First, the 2016 rosés from southern France are a very different animal from the past few vintages. Those were lean and lively charmers, while most of the 2016s I’ve tasted have been bigger and bolder wines, but not without their own appeal. The Fondreche is no exception. When it first showed up, the wine was a bit closed in, but time heals most, if not all wounds. That’s definitely the case here. This rosé has really come around. The nose is a mix of rich berry and ripe citrus and the flavors follow suit. A fuller bodied style than in the past, but it has the acidity to balance, and to play nice when paired with food. It’s a great choice as we segue into cooler fall weather and would be a perfect choice for the Thanksgiving feast.