We have all heard about how versatile Rosé can be. It carries throughout the year, pairs with a wide variety of dishes, and you can find delicious examples at a variety of price points. Did you know that it also pairs with vastly different days? What I mean by that is that I equally enjoyed these two samples, but under very different circumstances.
If you are looking for a great wine to bring to a party, Barton and Guestier Rosé from Provence is just the thing. As an appertiv, to sip on between courses, or to pair with all kinds of finger foods. And it can be found at a great party price point, around $15. I brought both bottles to a birthday party my dear friend threw for me. I thought it was just some girls from the neighborhood getting together for a few hours, but she went all out. It was the first time someone had done that for me. I felt so much love, so loved, and so excited to share with friends. Integrated red fruit, white pepper, white flowers,.The pairings were as fluid as the conversations, the wine as vibrant as the guests, my host as lovely as the pale salmon of the wine. A wonderful evening I won’t forget.
I didn’t open the second bottle, La Villa Barton, that night because there were so many other tasty bottles to try. I needed to save it until I could properly evaluate. Or until an evening when I was about to pull my hair out. I have no photos of what I made. Did the wine even make it to the table? A blur. It was an evening when you are lucky to get anything on the table. And yet…
Unripened strawberry, red currant, floral. It brought elegance to the chaos, breathed a little life into my tired bones. We were fighting over the last glass, a bottle thoroughly enjoyed and gone too soon.
Whether you find yourself at a romantic picnic for two or a soirée for 200, Rosé. Whether your children are arguing about emoji charms or quietly drawing at an easel, Rosé. Whether you are surrounded by dear friends or enjoying a moment alone, Rosé. And hey, if you are alone, there is no one to fight you for the last glass. Cheers!
Many thanks to Barton and Guestier for providing the media samples. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I received no other compensation.