Château Val Joanis 2011 Tradition Syrah Rosé
From the Luberon hills of northern Provence, this shimmering silver-copper rosé is one of the palest I have seen. The nose is mild, but ultra-fresh, with persimmon, pink grapefruit, red onion and pepper all nicely integrated. It is slight in build, but stylish, mouth-watering and intensely flavoured, with anise and grapefruit hitting very good length.
- Ontario: $15
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David Lawrason is the founder of Wine Access, a former wine columnist for the Globe and Mail and currently writing for Toronto Life and Ottawa magazine. He reviews wines for Wine Access, Winealign.com and Winerytohome.com.