- 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé, France ($6.89* @ Costco, California – Item #1401944)
*price after $3 discount
NEWS FLASH: This has become our favorite pink wine, so it was a nice surprise to find it at Costco discounted by $3 – making a really good value a super, duper high QPR wine. Yea, those are technical terms.
Now, back to our original review:
I got a text from an East Coast friend last weekend proclaiming “rosé season is here finally.” To anchor his point, he included this enticing photo, proving he was backing up assertion with action:
Then, as if on cue, I visited my local Costco the following day and found this new wine in their suddenly shrunken wine section. (More on that later.)
This is a seriously delicious rosé. Here is a close-up of the label, so you can keep an eye out for it next time you are in your favorite warehouse store. Buy it by the case. It’s gonna be a long, hot season of Daylight Savings Time!
Provence has become synonymous with some of the best rosé wines in the world. One sip of this lovely wine and you will understand why.
Pours a lovely pale salmon color with aromas of watermelon, strawberries and wild flowers. The palate is wonderfully crisp with notes of strawberry, pear, melon and orange peel. Nice citrus and mineral finish. This wine – like most rosés – is the perfect all occasion wine. It pairs especially well with all seafood dishes (including sushi), salads, charcuterie and goat cheese and a wide range of vegetarian fare.
I mentioned the shrinking wine section at Costco. But it’s not just Costco, it’s Trader Joe’s as well. Both stores claim they are having “supply chain issues” that are slowing down the delivery of imported wines. Thankfully it didn’t prevent this particular wine from landing on our shores.
Speaking of TJs and Costco…
Need More Wine Picks from Costco – or Trader Joe’s Even?
If your wine shopping excursions land you in Costco, prepare by grazing our most recent reviews of Costco wines here in our Lucky 13 list.
And if your shopping finds you at Trader Joe’s, you can find our Lucky 13 list of TJ’s wine here.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!