I am a cork lover through and through, but I’ve been seeing more screw caps as I browse wine store shelves and honestly, they have their benefits. Think of all those times you headed to a picnic with a beautiful bottle of wine only to get there and uh-oh, you forgot the cork screw! This has happened to me many times and I have tried to life hack, unsuccessfully…more on that in another post.
I unscrewed the bright pink cap earlier this week and poured the translucent pink liquid into a glass. The bottle calls it “Lily Pad Pink”–how cute! I was busy shooting off emails and picking out new glasses as I sipped. The wine smelled like cherry blossoms and tasted like them too, at least what I think they’d taste like. Very flowery; the taste of candied fruit lingered on my tongue.
It reminded me of cherry blossom season in DC, my favorite time of year when I used to live in the capitol. Look how pretty the trees are! I have this first picture hanging in my living room.
I tried the Syrah Rose again a couple of days later at dinner and it got tarter with time, but for me, that was a good thing.
It’s creator, Jean-Claude Mas, is known as the “humble winemaker” and he harvests grapes from the five main valleys in the South of France: Aude, Orb, Herault, Peyne and Uzes valleys. How fun are those names!
I’d buy this again for a picnic or as a gift to a floral wine lover, but I probably wouldn’t get it again to keep around the house.
Nuts and Bolts
- Winery: Arrogant Frog
- Type: Syrah Rose
- Origin: South of France
- Vintage: 2012
- Price: $14.99 is the original price, but I got it for 5 cents, win!
- Alcohol content: 13%
- When to drink: At a picnic by the Jefferson Memorial in April, surrounded by cherry blossoms, enjoying this goat cheese and tart apple on French bread appetizer.