Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2017
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Georges De Blanquet Sentier Rose 2016A light-hued rosé de saignée. Mostly Cinsault with a touch of Grenache, Syrah, and Cunoise, from organically farmed vines. uses native yeasts, adoesn’t add lactic acid Peppery tropical fruit with a refreshing acidity make it a perfect patio wine. Located just northwest of Aix-en-Provence, vigneron Philippe Pouchin has been farming organically since his arrival at the domaine in the early 1990s. Since 2010, the domaine has been certified Agriculture Biologique. Over the past several decades, Philippe has worked to create a balance in the vineyard through biodiversity. As he describes it, “the vines grow in the middle of the grass, like a tree in a prairie. This way of farming creates a lot of biodiversity, and at the domaine has replaced the traditional plowing. This effect of biodiversity makes the vineyard more resistant to imbalances in the weather or other ill effects. The vines at Badasset have been pioneering in this regard. We find here a certain wisdom centered around the idea that it’s more efficient to bend to the will of nature and accompany it, rather than to fight against it.” The wines produced are an honest reflection of this desire to respect the land, and they also represent a terrific value. A side note: Badasse (with an E at the end, smart guy!) is the name of a local flower found in the mediterranean. Called canary clover in English, it was used to feed silk worms in the middle ages, and today is prevalent part of the biodiversity around the domaine.
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2017The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a rosé. Only perfectly ripe , healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.
Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Rosé de Pinot Noir 2017
Commanderie de Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rose 2017Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache make a balanced trio full of fruity flavours, nicely sharpened with a touch of Mourvèdre. Vinification and aging Harvested separately during the night when temperatures are coolest, the grapes are then de-stemmed and pressed. After fermentation they are aged in stainless steel vats. Tasting Its rosy appearance is soft as a dream, and an expressive, gourmet nose lends charm to this blend dominated by wild berries: gooseberry and raspberry reveal themselves in a crisp, silky palate enhanced with an elegant touch of minerality. Ideal as an aperitif, to accompany tapas, but also goes well with all varieties of grilled fish, beef or fish tartar and fresh berry desserts.
Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose 2017
Gerard Boulay Sancerre Rosé 2016Unlike many Sancerre Roses, Gerard harvests his Pinot specifically to make rose by direct press, then into tank. It is not a selection of young vines as he has no young Pinot vines. What makes the rosé one year could make red another, and vice versa, depending on what the vintage gives.
Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé 2017Vibrant shades of pink greet the eye and follow through on the nose with the enchanting aroma of wild strawberries. Fresh and crisp on the palate, rich berry flavors are wonderfully balanced with juicy citrus. A bit of white pepper on the finish adds surprising complexity to this easygoing summer wine. Everyone loves to share this delicious rosÃÂÃÂ© with family and friends, so stock up early - there is a limited supply.
Domaine du Clos d'Alari Grand Clos Rosé 2015The wine has a pale, clear, and brilliant appearance. It has a subtle, delicate nose, with aromas of white peaches and pears, honeysuckle, and Herbes de Provence. On the palate, the wine is supple and balanced, with notes of honeysuckle, peaches and apricots. This is a great Rose de Provence. Domaine du Clos d’Alari is a small agricultural estate of 50 acres located in the middle of the Var region of Provence, not far from Lorgues. The domaine is run by a mother-daughter team of Anne-Marie and Nathalie. Together they look after the vineyard, assisted by an agricultural worker and an oenologist. The owners adopted the Var as their home more than 20 years ago and since 1998 have been fully engaged in producing:
Château-du-Galoupet Cotes de Provence Rose 2015This is a Cru Classe Rose. APPELLATION Côtes de Provence GRAPE VARIETIES 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Tibouren, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Rolle TASTING NOTES Pale rosewood color. Nose of citrus fruits and white fruits. Straight attack with a nice balance and a finish of red currant. FOOD PAIRINGS Monkfish and scallop terrine HARVEST Harvested between August 26 and September 19, 2014 VINIFICATION Maceration with skins, direct pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation at 61°F. SOIL TYPE Schistose clay slopes LAND 100 acres YIELD 50 hectoliters per hectare PRODUCTION 260,000 bottles
Château-Soucherie Rose de Loire 2015This dry, mineral-driven Rosé is produced from Grolleau (70%) and Gamay (30%). The vines are planted to clay, sandstone and schist soils. The wine is a product of the direct press method of vinification and the elevage is in cuve with bottling occurring usually in April of the spring following harvest.
Château-Val-d'Arenc Bandol Rosé 2016Its assembly Grenache 50% Cinsault 30% Mourvèdre 20% Alchemy Rosé from Domaine de Val d'Arenc is produced by direct pressing of black grapes . The harvest has previously undergone short maceration at low temperature to exhale all its fruity bouquet and retain freshness and elegance. The savor and keep the custom is to enjoy a rosy year. Of course the Domaine de Val d'Arenc lends itself perfectly. He then reveals its freshness and vivacity. Her dress is adorned with a translucent and shiny salmon. Its elegant aromas are those of summer fruits (peach, cherry) and sweet spices. In his mouth clean attack is highlighted by a nice freshness. Peach aromas and apricot exhale. Bandol rosé is probably the best rosé of France. He deserves to age to thrive and make you reach new horizons inside. By opening a Val Domaine Arenc rosé aged one to three years are discovered floral aromas of rose and peony accompanied by strawberry notes . This wine is ideal with exotic cuisine, in particular African-not just for the nod to the origins of the family ... but because the spices do not scare him and he appreciates weddings sucrés- salty. Try it also with Provencal dishes like bouillabaisse, bouillabaisse or a wolf braised fennel. Or with tapas and finger food during an aperitif or a picnic. Fontbrune Val d'Arenc rosé Grenache 40% Cinsault 40% Mourvèdre 20% (pic for display purposes only, see description for correct vintage)
Thirsty Owl Plane Vineyard Pinot Noir Rose 2016Flavors of cranberry, cherry, and pink grapefruit provide a lively start and a solid, lasting finish.
Antoniolo Lorella Rosato 2016Antoniolo is without question one of the pioneers of Alto Piemonte and the quality level of their wines consistently impresses year after year. Named after the currenter proprietor, this 100% Nebbiolo rosato is sourced from the same vineyards as the estate's Juvenia bottling and is aged completely in steel. Nebbiolo in its purest expression!
Domaine Dupuy de Lome Bandol RosÃ© 2017
Anthony Road Rosé of Cabernet Franc 2016Aromas of cherry, watermelon, blood orange and red pepper. Flavors of watermelon, cherry and alpine strawberry with a hint of dried herbs. The 2016 Rosé of Cabernet Franc is full of bold and vibrant flavors that get cleansed and refreshed by a hint of tannin and lingering mineral impact.
Domaine LaFage Miraflors Rosé 2016Named after an old estate located in the heart of Domaine Lafage, Mas Miraflors, the Miraflors Rosé is sourced from old vines of Grenache Gris, nearing 80 years old, planted near the Mediterranean. Added to this is some Mourvedre that Jean-Marc planted here about 15 years ago. This a direct press rosé with the color coming from the skins of the pink Grenache Gris berries, and naturally, from the much darker Mourvedre. It is aged in tank for 4 months before bottling.
Estandon Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016Pale in appearance with lychee-colored shades, this vintage develops delicate,fresh aromas of peaches and pears. Delicious, soft and well-balanced on the palate. This wine pairs nicely with grilled seafood and is a fine, subtle match with Mediterranean cuisine.
Commanderie de Peyrassol #lou Rosé 2017#LOU is a soft, fresh pink color, and leaves a trail of gooseberry, raspberry and white blossom in its wake. In the mouth, it titillates the taste buds with its vivacity and intense fruit flavours of gooseberry, fresh strawberry and white fruits. Simple, balanced ans beautifully light a seductive combination !
Corzano e Paterno Il Corzanello Rosato 2017
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rosé La Moussiere 2016When we are capable of taming the soil and the wines the wine that we have taken such great care in producing will give us the same emotional and esthetical happiness as with a piece of music, a painting or a sculpture.
Domaine de la Fouquette Cuvée Rosé d'Aurore 2017In the picturesque wooded ridges of the Massif de Maures in the village of Les Mayons in Provence, 3rd generation wine growers Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano farm their small family domaine naturally (without the use of pesticides or chemicals) in order to produce fresh, terroir-driven wines that capture the essence of Provence. This crisp, dry rosé is the quintessential Provencal style, made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Rolle. It offers lovely citrus and strawberry aromas and flavors, with punchy watermelon notes on the palate accented by of currant and garrigue spice on the finish.