Sip of the Day

October 24, 2020

Day #298 of the year.

Maison Saleya Rosé 2019

When I had my first bite of mortadella, it was transformative. The Italian charcuterie was fragrant, paper-thin, and meltingly delicious. When I discovered it came from Bologna, Italy, it didn’t take me long to make the connection: this is what American “baloney” is supposed to be imitating and why it’s spelled “bologna” in the first place. Nothing about the American lunch meat ever made sense to me, least of all its appeal, but now the pieces fell together. In honor of National Bologna Day today, go international with true “baloney,” mortadella, and pair it with a delicate wine that won’t overpower this slightly sweet cold cut. For an unexpected by surprisingly good choice, go with this Saleya Provence rose, which is elegant, fruity, and fresh.

ORIGIN

Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, France

Grapes

70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Cinsault

wine bottle, Maison Saleya Provence Rose

Tasting Notes

Brilliant light pink color. Intense scents of raspberries, strawberries and redcurrants with hints of grapefruit and a bright, floral finish. Fresh and lively on the palate with complex red berry and citrus flavors and a lovely, fruity, rounded finish.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

An aperitif between friends, to enhance a Provençal recipe, or an exotic specialty, and so at home with world cuisine, Provence Rosé wines are known for their conviviality, their freshness… Everywhere they go, they’re always right at home!

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