Sommelier: Monmousseau Brut Rose

Monmousseau Brut Rose delivers the power of pink to the ultimate degree. It’s a sparkling wine born and bred in the heart of the Loire Valley, with flutes of bubbles produced in the labor-intensive, more expensive methode traditionnelle. And Chteau Monmousseau’s house style yields perfect balance for pairing with food. Monmousseau Brut Rose dances with flavors of wild strawberry fields in the beginning and cream-tinged brioche in the end, with a sleek-as-satin honey mid-palate. This blend is artfully crafted from grapes grown in the chunky limestone quarries along the Loire River in Touraine, which gives it a fresh, crisp, not-too-sweet edge. France produces some of the finest wines in the world, from Burgundy and Bordeaux to Champagne, but Sparkling Rose is the GQ. Try Monmousseau at Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar where it’s served BTG, pairing perfectly with the new summer menu. Or, if you are panting for pink, stop by Alexander’s Highland Market which keeps bottles of it chilled, and grab one for under $14. This summer sipper should be your next Loire affair.