A rosé during winter? Certainly. Cool as an aperitif, but just as fine a combination with the winter turkey. This bone dry rosé, from vineyards close to Minervois in the Languedoc region of France, is a fine, crisp wine, with just a touch of caramel. It has freshness but also some weight and pepper for its role as a food partner. When the kitchen gets hot, reach for a glass.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.