With 13 % alcohol, costing under $14, and scoring 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2019 Lavendette Rose’ from Alpes de Haute Provence has cherry pit, strawberry and herbal notes. It is clean and is meant to be drunk young and fresh.

Tomato soup demanded this wine. Starting the evening meal with Rose’ is a must in a civilized world. It works with lunch too.

The Ganache grape is the basis for this wine and it shows. Seek one out as soon as possible. It’s clean, soft in the mouth and refreshing. In Vino Veritas.