Here are our favorite rosés of the moment, all ready to enjoy now and throughout the summer!
2014 Remy Wines Germaine Gabrielle Rosé, Oregon, $15.00: This seasonal favorite is back, and with the release of the 2014 vintage I say “STOCK UP!” Remy does not make a lot of her seasonal rosé, but what she does produce gets snatched up quickly. Personally, Remy’s Rosé becomes my seasonal house wine as soon as it’s released- lean, dry, silky smooth texture with strawberry, soft watermelon, and a light back note of spice make this the ideal wine for all of your al fresco dining.
NV Henri Giraud Champagne Esprit Rosé, France, $78.00: Espirit Rosé knows how to please its public. The approach is easy, with lots of charm. With refreshing frankness, the texture is smooth and the form is regular. It is a caress of a wine, best for gourmet aperitifs and those intimate moments.
NV Domaine Rieflé Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, France, $24.00: Soft and fresh, this wine displays delicate hints of red berries and fruits, enhanced by beautiful tiny bubbles. A perfect aperitif and a great partner with light meals such as smoked salmon, sushi or a sandwich. 100% Pinot Noir.
2014 Château Beaulieu Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé, France, $18.00: Among the most famous estates in the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation, this is a greedy rosé with red fruit aromas of red currants, wild strawberries, and orchard fruits like peaches and pears. A very nice balance of acidity to alcohol on the palate, bringing a nice long, thin and elegant finish. Enjoy with most spring and summer foods, especially grilled fish and traditional vegetables of tomato, zucchini, mushrooms, and eggplant.
2008 Vega de Ribes Ancestral Garnatxa-Sumoll Rosado, Spain, $37.00: A unique sparkling wine in a style that is reflective of the producer. What strikes a person from the beginning is how different it is from any other sparkling wine! This is due in part to a blend of two regional grape varietals, 50% Garnatxa (known as Granache in the US) and 50% Sumoll. This divine elixir is not sweet, but bone dry. To some at a recent tasting this wine reminded them of sour beer, something I personally am fond of, but we can all agree is not for everyone. I say buy it for yourself, or… pick up a bottle and keep it chilled for when someone brings that harder to please wine enthusiast over. You will be delighted you have it on hand!
NV Domain Spiropoulos Ode Panos Brut Rosé, Greece, $30.00: To quote a close friend, “Ode Panos is great, but not everyone’s cup of bubbly,” and I think that is fair. I adore the exotic quality. Fruit forward sweetness, rich brut quality in the mid-palate, finishes clean with an astringent after-note. This is an excellent starter sparkling. Ode de Panos is aromatic, exotic and adventurous!
2014 Carpineto Dogajolo Rosato, Italy, $18.00: This dry rosé has a bouquet of elegant florals, particularly rose, myrtle and grape flowers. Bright fruity flavors of crisp red apple, currants, and a hint of sour cherry finish clean on the palate. Enjoy as an aperitif or paired with antipasto platters consisting of cured meats and mild cheeses. Also excellent with grilled fish.
2013 Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Italy, $19.00: A classically styled rosé from the Abruzzi region, the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a fantastically fresh, bright rosé with a touch of floral, and loaded with lovely earth tones and fruit. The classic cherry (Cerasuolo) wine fits the ideal dry rosé stereotype. This a lush vintage with a lingering finish with hints of almond. The Cerasuolo rosé is well suited Caprese salads, margherita pizza, ripe tomato bruschetta, and your favorite item just off the grill!
2014 Hugl Weine Zweigelt Rosé, Austria, $15.00: Despite its relative youth, Zweigelt is actually an Austrian classic. This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes – St Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Today, Zweigelt is the most widely planted red variety in Austria, growing in nearly 9% of the country’s vineyards. The wine boasts a pale rosé color, and has plenty of fruity aromas, with red cherry and wild strawberry flavors. It is medium-bodied, with a nice long, pleasant finish, nuanced with a light cinnamon spice. Perfectly at home or on a picnic. Zweigelt Rosé tames the heat when paired with spicy dishes. There is also a slight watermelon note that makes it perfect for spring and summer.
2013 Château du Rouët Côtes de Provence Cuvée Reservée Rosé, France, $19.00: Delicate salmon color. Intense nose, with notes of blackcurrant and raspberry. Fruity and elegant mouth, marked by fresh fruit. Great expression of the terroir.
2014 Bodegas Benegas Carmela Benegas Cabernet Franc Rosé, Argentina, $16.00: Soft cherry hues highlighted by more fresh red fruit- cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. Fresh and delicate on the front palette leading to an exact balance between fruit and alcohol with a long finish of typical cabernet franc notes. Enjoy chilled, and soon!
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