5 perfect rose wines for spring
Spring is here, and while we are firm believers that wine has no season, there’s something perfect about popping a bottle of rose to celebrate the arrival of spring. So, we have selected for you our best rose wines.
Biutiful Cava Brut Rose by Isaac Fernandez Selecion N/V
The sparkling rose wine from Requena region in Spain, with a grape growing history dating back to the 7th century BCE, it’s aptly named.. Biutiful.
Intense red berry and tangerine scents… Silky, seamless and broad on the palate… Finishes sappy and quite long… It’s a beautiful expression of Cava from Requena.
Rose Negroamaro Salento Rosato IGT by Tenuta Emera 2017
Three wineries, three different territories, a single objective : to produce wines capable of “telling” the South that excites . Respect for the Traditions and propensity for the Future represent the compass of Claudio Quarta Vignaiolo in his project of reinterpreting the excellence of wine, with a fixed gaze on Research and Sustainability.
Negroamaro 100% from the south of Taranto and Brindisi to the heel of Italy, this rose wine delivers a bright with coral highlights; complex on the nose with floral and citrus notes. Fresh and velvety on the palate, with a long finish of pleasant blueberries and cherries. Definitely as an aperitif.
Côte de Provence Rose by Domaine de Cristia 2017
Domaine de Cristia is all about family. Created by Etienne Grangeon 70 years ago, Baptiste and Dominique joined their father in 1999. Today three generations of vignerons share the passion and skills on the 58 hectares that make up Domaine de Cristia, which include the appellations of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Côtes-du-Rhône and Vin de Pays.
This rose wine have the pale pink color very bright so characteristic of the Côtes de Provence (France). Of great aromatic complexity, with notes of fresh fruit, exotic fruits, floral notes but also spices and aromatics, this rose wine offer on the palate a nice acidulous balance that combines freshness and roundness.
Cuvée Marie-Justine Rose by Baudry-Dutour 2017
Great alternative to Provencal rose—crisp style is a perfect picnic sipper. A spot-on example of Chinon Rose from the nephew of Bernard Baudry. From estate plots in the choice Cravantes-les-Coteaux area.
Baudry and Dutour have selected rows of their estate parcels in Chinon to craft a delicious, juicy, and fresh rose. The gravelly soils in these locations contribute to the wine’s bright and expressive style. In the winery Dutour does a quick and direct press, finishing off with saignée from the finest tanks. The result is a spot-on Chinon rose, named in honor of Christophe’s two daughters, Marie and Justine.
Bandol Rose by Domaine La Suffrene 2017
Unique among French appellations, Bandol is the only one that cultivates predominately Mourvèdre to produce world class red and rose wines. Bandol roses, which represent about 65% of the appellation’s production, have a brilliant reputation. It is earned from a way of blending grape varieties that is theirs alone, irreproachable in itself due to the structure and the balance of Mourvèdre, which dominates the blend.
The Suffrène is above all a family estate combining tradition and modernity. Created by Mr. Piche, his grandson, Cédric Gravier, then took over the farm in 1996, and built the winery as it exists today.
This silky rose is a blend of hand-harvested Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan and is particularly well suited to seafood and salads.
“Pale yet not evanescent pink, with firmly stated, forthright aromas in which the power of Bandol Mourvedre meets the grace and subtlety of Grenache and Cinsaut: a rose of place and character. On the palate, the wine deftly combines the drinkability we all look for in rose with a detaining gastronomic force and depth, so this is certainly a rose for the table and for summer gastronomy. 2018-2019.”
97 points, Platinum Best in Show Rose Decanter World Wine Awards
So, which one attracts you the most?