A dry rosé is the great equalizer: both white wine and red wine lovers can appreciate it; it can be enjoyed year-round; and it pairs with various proteins, from grilled Gulf shrimp and smoked chicken to steak and barbecue. Our "Les Copains" rosé is made from Rhône Valley and Provence varieties—the French regions that made dry rosé iconic. These do well in Texas and demonstrate opulent fruit and aromatics when made into rosé.
Aromas of lemon, white pepper, chalk, crushed stone and white flowers are fresh and inviting on the nose. The chalky, delicate palate is mineral driven and bathed in fresh squeezed lemon flavor. White flowers and herbal notes are on the fringes, while tingling acidity melds with some textural roundness. This delectable wine is a perfect match for oysters.
This aromatic golden-hued Viognier takes its cue from its iconic cousins in the Northern Rhône Valley. Offering fragrant floral notes backed by fleshy summer peaches, this Viognier is the perfect Texas answer for Chardonnay lovers. The palate is fresh and bright with an easy, delicate weight that finishes with a zippy lift. A delicious pairing for roasted chicken or pork tenderloin with grilled peaches, this heralded French variety has found a happy home in the hot, dusty soils of the Texas High Plains.
The citrusy nose shows fresh quince, apricot, orange peels and bitter lemon. The fruit flavors are ripe on the palate due to soft acidity, offering bitter citrus, peach and orange. There is a touch of white pepper on the midpalate, ending with notes of clementine and lime pith. This wine captures the tartness juxtaposed to vivid fruit expression like classic Albariño, with a complex mid-palate and finish. Pair with seafood, shellfish, paella dishes, or garden salads.
Restrained on the nose, this varietal wine brings muddled lemon with a slight char and salty cheese rind to mind. There's a substantial weight to the palate, as well as a bit more fruit, with bruised peach offering a bit of juiciness. Silken in feel, there's just enough acid to maintain balance.
An elegant blend of classic Rhône Valley varietals Rousanne, Viognier, Marsanne, and Picpoul, this wine is an instant crowd-pleaser. Notes of lemon and orange blossom, peach crumble, and passionfruit give way to juicy vibrancy on the palate with a crisp, minerally finish. This wine is sunshine in a glass. Enjoy with grilled shrimp, raw oysters, or fish tacos. But as its name suggests, be sure to enjoy it among friends, or les copains.