The Best Rose Wines or Pink Wines
Rose wines are made from varietal grapes – meaning they’re blended with multiple grapes of cabernet sauvignon, grenache, pinot noir, syrah, merlot, malbec, tempranillo,sangiovese and zinfandel. the tastes can range from strawberry, raspberry, cherry, citrus, and watermelon; making them a great tasting wine during warm weather months of spring through summer. They also can handled being paired with many foods from seafood through steaks due to having red and white grapes. They’re easily paired with all food like hamburgers, hotdogs, ham, chicken, or roast beef.
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Domaine de Paris Cotes de Provence Rose 2011 France Provence Grenache
Nobody makes rosé like the experts in Provence: It’s the original and the best. This top example comes from Michel Brun’s tiny domaine, nestled in the Maures mountains just outside Saint-Tropez. Wine Spectator raved about a previous vintage:
“Dry and refined, with dried berry and cherry flavors and plenty of minerally notes. Savory herb marks the finish.”
Look for the same elegant flavors in the 2011, crafted from the same 50-year-old Grenache and Syrah vines. Dry rosé of this quality is one of the most versatile wines around — and isn’t just for summer! Hurry to secure your share of the FRESH new vintage.
Flynn Vineyards Pinot Noir Rose 2011 USA Oregon
Pinot Noir is the grape Oregon does best. This refreshingly dry arrival — in pink — comes from the much-hyped 2011 vintage and star winemaker Bryan Croft. Just wait until you taste it …
Bryan sought out the ripest Pinot Noir grapes from his favorite sites (in the Willamette Valley and beyond), then gave them a gentle pressing. You enjoy the youthful, fruity results here: aromas of freshly sliced strawberries and raspberry sorbet make this the perfect summer wine. Serve chilled with barbecued chicken or even plank-grilled salmon for a real treat.
Domaine de Pontfract Provence Rose 2011 France Provence Grenache
Provence makes the world’s finest pinks. Or as Master of Wine Jancis Robinson calls them: “serious stuff.” The finest examples easily sell for $60 a bottle, but this delightfully dry, berry-tinged Paris gold medalist (Concours Général Agricole) proves you don’t need to spend that kind of money for a wine of real class and style.
Three hundred years to get it very right…
Domaine de Pontfract has been in the Paul family for centuries. This classic Grenache-rich 2011 is their latest release — and it’s just delicious. Full of vibrant red fruit and aromatic peach. Sip as a lovely apéritif or with fresh seafood.
Order now and enjoy this mouthwatering beauty at its super-fresh peak.
De Loach Private Collection Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Rosé 2010 USA California Russian River Pinot Noir
France’s Burgundy region may be Pinot Noir’s spiritual home, but today a handful of other regions rival it for class and fruit-richness and edge it out for value. These days, the most innovative estates, like 10-time Wine & Spirits ‘Winery of the Year’ DeLoach, even craft it in a rare rosé style, using the free-run juice of the pressed red grapes (a traditional method the French call saignée). Fruit-packed like a red and fresh like a white, this beauty is perfect for enjoying alone, and incredibly versatile with food too. DeLoach star winemaker Brian Maloney recommends it with charcuterie and aged cheeses — it’s also excellent with duck, pork, and chicken. Look for ripe, round red fruit and rhubarb flavors.
Schroeder Estate Malbec Rosé 2010 Argentina Patagonia Malbec
Argentinean Malbec may be the talk of steak (and wine) lovers everywhere, but its refreshing rosé sister is so perfect for sunny day sipping, it’s starting to steal the show.
The Schroeders are a pioneering wine family in Patagonia, the extreme southern region where conditions like icy Antarctic winds cause grapes to grow in tight, clusters that yield intensely concentrated flavors. Braving the elements since 1927, the Schroeders have won huge international acclaim for their seriously powerful Malbec. Their rosé take is bright and fresh, yet retains the juicy ripeness that Malbec fans love so dearly.
Strikingly dark raspberry color, with sweet aromas of red fruits to match. Expect juicy strawberry and red cherry on the palate with smooth tannins.
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