Some wines tell such an evocative story that you just can't wait to open the bottle and taste what's inside. Mas de la Dame is located in France's Apilles Mountains, in a rugged, windswept area that was the setting for so many of Van Gogh's paintings. Just that fact alone makes me feel like opening the bottle will bring some of the beauty of the area right into our home.
The "Farm of the Women," the literal translation of Mas de la Dame, is owned by Anne Poniatowski and Caroline Missoffe, who worked with the master of French rosť, Jean-Luc Colombo, to create this stunning rosť. All of their wines, including the rosť, are organically grown and produced, resulting in a fresh, clean rosť that tastes of berries and fennel.
This is a perfect bottle served on its own, and despite lacking humble beginnings, it goes best with casual, easy-going summer fare. Easy drinking, but not lacking in subtle complexity and interest - exactly what we've come to expect from French rosť.
Regular Bottle Price: $15
15% off per Bottle: $12.75
25% off 12-Bottle Price: $135 (a savings of $45, at $11.25 per bottle)