Yes, the Wine of the Day, almost halfway into December, is a rosé, because even in the chill of winter a glass of rosé with lunch or before dinner can be refreshing and delightful. In fact, last night, I made an omelet with chorizo, green onion, bell pepper and radicchio and drank with it several glasses of the Chateau de Fontenille Bordeaux Rosé 2016, fashioned, not surprisingly, from some of the same grapes that the region’s red wines are made from, in this case, 70 percent cabernet franc, 20 percent merlot and 10 percent cabernet sauvignon. Grapes have been cultivated on this estate since 1524, but the present era began in 1989, when Stéphane Defraine purchased the 49-hectare property — about 120 acres. The estate produces two white and two red wines, a rosé, a clairet and a Crémant. The color here is a distinct coral hue; aromas of peaches and strawberries open to hints of melon and orange zest, with a top-note of orange blossom and almond skin. Whiplash acidity keeps this rosé on an even and energetic keel, while a shoal of limestone minerality and seashell salinty provide ballast and a bracing finish. All of these aspects are expressed with discreet spareness and elegance, with lovely heft and presence on the palate. 12 percent alcohol. One of the best rosé wines I tasted this year, and wait till you see the price. Excellent. About $12, representing Remarkable Value.

Imported by Craft + Estate/Winebow, New York. A sample for review.