If you love Rosé wine as much as I do, you probably already know that the Great Rosé Tasting Part IV is almost here! This Saturday, August 13th will be your next chance to taste 10 different bottles of rosé wine, side by side for free.
As I mentioned last month, this is really the best way to tell the subtle differences between the rosés from different regions, countries and grape varietals.
The tasting starts at 10:00 and runs until 7:00 and is, as always, on the house!
Here are the wines you can taste this weekend:
1. Le Rosé d’ Folie Beaujolais, 2015
100% stainless steel fermented Gamay from Beaujolais in Southern Burgundy. The wine boasts a great balance of juicy strawberries, tart raspberries and canteloupe with candied rose petal and a mélange of citrus zests.
2. Chateau Routas Coteaux Varois en Provence, 2015
Freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach aromas and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.
3. Commanderie de la Bargemone, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, 2015
91 Points Wine Speactator. Created by Knights Templar in the 13th century, the estate now consists of 160 acres of vines. This wine has a strong sense of structure, with a zesty tang as well as tannins that enhance the fruitiness of this intense and juicy wine.
4. Maz Caz Rosé, Cotes de Provence, 2015
Maz Caz hails from the Southwestern Rhone Valley and is made by our friend Michelle D'Aprix, the only American Woman Winemaker in Bordeaux. You already love her red Bordeaux, Pentimento, now try her rosé blend of Grenache and Syrah!
5. Coteaux du Giennois, Loire Valley, France, 2015
This rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir and is grown in the limestone rich soil near Sancerre. Flavors of tart cherry, violet and watermelon rind dominate with a crisp, mineral finish.
6. La Manarine Cotes du Rhone, 2015
The Rosé from Manarine is a blend of Grenache (60%), young vines Mourvedre (20%) and Syrah (20%) with a slightly deeper tint than a typical Provencal Rose. Flavors of freshly cut watermelon, wild strawberries, violets, wet stone and finishes with a hint of peppery spice.
7. Chat Fou Cotes du Rhone, 2015
90 Points. 100% Cinsault from old vine grapes. Light, bright orange. Complex spicy notes on the palate. Aromas of strawberries and fresh field flowers with hints of herbs. Look for a bright, refreshing acidity and balanced tannins.
8. Domaine Charvin Cotes du Rhone, 2015
An Organic rosé from a Chateauneuf du Pape house made from 50% Grenache and 50% Cinsault in the Southern Rhone Valley. Strawberries, citrus, light spice & dry wild herbs with a tangy finish of black pepper.
9. Marestagno Sciaccarellu Rosé, Corsica, 2015
100% of the native, Corsican grape, Sciaccarellu (Shock-a-rell). Pale pink in color with salmon hints. The wine is fresh and direct with light orange zest, peach and white cherry notes framed by a hint of savory.
10. La Valentina Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo, 2015
Deep ruby colour, with purple shadows. The bouquet shows rose, delicate red fruits similar to currant and raspberry, pepper, clove and accents of brush. Medium-bodied, in the mouth is velvety, with hints of plum, blueberry and licorice, with fresh and energetic tannins.