Coteaux de Béziers Indication Géographique Protégée, Languedoc, southern France
70% Cinsault, 30% Grenache; 12.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 29 June
This wine looked lovely and is from the current vintage, so I had to try it. Compared to the also-current Chateau La Sauvageonne rosé, this wine is more austere and structured, but also delicious.
The wine shows flavors of medium-ripe pink grapefruit, a little tangerine / quince, less ripe white melon, hint of lavender / jasmine, with slight skin bitterness and minerality, and crisp acid. Some red berries and yellow apple come out more as it warms.
None of my bottle survived until the next day, but I expect it would follow the usual pattern: fruit more forward and integrated, less minerality and complexity, still quite tasty.