Minuty, Côtes de Provence (Provence, France) “Prestige” 2019

($27, Vintus):  Readers of my recommendations recognize that I am not enthralled with most still rosé wines on the market, preferring to chill a light red.  This one stopped me in my tracks.  Its pale pink color suggested an innocuous wine.  As the saying goes, don’t chose a book by its cover.  Vibrant acidity amplifies the wild strawberry-like flavors that leap from the glass.  It has real character, which distinguishes it from many other rosés on the market.  This invigorating rosé will stand up to hearty salads you might be serving during quarantine.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 7, 2020