This week at Café Vino you can try a delightful, absolutely poundable, and proportionately remarkable organic wine from southern France called CHATEAU DE LASCAUX Rosé. Farmed with the highest organic methods, this wine has been in the Cavalier family since the 12th century. The vineyards have hillside exposure and a particular type of limestone soil which the locals call Lascaux, hence the name of the domaine. The stony soil, along with the Mediterranean micro-climate (the shape of the hillside protects from the cold Mistral and Tramontane winds) gives the wines of this area finesse and complexity, and allows the reds greater aging potential than Syrah-based wines grown in other Languedoc soils. The garrigue surrounding the vineyards is reflected in the aromas of the wine: laurel, spice, mint, cinnamon, and réglisse. This rosé is a blend of 30% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 10% Cinsault.
Try it with one of these perfect pairings:
Lamb Sliders on fresh made buns with mint aioli, fresh cucumbers and tomato
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with grilled flatbread and sesame crisps
Or just about any other tapas dish on the menu since this wine is very flexible! Ask your server for advice is you’re unsure (Casey or Hillary recommended).