Libellule is the French word for "dragonfly" — and it was these colorful, winged creature flitting through the flowers that came to mind when we tasted this vividly fragrant Gewürztraminer. With aromas of jasmine, ginger, citrus blossom and rose, this exemplary version of the variety exhibits an uncharacteristic acidity that buoys the vibrant flavors of citrus, lychee and apricot. Enjoy this exuberant wine with exotically spiced dishes that will bring out its intriguing nuances.
Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
The British call red Bordeaux wines Clarets. It's a variation on the French word clairet, a style of dark rosé wine the French exported to Britain in the 18th century.