Domaine de Fondrèche 2003 Côtes du Ventoux "Instant" rosé ($9.99)
This wine's pretty, transparently pale rose-petal-pink color belies its full aromas and flavors. Ripe and fresh strawberry aromas waft from the glass, accented by an elusive, characteristic whiff of herbes de Provence. Crisp and bright on the palate, fresh berry fruit is nicely balanced by zippy acidity; relatively high alcoholic content (13.5 percent) adds full texture and body unexpected in a wine that looks delicately pink but "drinks red." US Importer: Robert Kacher Selections, Washington, D.C. (Jan 24, 2005)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with the spicy "Creole Nouvelle" jambalaya featured in the Jan. 27, 2005 Wine Advisor FoodLetter.
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