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Château du Clos Sainte-Anne Rosé 2015
Bordeaux AOC, France

My Fair Lady (1964)
Monday, June 12 @ 10:15 PM (ET)

Few musicals are as sophisticated and elegant as perennial classic My Fair Lady, a turn-of-the-century Pygmalion story starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. For a truly ‘loverly’ pairing, sip this red-fruited blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot while enjoying some of the finest music and spectacle that Hollywood has ever produced.

THE WINE

Our man on the ground, Jean-Marc Sauboua, introduced us to the Courselle family of Château Thieuley a few years ago. “I have been touting the value of Thieuley for over three decades,” says top critic Robert Parker, who’s also called their acclaimed Château Saint Genès red “a great little Bordeaux.” Lucky for all our thirsty rosé fans, the Courselles also make sophisticated pinks. Taste for yourself, with this charming, red-fruited blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Merlot (20%).

The Courselles are Bordeaux masters and grow the premium fruit for this gem in their hand-tended, five-acre Clos du Sainte-Anne vineyard. Its southern-facing slopes soak up more sun than your average Bordeaux site and, coupled with deep (well-draining) gravel soils, it’s the perfect spot for producing ripe grapes with juicy, concentrated flavors. And in a stellar year like 2015 – which Wine Spectator asserts “should easily be the best vintage since 2010” – the quality is especially impressive.

THE FAMILY

The Courselle family have been a top name in Bordeaux winemaking for over 100 years. In 1950, André Courselle acquired Château Thieuley – 30 years later, his son Francis added Châteaux du Clos Sainte-Anne and Saint-Genès to the family’s stable of estates. Today, Francis’ daughters Marie and Sylvie are continuing their family legacy by making wines that consistently garner international acclaim.

WITH FOOD

Just like its red and white counterparts, Bordeaux rosé is made to be sipped with a meal – all the better if it’s breezy summer fare. Mussels simmered in white wine with shallots and butter are a good choice. Other winning matches: fried chicken and red potato salad, traditional New England seafood boil or simple green salads with fresh, local produce.

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