The 2015 Rosé Chinon by Jean-Maurice Raffault is one of those wines, perfect for seafood, cheese or salad. The Loire Valley Cabernet Franc grapes are grown in gravelly soil along the Vienne River, two-thirds pressed and one-third saignée for the pink wine. The Raffault family is into its 14th generation of making wine in Chinon. Their rose cost $12 for a glass at the restaurant.
It carries a light pink color and a fruity, strawberry nose. The cherry palate is not only tasty, but shows good acidity as well before a little melon on the finish.
It was great with the Moroccan olives, but my wife liked her Pinot Blanc so much with that app she didn't even sip the rosé. She also really enjoyed her Uruguayan Albariño. That choice displayed a savory quality and an acidity I have never found with that grape. The rosé was just fine with my smoked scallops, too.