2021 P'tit Paysan Rosé
2021 Private Property Rosé
2021Château Coupe Roses Minervois Rosé Frémillant
Plump aromas of melon are cut by a racy slice of Ruby Red grapefruit peel on the nose of this Mourvèdre-based rosé, which also includes 18% Grenache and 7% Cinsaut. There's a firm tension to the palate, where bitter orange flavors balance the riper peach and plum fruits.
Private Property Rosé is made from Pinot Noir, Grenache and Chardonnay. The majority of the blend is direct to press juice, which showcases the vibrance and brightness of Monterey County. To complement the brightness and soften
the expression, some saignee juice is blended back to achieve a very approachable rose.
A direct-press rosé based on Mourvèdre from parcels chosen for this rosé, harvested by hand, and aged in tank. Frémillant is an old Occitane word referring to light red wine, and this is not a pale Provençal rosé--rather, it is a deliciously bone dry, character-filled rosé made by an artisanal family in the upper Minervois.
2021 Haut-La Péreyre Bordeaux Rosé
2021 Domaine de Bois Mozé Rosé 'Emoi'
2021 Famille de Boel France ‘Je Vous Adore’ Vaucluse Rosé
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This comes from a 10-acre parcel of Cabernet planted in 1998. The parcel is picked twice: first, on the opening day of the harvest, for rosé; second, about a week later, for red. It's a direct press rosé, raised in tank on its lees, and bottled at the end of February following the harvest. Crisp, racy, packed with body and lift, this is a great value.
Domaine de Bois Mozé is a small Loire producer in the Anjou/Saumur area. All organic and focusing primarily on Chenin and Cabernet Franc, but they also work with some Grolleau, Pinot Noir, and Gamay. This pale rosé is a 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc - and its deliciousness is absolutely lovely. Bright acidity, clean fruit, salt freshness.
De Boel France is an absolutely electric bio-dynamic winery that has small plots in the Northern and Southern Rhone and their lovely rosé is made from 100% Caladoc (an old cross of Grenache and Malbec) and is as pretty as the label and name suggests.
2021 Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo
2021 Bodega Aizpurura Getariako Txakolina Rosado
2021 Bodegas las Orcas ‘Solar de Randez’ Rioja Rosado
The Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a classically styled rosé from the Abruzzi region in Italy where the grapes are solely sourced from the Collina Tesa vineyard. Fantastically fresh, bright, a touch floral, and loaded with lovely earth tones and fruit, this Classic Cherry (Cerasuolo) wine fits the ideal dry yet unctuous rosé stereotype. A harmonious balance, with a lingering finish backed with hints of almond, this wine is well suited for appetizers, fish, and white meats. (100% montepulciano)
This old-school and traditional Txakoli producer is now part of the Txakoli Rosé craze. Their blend is about 80% Hondarrabi Zuri with 20% Hondarrabi Beltza (fermented separately) to make a VERY pretty, light pink, slightly effervescent, rosé that is packed full of spicy pyroxenes, tart red fruits, and plenty of mouthwatering acidity.
The Solar de Randez Rosado is made in the Provenzal style, veering away from the typical ‘Spanish’ approach to bigger rosé wines, and venturing into the more ‘French’ approach of lighter body and fruit. Beautifully pale in color, and made from Garnacha for a solid structure and fresh fruit, Tempranillo for balance and elegance, and a portion of Rai’s old vine Viura to add incredible aromatics of this lovely Rosado.