2019 Jongieux Rosé (Carrel, Eugene)
Eugene Carrel, Jongieux Rosé, Savoie, France 201980% Gamay, 20% Mondeuse STRAWBERRY & STONE FRUIT, PRISTINE WET STONE, ALPINE SPICE Forged from a combination of the eastern French man about town, Gamay, and Savoie-specific denizen, Mondeuse, this very pale, almost peach-colored, rosé packs a lot more fruit and flavor than its delicate pigmentation might suggest. The Carrel family domaine dates back to 1830 with a contemporary story which began in the 1970s as Eugene began incrementally expanding the vineyard holdings from a meagre seven acres to the 59 that he, his wife, Paulette, and their son, Oliver manage today. Refreshing us with its berryish brightness and elegant stony undercurrents, this pink treat transports us straight to Savoie! Serving Suggestion: Alpine cheeses like Cantal or Gruyère (perhaps with a bit of prosciutto and sliced nectarine). Boiled fingerling potatoes w/ dill, garlic, & onion.