Peyrassol La Croix Rosé 2020
Méditerranée, France, $17
Peyrassol is a historic winery in Provence, dating from the 1200s when the property was owned by the Knights Templar as a way station on the journey to the Crusades. Peyrassol’s estate wines, especially its rosés, are among the region’s best. The La Croix is made with grapes purchased from growers around the region and priced to be an accessible, affordable entry wine. It offers bright watermelon flavors with a note of wild herbs and salty sea air. Olives at a cafe in St. Tropez, a salade Nicoise overlooking the beach at Nice . . . who needs to travel? The Virginia distributor has not yet brought this wine to market, but should be receiving it soon. ABV: 13 percent.