My CSA delivery box just arrived, and in it is a fine medley of produce: baby artichokes, lanky asparagus, pink radishes, tiny potatoes, green onions,and sweet peas. Such a springy selection requires rosé, so here is my dream meal. I’d start with Gabrielle Hamilton’s amuse-bouche of three simple ingredients—cool radish, soft butter, and flaky salt—washed down with something lovely from the Loire, Catherine Breton’s Bourgueil La Ritournelle or Joguet’s barely pink Chinon. Next I’d blanch asparagus and reach for a bottle of Sauvignon-esque Reuilly Pinot Gris before moving on to my first main course: Rita Sodi’s Tuscan insalata di carciofi with Parmesan and cracked pepper, whose earthy flavors crave the Corsican maquis of a bottle of Canarelli or Abbatucci. I’d wrap this all up with a warm potato salad, spruced up with peas and scallions, to enjoy with something southern like Dominique Hauvette’s Cinsault-based Petra or a healthy pour of Masseria del Pino’s celestial SuperLuna. We’re offering 20% off select rosés this month, so feel free to dream big!
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Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are the fourth generation of their family to farm the land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In recent decades, they have brought their intricate knowledge of the various terroirs of the southern Rhône to new heights through the expansion of the holdings. Their properties represent a vast variation of soil types, climatic conditions, and grape varieties.
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