Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rosès for Summer Sipping

The other day I saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh, it read "Yes you can be a bad a** and still drink Rosé." I couldn't agree more, rosé wines are perhaps the most versatile, food-friendly and complex wines around. Many consumers mistake Rosé wines to be sweet (we can thank white Zin for this) and in the category of "starter wine." These pink wines fall into the definitively "dry" category, not sugary sweet, and they offer excellent value for the money. Not only are these great summer sippers they can also be enjoyed year round.

Etude 2009 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir Rosé
Flavors of strawberry rhubarb and cherry persist on the palate and combine with a pleasing note of minerality.

Henry Natter 2009 Sancerre Rosé
Crisp and bright this rosé shows lots of melon and yellow cherry fruit. Great acidity with minerals and white pepper round off the finish.

Le Rocher Des Violettes 2009 Rosé de Touraine
Medium bodied in style this unique rosè shows off rose petals, melons, vanilla and has great chewy intensity.

Mas-Des-Dames 2009 Coteaux Du Languedoc Rosé
Lots of citrus Mas-Des-Dames 2009 Coteaux Du Languedoc Roséfruit, grapefruit and lime. A touch of cinnamon and minerals adds to the complexity of this lovely wine.

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