Wine Find

July 01, 2009|By MICHAEL DRESSER

2008 Chateau d'Aqueria

From: Tavel, Rhone Valley, France

Price: $19

Serve with: Ham, spicy fried chicken Summer is the time when fine pink wines come into their own. The best are bone-dry, crisp and complex, and that description fits this well-known wine from the Tavel region, which is known for fine rose. It's a more deeply colored wine than most roses, but don't let the prettiness fool you. It offers a fine combination of cherry, strawberry, rosehip and mineral flavors and is fuller bodied than your typical pink drink. This would be a most elegant wine to serve ice cold while outdoors. Drink it before the weather turns cool.

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