2012 Bieler Pere et Fils Sabine Rose

2012 Bieler Pere et Fils Sabine Rose (Handout photo / August 28, 2013)

From: Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, France

Price: $11

Serve with: Fried chicken, grilled salmon

This is a bracing, crisp, bone-dry pink wine from the south of France. It demonstrates what non-snobbish wine lovers have known a long time: Dry roses are serious wines. This excellent version offers penetrating flavors of sherry, strawberry and rosehips. It's best served before the weather gets cold.

--Michael Dresser