Oh, man! A ridiculously delicious treat: Les Ligériens 2017 Rosé d'Anjou from the Loire Valley in France. A hearty 55% Gamay (#GoGamayGo!) is wonderfully balanced with 45% Grolleau.
It's an indigenous black-skinned variety (the moniker is a nod to grolle, the French word for crow, because crows are black, too, riiiight?) known for low alcohol, high acidity, and red wines that are kinda 'meh.' IN PINK THOUGH, it carries a lot of weight, boosting Gamay's plummy, red berry fruit, supporting that lovely lavender component, and keeping things at a tidy 10.5% alcohol. SO juicy and quaffable; if you find the pink wines of Provence to muted or boring, this is for you.
Here in Vancouver, it's $18.99 at B.C. Liquor Stores.