Ch. de Campuget 1753 Rosé
A few years ago, on a trip to France, a friend and I drove down a quaint tree lined street in the heart of Costières de Nîmes. At the end of the road was the Castle of Campuget, a beautiful and charming wine property dating back to 1640.
After a long drive (and a small incident with the car) our hosts sent us off to the pool to relax. There waiting for us was a bottle of 1753 rosé nestled in ice.
A sexy pale pink color, my first sip of this vintage took me back to that summer day. Elegant and dry, it has bright citrus aromatics with grapefruit undertones, making your mouth water. A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Vermentino, juicy, yet delicate red berry flavors follow with a refreshing finish.
I can vouch for sipping it poolside, but trust me, a glass by the sea or with a plate of oysters wouldn't be too bad either—this is their best vintage yet!