The Loire Valley, often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’, is an important wine producing regionlocated between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire. One of the main regions here is the Anjou.
The region produces a variety of wines, but perhaps the most popular (certainly here in the Netherlands, especially since the 70s!) is the Rosé d’Anjou.
A wide range of rosés are produced; all of them are easy to drink thanks to their mild sweetness and relatively low alcohol content — great wines for those who are just starting to discover wine and are looking for something approachable. Of course, in the summer, a properly chilled Rosé d’Anjou is a joy to drink and goes very well with light dishes, picnic foods and barbecues.
Yesterday I tried the Rosé d’Anjou FEU and will definitely be adding this one to my list of favorite summer drinks. Bright pink with a hint of an orange glow, the light, fruity wine paired very well with our afternoon olives, crackers and baba ganoush. I think it would also complement seasonal fruit desserts beautifully. On the nose there’s lots of ripe red fruit, but also tropical fruits such as mango. The fleshy wine has a pleasantly fresh, slightly sweet finish and only 10.5% alcohol. Serve between 10-12C.
On a final note, if you’re in the Netherlands, you might want to stop by the Rosé d’Anjou truck at the following festivals:
- Concert at Sea (June 26 & 27)
- 22Fest (July 18)
- Damaris Festival (July 26)
- Strandfestival ZAND (August 22)