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I am gratified to see more people exploring rosés as an alternative to white wines here in the desert where rosés are the perfect wine for most situations. The versatility of this category as an apéritif or food wine makes it most desirable in entertaining and simply pairing with lighter foods year round. Rosés are made in three different methods: wines intended to be rosés from red grapes from the start to end of fermentation, the blending of red and white wines, and the Saignée method where the rosé is taken early from vats destined to become red wines. Moreover, rosé can be made from any red grape or combinations of grape varietals.
2011 Marquis de Goulaine Rosé d’Anjou
LIST PRICE 9.99; OUR PRICE 8.99
In the 12th century, when the Duchy of Brittany was independent, the first Goulaine, Jean de Goulaine, then leader of the city of Nantes, fortified the estate to defend against attacks from Normans. The Goulaine family ownership of the estate continued uninterrupted until 1788 when it was sold to a Dutch banker. This circumstance helped save the château from destruction during the French Revolution. In 1858, a member of the Goulaine family reacquired the estate, and it remains in the family today. The rosés from this property are charming, light, delicate, floral and fruity. The 2011 is well-balanced and has an expressive nose with white peach and hints of dried cherry and floral notes. It has round and lively fresh fruit flavors and a pleasing combination of acidity with a touch of sweetness and a surprisingly long finish.
2011 Torres Sangre de Toro Rosé, Cataluña
LIST PRICE 10.00; OUR PRICE 8.99
This wine is characterized by its freshness and notes of red berries (redcurrant) accompanied by notes of apple and banana. On the palate it’s very balanced and lush, with a long, persistent aftertaste. The blend is 65% Garnacha Tinta and 35% Cariñena.
2012 Domaine de Triennes Rosé, Provence
LIST PRICE 17.50; OUR PRICE 15.95
This wine is made from grapes destined exclusively to the production of rosé wine. They are picked at a level of
ripeness that is perfectly suited to making a wine that combines freshness, elegance and exuberant aromatics. If this wine doesn’t make you a fan of rosé, nothing will. The blend is primarily Cinsault, with Syrah, Grenache and Merlot included.
2012 Cave d’Esclan “Whispering Angel”, Cotes de Provence
LIST PRICE 22.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
Whispering Angel is a blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes. Strikingly pale pink in color, the aromas are fresh and fruity. On the palate, it is bone dry through the finish. The name really suits the delicate nature of this wine. This is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Vermentino, Tibouren, Syrah, Carignane and Mourvèdre grapes.
2012 Reichsrat von Buhl Rosé, Pfalz
LIST PRICE 19.95; OUR PRICE 17.50
Known as the Rhine Palatinate (or in German, Rheinpfalz) until 1992, “Pfalz” has 58,000 acres of land planted to grapevines, making it the second largest wine region in Germany. (Rheinhessen is the largest.) This wine made from Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) grapes is a pale salmon pink, and is crisp and dry, with soft, beautiful fruit and a silken texture. It is a perfect apéritif, or serves well a light first course of marinated vegetables, a salad, or poached salmon.
2012 Hans Wirshing Rosé, Franken
LIST PRICE 19.50; OUR PRICE 16.99
Franken or Franconia is furthest east of the wine growing regions in western Germany, which makes its climate the least Atlantic and the most Continental. This Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir and Blauer Portugieser. It is ideal for dishes such as poultry or for socializing on beautiful summer day.