Besides for experiencing fall for the first time, experiencing golden hour at The Met’s Cantor Roof Garden Bar was one of my most breathtaking NYC moments. An elevator ride up, past the European sculptures and decorative art galleries, brings you to a spectacular rooftop overlooking Central Park. The scene set against the New York City skyline is only enhanced by the beautiful sculptures arranged throughout the space. It’s open seasonally, so I was lucky enough to enjoy it on it’s last day.
The bar serves a variety of cocktails and light fare, so my drink of choice was a glass of 2016 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé to match the stunning pink sky.
Moulin de Gassac was created in the early 1990s by Mas de Daumas Gassac for two reasons: 1) To preserve land parcels that fully reflect the character of the Languedoc Terrior and 2) Offer consumers fine, generous, and exceptional value wines with a subtle blend of Mediterranean and Bordeaux grape varieties.
This wine in particular is a blend of Syrah and Carignan from Jurassic limestone slopes in the south of France. The organic crop is de-stemmed and rested in stainless steel for six months prior to bottling.
It was salmon pink in color and had a light berry and floral aroma. It was crisp on the palate and very refreshing. Fruity, but dry, with notes of peach. It was $14 for a glass, but I saw that I could buy a bottle online for about the same price. I paired it with fantastic views and friends. 3.25/5.
I highly recommend making a trip to The Met for sunset cocktails during season. You won’t regret it. Cheers!