Link to Pink: Sizes matter!
Gérard Bertrand has played a major role in expanding awareness and demand for rosé wines all over the world. Based in the village of Narbonne, in the southern French region of Languedoc, his Côte des Roses Rosé has become a benchmark for dry rosés, long a staple of the Mediterranean coastline’s wine and food culture. It has now been wholeheartedly embraced by North American wine lovers and shows no signs of slowing down. The Côte des Roses bottle is iconic with its rose pattern incorporated in the glass base. But this is not just another pretty bottle. Brilliant pink in colour, the bouquet serenades us with a medley of summer fruits underpinned by gentle, yet seductive grapefruit notes. On the palate we encounter a very fresh yet complex mouth filling cornucopia of flavours. What’s really neat for this holiday season is the availability of three sizes of bottles to match the demands of the celebration. The 375ml size, # 11234, $10.95, is the ideal stocking stuffer or perfect for a dinner-for-two. The 750 ml size, # 373985 at $19.95 is an LCBO Vintages Essential listing, continuously available. The 3 Liter size, # 490912, $38.95, is perfect for larger family gatherings. Whether pairing with appetizers such as shrimps, dipped in mandatory cocktail sauce, or white or dark turkey meat, baked ham or even duck, Côtes des Roses Rosé, ticks off all the boxes for potential matches. Enjoy your favourite size of Côtes des Roses Rosé this holiday season, even just for sipping on its own.