Spring Rosé Bliss

By: Todd Templin | VP of Beer, Wine, and The DLM Cheese Shop
On: March 18, 2015

As we move into spring here in the Miami Valley, I cannot help but become excited about all of the wonderful gastronomic items that scream spring to me. Wonderfully dry pink wine, French cheese, mussels, pastry, and more that entice and hint at the promise of summer bounty to come!

Domaine de Gournier 2014 Rosé

A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and, Cinsault, this is a beautiful, dry rosé from the western edge of the Rhône just north of the city Nîmes. It’s made in stainless steel tanks to showcase the intense red berry fruit and touch of spice. $10 saves $2

Domaine Sainte-Eugénie 2014 Rosé

One of my favorites from a visit to the south of France last year, this wine shows superb color, great acidity, and stunning fruit made by a man, Herve, who is full of life and loves the synergy between food and wine. This rosé captures that essence! $11 saves $2

Château de Roquefort Corail 2014 Rosé

This Côtes de Provence property farmed by Raimond de Villeneuve is an amazing, biodynamically farmed vineyard that is literally situated in an amphitheater at an altitude of 1,000 feet, located just on the edge of the Bandol appellation. Wonderful mineralality, with strawberry fruit that is vibrant and full of verve, making it the perfect wine with a cheese plate or seafood dish! $18

Domaine des Sources Rosé de Fayel 2014 Costières de Nîmes

One of our most popular wines last season, this estate is located southeast of the city of Nîmes and was once part of the Rhône River delta and thus considered a part of the Rhône Valley as opposed to its neighbor, the Languedoc. Refreshing with melon, tart cherry fruit, savory hints of herb, and a dry, minerally finish, it is great with a salad of DLM Fresh Mozzarella. $12

Domaine des Corbillieres 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé

From the enchanting region of the Loire Valley, this wine is hand harvested from a 50-acre vineyard on the sand and clay soils within the Sologne region. With a beautiful nose of wild flowers, cherries, and a hint of cotton candy, this elegantly dry wine is perfect with delicate fish or poultry dishes. $16

The Perfect Pair

Comté Mélodie Gruyère

The younger sister of the Comté from the Jura region of France, this Gruyère-style cheese has a mild, nutty flavor. Ideal for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, fondue, or simply with a chilled rosé wine and some sliced pears.

Le Papillon Roquefort

Made in the world-famous caves of Roquefort, France, it has outstanding depth of flavor and is firmer than Société. Serve with strong red wine or sweet white wine and a slice of warm crusty bread.

Pico Picandine en Perigord

A soft goat cheese from the Périgord region of France that is quite flavorful and perfect on a cheese plate and served with a dry Muscadet.

Tulip Tree Creamery Trillium

We cannot say enough about this local Indiana cheese that we feel will hold up to any triple cream cheese in the world! Inspired by French classics, it’s mold-ripened with a soft, creamy texture, smooth flavors, and gentle lactic tones. Simply brilliant!