Wine for a Bachelorette Party

Your good friend is getting married. She’s joyous, she’s so happy, she found the perfect guy! Life is so great! And what do you get to do? Plan her a big fat party. There are so many options – you could plan a relaxing day at the spa, a whirlwind weekend in Vegas, an evening of live dancing entertainment…Either way, you should make sure you pop open lots of this:

2009 Chateau du Rouet Rosé Cuvee Tradition

There are so many things about this wine that make it the perfect choice for a bachelorette party. First of all, it’s pink. It’s a classic rosé from Provence in Southern France. Rosé is a wonderful wine that harnesses the strong fruit of a red with the crisp refreshment of a white. In France, rosé outsells white wine. This particular rose is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. So why isn’t it red? The main difference between a red wine and a rosé is the length of time the juice is allowed to sit with the grape skins. The longer the time, the darker the color of the wine. So a rosé sits with the skins for only a couple of days whereas a red wine sits with the skins through fermentation.

Second reason this works for a bachelorette party – the bottle is shaped like a sultry woman! This is actually the traditional rosé bottle shape from the late 1800’s. Most producers have abandoned it in favor of a more modern bottle shape, but Chateau du Rouet has stuck with the hourglass shape.

Third, it’s a great value at under $15 a bottle. You can keep the wine flowing all night to make sure the bachelorette stays happy. You could even give every party-goer her own bottle in a gift-bag.

Tasting Notes

It has bright fresh strawberry aromas with a hint of grapefruit and white flowers. It’s not sweet at all – very dry and focused on the palate with refreshing acidity and good minerality, kind of like wet stones. It has a long lingering citrus finish. This is a classic rosé from a classic region in a classic bottle. A great find! I can’t promise that the stripper will be classy, but at least the wine will be.