Le Bilboquet debuts a house rosé for all seasons, lending its rose-y hues to today’s romantic holiday.
Buckhead French brasserie Le Bilboquet is bringing rosé to the table year-round with the debut of its own private rosé bottling. Says Beverage Director Mark Hoefer, “Our owners were deeply interested in crafting their own rosé, and there is more than enough customer demand to allow us to work with and purchase a quality wine directly from the source.” The new Le Bilboquet Côtes de Provence rosé is a classically styled Provençal wine that blends together grenache, syrah and cinsault. The result is a pretty, pale salmon-pink wine with aromas of white peach and flowers. Says Hoefer, “It has a lovely thread of spice, and soft notes of rosemary and cardamom on the finish. It still plays well as an alfresco patio wine, but has enough structure to stand up to cuisine such as seafood and the lighter proteins.” Hoefer suggests pairing it with the restaurant’s crab and avocado salad, tuna tartare or a dish of branzino. “Creating a proprietary rosé wine just made sense,” adds Hoefer. “We fly through rosé all year long; it’s not a summer wine anymore.” $48 per bottle, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
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