The 2009 Chateau Routas Rouviere rose Coteaux Varois en Provence, is a beautiful little sipper for these dog days of summer. Pale salmon in color with orange highlights, it is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shows really pretty light red fruit (cherry, strawberry) on the nose and palate with good acidity. Bone dry and very pleasant to drink with summer sausage, cheese and crackers. Great bargain at $10.