The latest sure sign of spring is the arrival in the wine departments of the first rose' wines of the year. In this case it was a 2011 Guilhem, Moulin de Gassac, a Pays D'Herault from the Languedoc region of France.
Very pale pink in the glass and when the light hit it just right one got a touch of salmon orange as well. Lots of red berries and strawberries in the nose and those fruits dominated in the taste as well, though there was a touch of peach with this wine as well. Light, pleasant, happy, good acidity, nice fruity finish - just about everything one is looking for in a rose'.
The wine is a blend of 40 grenache, 40% carignan and 20% syrah.