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It's OK To Drink Rosé!

We just love to sell (and drink) good dry Rosé, and this year we have one of the largest selections of Rosé wines in North Carolina from around the world!  Here are some of our favorites - some sell out quickly so check back often:
 

European Rosé

France

Chateau de Campuget Rosé 2020; Costières de Nîmes, France ($14.99)

Robert Parker has called the Campuget estate "one of the stars of the up and coming appellation of Costieres de Nimes." Their rosé, a blend of Grenache and Syrah, features refreshing flavors of strawberries and watermelon with a peppery bite on its dry and lively finish. A great wine to enjoy on its own or pair anything from steamed crab to barbecue or burgers off the grill.
Chateau de Manissey Tavel Rosé 2020; Rhone Valley, France ($21.99)

This blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette and Bourboulenc is the perfect expression of Tavel, the only French AOC that produces only Rosé. Aromatic red fruits jump from the glass and are kissed by hints of minerality and melon. The wine's elegance and richness is enhanced by a round, white peppery palate, firm acid and a harmonious finish. Great with charcuterie, mild cheeses, or baked fish.

Saint-Nabor Gris de Gris Rosé 2020;  Rhône Valley, France  ($14.99)

The Castor family has owned this estate for six generations in the Rhone Valley. This is classic dry, crisp French rose made from Grenache, Cinsault and Tempranillo (hence, why it is not called Cotes du Rhone). It's nose is bright with peach, orange peel and soft red fruit. The palate is has tropical notes with an appealing softness.  Beautiful bottle and color.

 

Domaine Les Grands Bois Rosé 2020; Cotes du Rhone, France ($16.99)

This year's rendition of Grand Bois Rosé is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. With aromas of strawberry and raspberry, a slightly floral nose becomes prominent as the wine opens up. Soft acidity leads to a velvety round mouthfeel, making this wine easy to pair with a roast chicken or grilled shrimp.

Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre Rosé 2020; Loire Valley, France  ($32.99)

With vineyards in the northern part of Sancerre, Ste Gemme, the limestone and flinty soils play a large part in the minerality and complexity of this 100% Pinot Noir rosé. It shows aromas of rose petals, apricot and white currant with a fresh and lively mouthfeel. A wonderful pairing with kabobs or salmon off the grill.

 

Clement & Florian Berthier “L’Instant” Rosé 2020; Loire Valley, France ($16.99)

Baby sibling to the Berthier Sancerre Rosé above, this 100% Pinot Noir Rosé has its spirit and integrity at half the price. Beautiful floral notes and lots of red fruits wrapped around a core of acidity makes this a weekday drinker to enjoy with goat cheese salads, roasted chicken and marinated grilled veggies

 

Plouzeau “Rive Gauche” Chinon Rosé 2020; Loire Valley, France ($17.99)

 Organically grown 100% Cabernet Franc. Vibrant aromas of wild strawberry, red currant, cracked pepper and minerals, plus a gentle floral overtone. Red berry and blood orange flavors are refreshingly dry and well-focused. Pure, bracing and with strong minerality on a persistent finish. Enjoy with shrimp salad, ham or Sunday quiches.

 

Vattan Sancerre rOSÉ 2020; Loire Valley, France ($28.99)

Hellloooo, 2020 rosé! This 100% Pinot Noir rOSÉ is fresh and bright with notes of red currants, citrus, and slight spice. It's a little smoky from the chalk soil vineyard. Balanced acidity and a slightly richer mouthfeel. Try with sautéed light white fish or grilled vegetables.

 

Domaine Collotte Marsannay Rosé 2020; Burgundy, France ($25.99)

These Pinot Noir grapes are gently pressed then fermented in stainless steel in order to keep all the fruit and preserve its freshness and youth. The Marsannay Rosé, soft and fruity, is backed with good strength and liveliness. It rosé color has red currant hues. The aroma evokes freshly harvested fruit and peaches. A perfect companion with salmon.

  Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris Rosé 2020; Corbières, France ($21.99)

The Fontsainte vineyards surround the hamlet of Boutenac in the area known as “The Golden Crescent.” This swath of land is one of the sunniest in the appellation of Corbières. Its nose reminds us of a warm day in May with tons strawberries and rhubarb. The palate leads us into summer with candied fruit and watermelon. Truly interesting juice.

Chateau Vignol Rosé  Bordeaux, France  ($15.99)

The rosé is compromised of mainly Merlot with a little touch of Cabernet Franc. The nose shows honeydew melon and red currant. On the palate, it has a tad more structure with concentrated red fruit. Just the teeniest bit of spritz make this a great go to aperitif wine.
 

Chateau Clamens Rosé 2020; Fronton, France ($17.99)

A flavorful blend of Négrette and Syrah, its light and delicate color belies its lush flavor. A dedication to environmentally-responsible farming techniques produces this Rosé of superb quality. Fresh berry aromas lead to a palate which is complex yet balanced,  driven by flavors of black currant and blackberry, finishing with soft violet notes and a hint of licorice.

 

Lafage "Miraflors" Rosé 2020; Côtes du Roussillon, France ($21.99) 

This deliciously dry Rosé is a blend of organically farmed Mourverde and Grenache Gris from 25-75 year old vines grown a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, and fermented and aged in stainless. Beautiful floral notes with a touch of fresh red berry, cherry, rose petal/spice, round juicy mid palate and a long layered finish. This is a fuller "Bandol" style Rosé that can stand up to more full flavored dishes.

Laurent Miquel Cinsault/Syrah Rosé 2020; Languedoc, France  ($13.99; less 25% off by the case)

Made from 80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, it epitomizes classic southern French rosé. Strawberry leads into blueberry, it persists with a brightness on the palate. Hints of mineral and stone on the finish make this the perfect quaffer for the deck in summer.

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé 2019/20; Languedoc, France  ($12.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

Guilhem’s Rosé is equal parts Carignan and Syrah. In classic French style, it shows wild strawberries with white pepper with enough juicy plum to make this your new best friend for the first inklings of summer!

Montrose Rosé 2020; Languedoc, France ($14.99) 

Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a bit of Syrah compromise this balanced rosé that has classic notes that is packed with unique personality. Watermelon meet candied ginger on the nose, and the Cabernet lends a nice red fruit to the finish as well as some length and weight. A nice aperitif or enjoy with light salads and simple roasted chicken.

 

Domaine Vetriccie Rosé 2020; Corsica, France ($12.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

Nielluccio (thought to be a clone of Sangiovese), Sciaccarellu (indigenous to Corsica), Grenache and Merlot make up the blend on this zesty Corsican Rose. Aromas of white flower and candied ginger and orange match the wine's bright acidity and clean, dry finish. With a touch of strawberry on the finish, this is an absolute must for a summer porch sipper.

Domaine Houchart Rosé 2020; Côtes de Provence, France ($17.99)

An annual favorite from the Quiot family, this gorgeous dry rosé has the soul of a young Tavel at half the price, crafted from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet and Mourvèdre. Delicate wild red raspberry flavors, a touch of spice and a bright finish make this a perfect match with soft cheeses, quiche and steamed shellfish. This is the quintessential Provençal Rosé. The 2020 vintage is outstanding. Our best selling French Rosé for the past 20 years!
 

La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé 2020; Provence, France ($29.99)

Domaine de la Bastide Blanche's Bandol rosé is a blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault and Grenache made in a full-bodied style with a complex core, energetic red fruit, and hints of minerality and herbaceous notes. It compares favorably to the benchmark roses of the region, Tempier and Domaine Ott. Drink it on its own or with classic Mediterranean cuisine.

Chateau Coussin “S” Rosé 2020; Provence, France ($17.99)

60% Grenache with 40% Cinsault. This is a fifth-generation winemaking family, and is also one of the largest family-owned wineries in France. Very concentrated fruit -- think classic, serious Provence. Aromatic with notes of lavender and garrigue, in addition to ripe peaches and delicate plums.

 

Les Hauts Plateaux Rosé 2020; Alps de Haute Provence, France ($12.99)

Ahhh, quintessential Provencal rose with the palest of pink hue made from 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Cinsault. It provides an unexpected concentration of reddish fruits, both strawberry and plum, backed by limey acidity. Try with a goat cheese stuffed chicken breast and rosemary roasted potatoes. Springtime in a glass.

Domaine Richeaume Rosé 2019; Provence, France ($23.99)

A skillful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Clairette, Richeaume defines the Provencal style of Rosé. White flowers and peach blossom aromas lead to raspberry, pink grapefruit and white peach fruit with a full finish braced with crisp acidity. Pairs beautifully with classic Provencal dishes such as Ratatouille, Bouillabaisse and Salade Nicoise. 

Austria

Weszeli “Eden” Rosé 2020; Kamptal, Austria ($18.99)

This might be a new staff favorite, a rosé made from 80% Zweigelt and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vineyards are specifically used for rosé. The color is electric pink while it shows juicy, spicy fruit. It also shows a savory side, that leaves you salivating for more. Try it with NC Shrimp with garlic or smoked salmon and capers. 

 

Steininger Cabernet Rosé 2020; Kamptal, Austria ($16.99)

We ♥ this Rosé, and it's been our most popular Austrian Rosé the past four years. It's fresh & lively, bursting with red berry fruit, crisp acidity and a thirst quenching finish. Sure to become one our most popular Rosés this season, too!

Mittelbach "T" Zweigelt Rosé 2020, Lower Austria ($14.99)

 Consistently one of our best selling wines in the store. The 2020 vintage shows brilliant neon pink color with fresh cherry, lavender and rose petal aromas. Dry yet juicy crushed red berry fruit on the palate balanced with fresh acidity and just a peek of spice on the crisp lively finish. Great year round Rosé to enjoy with holiday gatherings, brunch, picnic foods, salads, mild cheeses or fish dishes.

 

Brunn Blauer Zweigelt Rosé 1 liter 2020; Niederosterreich, Austria ($17.99)

100% Zweigelt, entirely hand-harvested. This boasts a fairly floral nose of lilies and delicate white flowers. Crisp and lively on the palate, with notes of strawberries and raspberries. A one liter bottle so It's large enough to share (but you don't have to).

 

 

Spain & Portugal

Muga Rosé 2020; Rioja, Spain ($15.99)

Made in the Clairet style of winemaking, this blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo (unfined) is unique in flavor and body. Salmon coloured pink with a lively acidity making it fresh and crisp, yet it has a good deal of body and round mid-palate making it a mouth-filling wine. It’s dry and shows excellent fruit notes of ripe red apples, tropical fruits and fresh citrus. Perfect with flavorful cheeses, cured ham, salmon & seared tuna.

 

El Jefe Tempranillo Rosé 1 Liter 2020; Castilla y Leon, Spain ($15.99)

One liter of summer fun! 100% Tempranillo fermented in cement tank to retain the freshness yet lends some weight and complexity. Sourced from a single family estate in northern Spain, it's round and juicy with a little less acid than typical European Rosé, with a smooth dry berry finish. An excellent party and cocktail Rosé!

Ostatu Rosado 2020; Rioja Alavesa, Spain ($17.99)

This rosé hails from Rioja, typically known for their powerhouse Tempranillos. Bodegas Ostatu is predominantly Tempranillo, blended with 30% Viura, and is texturally a perfect rosé. It shows a very aromatic nose of rose petals, hibiscus tea, strawberries and blackberries. This rosé is dry, with a rounder mouthfeel and puckering acidity on the finish. Perfect for a night of paella.

 

Care “Solidarity” Rosé; Carinena, Spain ($11.99)

What a fun juicy little rose, blended from 50% Tempranillo and 50% Cabernet.  Fabulous strawberry, watermelon, and peach notes, luscious and dry, perfect for outdoor hangs. It's fresh and lively. For every bottle sold, the bodega provides a 10% contribution toward breast cancer treatment.

 

Ameztoi Rubentis 2020; Getariako Txakolina, Spain ($22.99)

This beautiful rosé from the Basque region in Spain has always been a staff favorite. Well rounded with vibrant strawberries, tangy cherries and super-fresh acidity. Lively and energetic, it's sure to pair wonderfully with heirloom tomato salad, steamed or sautéed shellfish - unless, of course, you finish it before dinner is ready... a distinct possibility.

Messias “Santola” Vinho Rosé 2020; Vinho Verde, Portugal ($9.99 discounted 25% off by the case)

One of our best-selling wines (affectionately referred to as 'that crab wine') now makes a rosé! This is light and refreshing with bright strawberry, tart cherry, and little bit of frothy prickle on the tongue. Lower in alcohol so it’s a good day drinker on a picnic or at the beach. Sadly the importer is already sold out for the vintage so get it while you can (or before the staff drinks it all).

 

Ponte Vinho Verde Rosé 2020; Portugal ($13.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

Aromas of watermelon and raspberry pop out of the glass in this lovely, effervescent Vinho Verde. The flavors are balanced by high acidity, a juicy finish and a slight fizz, this is the ultimate thirst quencher to beat the heat this summer. This can easily be paired with a salty pimento cheese dip.

Pedra Cancela Rosé 2020; Dão, Portugal ($12.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

This refreshing, dry rosé is from one of our favorite Portuguese producers, Pedra Cancela. Aromas of watermelon, fresh raspberry and cherry pop out of the glass yet is balanced by a minerally dry finish. With extended skin contact, this rosé is rich and unctuous, with a touch of soft tannins and a bright, acidic finish. Enjoy this summer sipper on its own or with pork and fleshier fish dishes. 

 

Italy, Germany & Eastern Europe

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2019; Pfaltz, Germany ($15.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

This is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract a lovely salmon color. It is light and refreshing, with bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. It's fruity and spritzy and Pinot Noir-like, making it completely quaffable on its own, or try with spicier foods.

 

Nervi-Conterno Il Rosato 2020; Gattinara, Piedmont, Italy ($27.99) 

“If you love Nebbiolo, that means you love all the areas where Nebbiolo grows.” Roberto Conterno. Made from 100% Nebbiolo, fermented in steel and aged four months on the lees- this salmon-colored rosé has lots of texture with notes of wild strawberry, rose petal and a savory herbiness. Exceptional Rosé and quite rare.

 

Gönc “Starman” 2019; Štajerska, Slovenia ($31.99)

Made from equal parts Chardonnay and Riesling, this orange wine spends 42 days on the skins. It is bottled unfiltered with no sulfites. A lovely expression of strawberry and violets with the textured but super soft tannins. It is alive and really wants salty foods like charcuterie, NC BBQ, or homemade potato chips!

 

Gönc Vineyards Cuvée Anna Rosé 2020; Štajerska, Slovenia ($19.99) 

This organic and natural Rosé is a blend of 50% Žametna Črnina, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Grigio, & 10% Blaufrankisch.  Žametna Črnina is the oldest living vine in the world and only found in Slovenia - It's at least 375 years old. Crafted with two indigenous an Slovenian and two international grape varieties makes for an old world meets new world blend for a one of a kind Rosé. Aromas and flavors of wild berries, strawberries, melon and peach following through to a refreshingly dry finish reminiscent of Provence. Enjoy on its own or with smoked salmon, quiche, or creamy goat cheese.

 

Pullus Pinot Grigio 2020; Štajerska, Slovenia ($19.99)

Pullus wines are produced by Ptujska Klet, the oldest winery in Slovenia, its cellar dating back to 1239. Their Pinot Grigio has an identity crisis and doesn’t know if it is a white, rose or orange wine and can pass for all three. It has a copper - pink hue, as a result of up to 72 hours of skin contact with this deeper-colored white grape. A combination of fruity nuances of pear and tropical fruit is pleasantly complemented by a rich, slightly creamy aftertaste. It is really dry, fresh and has a myriad of pure fruit flavors. Super complex for a fair price- try with white meats or seafood.

 

New World Rosé
 

DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Rosé 2020; Stellenbosch, South Africa ($11.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

DMZ is De Morgenzon’s value label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality for price. This crowd-pleasing rosé displays alluring aromas and juicy flavors of pomegranate, watermelon and strawberries, accented with delicate floral and spice hints.

Backsberg Pinotage Rosé 2020 Coastal Region, South Africa   ($15.99)

Backsberg has been making wine in South Africa for over 100 years. We were so pleased to find a rose made from Pinotage that tasted this good, but we shouldn't have expected any less from our friends at Backsberg. Crunchy red fruit, juicy but succinct, with a savory note of mushrooms to keep things interesting. Try it at your next leisurely brunch or backyard braai.

 

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rosé; Willamette Valley, Oregon ($17.99)

Springtime in a bottle, showing fresh watermelon, white flower and grapefruit aromas, followed by juicy red fruits and a crisp clean finish. Perfect with picnic and brunch fare.

 

Field Recordings “Skins” 2019; Central Coast, CA ($21.99) - More of an "orange" wine than a white wine due to extra skin contact (hence the name), this delicious wine blends Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. The wine is crisp, bright and delicious with notes of melon, peach, pear and orange rind. The finish is quite long and succulent. A great choice for spicy cuisine.

 
Underwood (Union Wine Co) Sparkling Rosé 375ml can; Oregon ($6.49 net)

Dry and refreshing with notes of wild strawberry and bing cherry. A totally mobile adult beverage perfect for wherever adventure takes you. It’s hard to keep your pinky up when you’re drinking wine from a 375 ml can. These are the most approachable and ready-to-travel anywhere wines from Oregon. Whether you’re sitting in a hot tub after a good day of riding or heading where other wines dare not travel, you're covered without sacrificing the craft taste Union is known for.   

Underwood (Union Wine Co) Rosé 375ml can; Oregon ($6.49 net)

Yummy rosé in a can from the Union Wine Company is comprised of Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. It's full of fruit of seasonal fruit, strawberry then watermelon and finally peach. Totally quaffable on a warm spring or summer eve, it would about be great with lighter grilled foods. Perfect for the beach, patio or pool.

 

Sparkling Rosés
 

Steininger Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé; Kamptal, Austria ($31.99)

Delicate coppery pink with beautiful rose petal aromas, pinpoint bubbles, soft black cherry/red currant fruit with savory spice and a long mouthfilling finish. Pairs well with smoked salmon, creamy cheeses or frittatas. Our favorite sparkler from family Steininger!

Weszeli Pet Nat Rosé NV; Kamptal, Austria ($25.99)

Pet Nat stands for "petillant naturel", which simply means "naturally bubbly" in German. Although a recent phenomenon, Pet Nats are actually the product of a traditional way of producing sparkling wines. The must is fermented and then bottled, encapsulated and fully fermented. Since the CO2 produced during fermentation cannot escape, the bubbles are formed naturally in the bottle.

This wine is produced from 100% Zweigelt grown in the vineyards around Langenlois. The flavors are clear and focused with ripe red berry fruit and fine floral notes. Bone dry on the finish with the subtle fruit laced in mineral notes and firm acidity. A delicious picnic wine to enjoy with light snacks, briny cheeses and chicken salad.
 

Hillinger ‘Secco' Pinot Noir Rosé; Burgenland, Austria ($17.99, discounted 25% off  by the case)

100% Pinot Noir crafted into a sparkling wine made in the Prosecco style, with delicate aromas of fresh strawberries and red berries which follow through on the palate. The flavors are beautifully balanced with a vibrant and refreshingly finish. Make any day a celebration!

 

 

Joseph Cattin Crémant Brut Rosé; Alsace, France ($16.99)

"Rounded, balanced and harmonious flavors get top marks on this softly pink sparkler. Strawberries and cream, with shortbread and lemon, all unite in perfect unison. The dryness of the palate gives the flavors center stage and provides a fitting, structured autolytic background. This sparkler is classy and delicious, with an ultra clean and lasting finish." Wine Enthusiast

 

Besson Gamay Rosé Granit NV; Beaujolais, France ($27.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

Franck Besson is located in the cru of Julienas in Beaujolais where he produces the delightful bubbly made in the traditional sparkling method. It is delicate with strawberries and rose petals on the nose which lead into a mouthful of soft mousse and a touch of bready yeast. It would be delicious as a aperitif or try with creamier dishes.

Saint Landor Les Bulles Rosées Crémant; Loire Valley, France ($19.99)

90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Grolleau. "The intense and fruity nose reveals a delicious blend of strawberries and citrus fruits. The palate is delicate and fresh, punctuated by notes of Pomelo. Ideal as an aperitif or with a chocolate dessert." winemaker's notes

 

 

Lombard Brut Premier Cru Rosé NV; Epernay, France ($59.99)

Thierry Lombard offers an elegant, refined side of rosé Champagne. It is rich and complex without being too heavy or yeasty. The Champagne undergoes very little dosage and 24 months of lees aging. Aromas of red berries and mineral offer an elegant bouquet, while the palate is ample and generous.

Vilmart & Cie “Cuvée Rubis” Premier Cru NV; Rilly-La-Montagne, Champagne, France ($99.95)

"Disgorged September 2012, it combines 2010/2009 and as always is 90% PN to 10% CH. Also as always, it is the most singular Rosé in Champagne, and one could argue, the best at the NV level. This one’s like a foamy vapor of Bonnes Mares. If you’re new to it, think serious vinosity, main-course Champagne, and truly like a corona of red Burgundy." Terry Theise. We concur. Truly fine grower Champagne which rivals the vintage Rosés and at half the price.

 

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé NV; Mareuil-sur-Ay, Champagne, France ($89.99 net)

Billecart Salmon's Brut Rose is always gracious and the perfect hostess. She wears the palest of pinks, but the fabric is textured and sculptural which make her seem so much richer and finer. The nose shows vibrant strawberry and orange zest which rolls into a fine mousse and palate of biscuits, cream and essence of strawberry.

Avinyo Reserva Cava Rosato; Penedès, Spain ($24.99)

"Powerful raspberry and cherry aromas are deepened by musky spices and an exotic tobacco quality. Chewy red and dark berry flavors are firmed by bitter cherry akin and pick up licorice and blood orange character with air. More a light red wine than a pink Cava, offering serious depth and finishing cling. I'd serve this singular wine with spicy chorizo and salty sheep's milk and blue cheeses."   Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 

Los Cupages de Mestres Reserva Brut Cava Rosé; Penèdes, Spain  ($28.99)

A blend of 50% Trepat, 30% Monastrell and 20% Pinot Noir with extended aging on the lees (minimum of 30 months). Aromas of red fruits mingle with floral notes and spice. The palate is structured, fruity and complex; fine bubbles keep it lively.' -Winemaker's notes

 

 

Dibon Cava Brut Rosé NV; Penedès, Spain ($14.99)

Strawberry fruits and a heavenly round finish make this a tremendous value, and wonderful introduction to the beauty a Cava rosé can express. Delicious with appetizers or as the appetizer. Serve with Jamón Ibérico, Manchego cheese and Marcona almonds and you have a complete meal!

Gorghi Tondi Palmarès Sparkling Rosé Extra Dry; Mazara del Vallo, Sicily ($18.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

This is sparkling Nero d' Avola, made from certified organic grapes from one of our favorite Sicilian estates. Fabulously ruby pink, fresh and delicate, red berry and fresh strawberry- it is most certainly a crowd pleaser. Try with a spicy seafood stew or creamy cheeses.

 

Ayunta Ancestrale Fizzante Rosato; Etna, Sicily, Italy ($29.99)

Look at that color! This is at once both an elegant and a fun pet-nat from one of our favorite producers. 100% Nerello Mascalese; it’s red fruited with juicy citrus and notes of sweet hay. It has such a lovely bright palate you could enjoy it all on its own or serve it alongside any number of things: seafood, braised meats, or pizza.

 

Monzio Compagnoni Franciacorta Brut Rosé; Lombardy, Italy ($28.99)

Franciacorta is a region found in Lombardy, Italy which makes some of the most delightful sparkling wines. This rosé is made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. Aromas of toasted biscuit, honeysuckle, and red fruit greet the nose, while the palate is nutty and rich. Perfect with a charcuterie plate.

 

FontanaVecchia Principe Lotario Brut Rosé; Campania, Italy ($24.99)

This is a surprise hit for us: a sparkling rose made of 100% Aglianico. It rested on the lees for 36 months prior to bottling, and the round mouthfeel is reflective of that. Reductive with notes of cherries and savory herbs.  This can stand up to aged cheeses, salami, and hearty beef or mushroom dishes. 

 

 

Lovo Prosecco Rosé; Veneto, Italy ($19.99)

A blend of 86% Glera and 14% Pinot Noir boasting beautiful notes of lilac, raspberry and dried mint. The color is a beautiful sunset blush. Serve with with oysters, smoked salmon, or mild creamy cheeses.

 

Mirabello Pinot Grigio Rosé Brut; Italy ($12.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

A lovely affordable option for sparkling rosé. Extended skin contact gives this sparkling wine it's light salmon color. A lively rosé fizz with delicate aromas of red berries and a palate of lush, summer fruits. Complex yet elegant, this wine is the perfect sipper on its own or with light hors d'oeuvres.

 

Bonelli “La Madre Terra” Spumante Brut Rosato; Emilia-Romagna, Italy ($19.99) This winery is quickly becoming a store favorite and their sparkling offering is no different! 100% Pinot Nero, this beauty is named for Bonelli's dedication to sustainability. Delicate but intense, with notes of strawberries, sweet citrus, salinity and gentle yet persistent bubbles. Delicious with cured meats, sardines and anchovies.

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of Stock or On the Way

Château de Ségriès Tavel Rosé 2019; Rhône Valley, France  ($26.99) -

"Tavel is an appellation in the Rhone Valley of southern France that was famous for its rosé wine long before rosé became a fad in this country. And despite the trendy preference for paler pinks, Tavel maintains its tradition of deeply colored rosé with enough heft to accompany heartier foods. This wine is not for casual sipping along the Cote d’Azur, or even on your patio. Have this with a seafood stew, grilled fish or barbecued pork. ABV: 14.5 percent." - Dave McIntyre"
 

Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé 2020; Rhone Valley, France ($22.99)

Tavel is the only appellation producing exclusively rosé, and only rosé. This rosé is mostly Grenache, blended with Cinsault, Mourvedre and Syrah. It is loaded with classic strawberry, raspberry and cherry, with a rich mouthfeel yet  backed by plenty of acidity. This sort of wine can handle grilled lighter meats- it could also be a mate to a summer ratotuille.

 

Domaine Eugene Carrel "Jongieux" Rosé 2019; Vin de Savoie, France ($14.99)

The Carrel estate has been in operation since the 14th century in the region of Savoie in the Alps. A blend of 80% Gamay and 20% Mondeuse gives way to a nose laden with raspberry, strawberry and blackberry. In the mouth, it is round and filling. Great with cured meats or picnic fare.

 

 

Le Grand Bouqueteau Rosé;  Chinon, Loire, France   ($16.99)

Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, this is a rose for red wine drinkers. It shows a round, full body, with notes of red berries, purple flowers, and savory herbs. There's enough brightness and minerality to remind you it's rose, however, and finishes light and crisp. A real year-round winner!

 

 

Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre Rosé 2019; Loire Valley, France ($28.99)

Showcasing a lovely salmon color, this rosé is round and voluptuous presenting concentrated notes of red berries, yellow peach and plum on the nose. The palate offers an exquisite balance of red fruits and a very elegant thread of minerality on the finish with a touch of smoke, making this wine a fresh and versatile match for an array of smoked fishes, creamy cheeses and frittatas.

 

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé 2019; Loire, France ($19.99)

This rose is made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Gamay from a tiny 1.2 hectare parcel in Cherverny. It is made with 50% free run juice and 50% pressed. It is incredibly citrusy and mineral laden with notes of fresh strawberries, rose petals and white pepper. Try with a fresh goat cheese salad with fresh balsamic glazed strawberries.

Vieux Collége Marsannay Rosé 2019  Marsannay, Burgundy, France   ($23.99)

85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay. Well-developed, creamy, and elegant. Notes of macerated strawberries, and ripe raspberries, as well as savory qualities, such as tomatoes and good, hearty bread. This is a fuller-bodied rose, well-suited to dinner with friends or a movie night.

 

Clos Cibonne Cru Classé Tibouren Rosé  Côtes de Provence, France   ($32.99)

This rosé is made primarily of an interesting little grape called Tibouren, a Provencal grape that dates back to 500 BC. In this case, it's blended with a little Grenache and makes for a complex rosé. Woodsy spice, orange zest, and earthy notes are prevalent here, due to the year spent under a layer of yeast before bottling.

 

Figuière Méditerranée Rosé 2019; Provence, France ($15.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

The Combard family grows these grapes between Marseilles and Nice with vineyards that lie just a few hundred meters from the Mediterranean Sea. The nose shows peach with hints of white flowers backed by refreshing acidity and a salty minerality thanks to the influence of the sea. Think antipasto, salads with cold meats or steamed shellfish.

 

Chateau Routas Coteaux Varois-en- Provence 2019, France ($18.99)

This Provencal Rosé breezes across with clean, fresh herbal aroma and invigorating aniseed over a ripe peach and tropical fruit palate. It is has wonderful concentration for such a lovely pale salmon color. Pretty, floral notes mesh with subtle plum, backed by a stony, mineral acidity. Enjoy on the patio or deck with mild cheeses or a fresh summer salad.

Domaine de Châteaumar Perle de Rosé 2019; Côtes-du-Rhône, France ($19.99)

Rose petal color, a nose of fresh red and yellow fruits (strawberries, raspberries, peaches). On the palate, the wine is soft, round, with elegant sweetness from the fruits noted on the nose, a good minerality, and a fresh lingering finish.

 

Chateau Pierre Bise Rosé 2018; Loire Valley, France ($14.99)

The extra year in bottle really makes this wine sing – crafted from eighty-year-old vines of 100% Grolleau Noir -- a dark grape whose name alludes to crows.  For Tavel lovers, it’s done in a slightly softer, more reserved style than classic Provence roses. Try with charcuterie and firefly catching.

 

Domaine La Colombe Rosé 2018; Coteaux Varois en Provence ($14.99)

 This rose takes us to such a happy place on warm days. A blend of 30% Syrah, 50% Grenache and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh cut watermelon, orange peel and raspberry aromas dance/thrash with brisk lip puckering acidity. It is so light in color but concentrated in flavor. Porch, beach, mountain stream- it is completely portable.

 Domaine Houchart Sainte Victoire Rosé 2018; Côtes de Provence, France ($17.99)

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre, this light pink classic style Provence Rosé Shows a bit more depth and complexity than Houchart's regular Domaine bottling. Beautifully balanced strawberry, white peach and mineral notes will pair nicely with bouillabaisse or grilled fish.

Hampton Water Rosé 2018; Languedoc, France ($25.99)

Rosé has been a staple at the Bon Jovi home for decades and now they are sharing their fun with you! Hand-picked by the finest wine makers of the South of France, Hampton Water is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. After  light  filtering,  the  wine  is  bottled  quite  early  to preserve the fresh, fruity character of the wines. Fun, floral, and fruity, enjoy poolside with light snacks. 

 

Fabre en Provence Rosé 2017; Côtes de Provence, France ($14.99)

Fabre is one of the most well known winemakers in southern France. Didier Mauduet, the winemaker of this 17th generation estate, was one of the creators of the Provence AOC. This blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Cinsault produces a bright and racy wine with a pleasing lush mid-palate and raspberry notes on the clean dry finish.

 


Domaine Gueneau Sancerre Rosé 2018; Loire Valley, France
($31.99) - Elisa Gueneau's Pinot Noir rosé offers beautiful aromatics of rose petals, mandarins and tart apple skin. As the wine opens, a touch of raspberry is accented with chalky minerality, a signature of the Loire. Aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks, this wine provides a weighty mid palate, bright acidity and firm structure. Roasted salmon with sage butter potatoes would make this wine sing.
Dupeuble Rosé 2018; Beaujolais, France ($17.99)

In the hamlet of Le Breuil, deep in the southern Beaujolais and perched above a narrow creek, the Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512, and with the Dupeuble family since 1919. Made from 100% Gamay with vines up to 70 years old, the grapes see direct press, full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, and aged 3 months before bottling. This is a gorgeous Rosé bursting with raspberry & red currant fruit and a spicy, refreshing finish. Another winner from famed importer Kermit Lynch.
 

Chanteleuserie Rosé 2018; Bourgueil, France  ($17.99)

Chanteleuserie means the “place where the larks sing,” and is perched on a limestone plateau in the Loire Valley where this estate only grows Cabernet Franc. Made by 50% saignee and 50% direct press, it a lovely salmon color. Lots of red fruit and plenty of lively acidity will make this the star of the of any garden party.

 

Elicio Méditerranée Rosé 2019; Côtes-du-Rhône, France ($16.99)

60% Grenache and 30% Syrah. The balancing act this wine achieves between creaminess and tartness is really special. Fruit-forward with lightly floral and fresh raspberry notes. A great addition to any picnic or warm summer day.

 

Domaine de Reuilly Pinot Gris 2018; Reuilly, Loire, France  ($24.99)

This 100% Pinot Gris rosé is a beautiful pale salmon in color with aromas of pear, green strawberry, and delicate flowers. On the palate, peaches and light, ripe berries are supported by notes of citrus peel. Pair a gorgeous glass of this with grilled fish or a picnic spread.

 

Piaugier 'Sablet' Rosé 2018; Cotes du Rhone, France ($19.99)

Piaugier, run by a female winemaker, produces this fantastic summer rosé. Although light in color, Sablet delivers bright flower and fruit aromas—think ripe summer strawberries, peach, with a subtle watermelon note. Crisp and dry with just enough weight on the palate and a long finish. Drink as an aperitif, with shellfish, or an easy summer salad.

 

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé 2017; Loire, France ($19.99)

This rose is made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Gamay from a tiny 1.2 hectare parcel in Cherverny. It is made with 50% free run juice and 50% pressed. It is incredibly citrusy and mineral laden with notes of fresh strawberries, rose petals and white pepper. Try with a fresh goat cheese salad with fresh balsamic glazed strawberries.

Château d’Oupia Rosé 2017; Minervois, France ($17.99)

 This vintage is comprised of a majority of Syrah, with Grenache and Cinsault. With ageing taking place in cement tanks, it leaves the rosé with plenty of fruit, yet with a full body and puckery acidity. A palate of cranberries and tart red fruit lead to a juicy, lingering finish.  

 

Jean Paul Brun “Le Rosé d’Folie” 2017; Beaujolais, France ($24.99)

Direct-press rosé from 100% Gamay grown in Brun's estate vineyards in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. Concrete-aged on its lees with malolactic fermentation and some stirring makes this rich in body and rounder in on the palate. Solid medium body and rosy pink, with a vibrant, peachy, chalky-crisp palate.

 

Domaine Amido Tavel Rosé 2016; Tavel, Rhône, France ($21.99)

Amido's Tavel is made with a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah and 5% Clairette. A bright but intense strawberry nose is backed by plenty of spice and a bit of cranberry. Citrusy acidity underlines the idea that this is a food wine--have this with roasted poultry and hearty root vegetables.   

Más Que Vinos 'Ercavio' Rosado 2018; La Tierra de Castilla, Spain ($12.99)

This rosé hails from high altitude vineyards in Tierra de Castilla, Spain. Using all Tempranillo grapes, the lovely aromatics of cherry, strawberry and hibiscus tea pop from the glass. The wine is juicy yet with pleasant acidity leading to a dry finish. Perfect as an afternoon aperitif or a pairing for seafood boil.

Dominio del Aguila ‘Pícaro’ Clarete; Ribera del Duero, Spain ($26.99) - Not quite a rosé, clarete is a style traditionally produced in Rioja (although this is Ribero Del Duero): a mixture of red and white grapes that are aged in barrel. Jorge and Isabel are working to recover this style. With the freshness of a white and the structure of a red, this is a delicious hybrid. If you've ever had Lopez de Heredia's Rosé, this drinks in a similar style. Traditionally served with ceviche, olives and Marcona almonds.

 

Borsao Rosé 2019; Campo de Borja, Spain ($9.99)

Borsao, one of our favorite producers of outstanding value-driven Spanish wines, brings this stellar summer sipper. Produced entirely from Garnacha, this wine shows high-pitched red berry aromas complimented by notes of chalk and white pepper. The mineral-driven strawberry notes continue on the palate with a hint of ripe cherry, and the brisk acidity hold the lush texture in check. This clean rosé will work with a variety of spring fare, but is delightfully refreshing in its solitude.

Sierra Cantabria Rosé 2017; Rioja, Spain ($12.99)

This “Rosé” is made in the Clairette style, where fermentation occurs with the grape skins rather than removing them, and while Rosés are usually all red grapes, Clairettes have a large percentage of white grapes. In this case Viura, Garnacha and Tempranillo make a Rosé with aromas of red berries & a hint of anise with a persistent finish. Delicious with cheese and charcuterie or steamed shellfish.

Bodegas Cepa “Hito” Tempranillo Rosado 2017; Ribera del Duero, Spain ($15.99)

Bodegas Cepa 21 is characterized by its minimalistic and functional design and their production of modern wines. Their Tempranillo rosé hails from Ribera Del Duero. It has all of the wonderful qualities of Tempranillo : black fruit, hints of spice, black cherry and savory notes on the finish. It has plenty of weight, with notes of raspberry on the finish. Delicious with shellfish, goat cheese or jamón.

 

Visintini Rosato; Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy ($16.99) - "This wine is made by northern Italians who enjoy this with vast gastronomical variety of meals: from gnocchi and tagliatelle with hare sauce, to pork meat and grilled beef; from pasta and beans with pork rinds and prosciutto, to chicken, rabbit and roast duck.  It’s a young wine, here in North Carolina it can go well with cured meats and cheeses enjoyed on a porch, or with bbq in your neighbors backyard." Importer notes
 
Pico Maccario “Lavignone” Rosato 2019; Piemonte, Italy ($14.99) - A playful addition to our burgeoning Rosé selection. Refreshing with notes of cranberry, melons, and wild red berries. Dry and well-balanced, velvety and super clean. This would pair well with steamed shellfish and fresh summer salads.


 
Garofoli "Komaros"  Rosé 2019; Marche, Italy ($15.99)

  The Garofoli winery is the oldest winery in Marches. Made from 100% Montepulciano, this lovely rose is mineral driven with the juicy side of cranberry, strawberry and a touch of white peach. An ideal pair for seafood stew- even with a tomato base or simple cream pasta dishes.

Castello Monaci ‘Kreos’ Negroamaro Rosé;  Puglia, Italy  ($15.99)

"This saignée of Negroamaro offers pretty aromas of grapefruit, white flowers and strawberry on the nose. It is silken in feel, with creamy red fruit flavors, yet propped up by just enough acidity to keep it refreshing." -A. Peartree

 

Ayunta Nerello Mascalese Rosato 2018; Sicily, Italy ($24.99, discounted 25% by the case!) - 100% Nerello Mascalese from the slopes of the still-active volcano Etna. Tart red fruit notes, like red currant and cranberry, kissed by a salty sea breeze. Juicy enough to keep it from being austere. Enjoy all summer with mild cheeses, peel and eat shrimp and flaky fish.

 

G.D. Vajra Rosabella Rosato 2017; Barolo, Piedmont, Italy ($21.99)

GD Vajra's estate is currently in their 4th generation, and have a knack for making delicious, affordable wines from the Barolo region. Rosabella is comprised of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera. Their rosé is softly pressed, with just a few hours of skin contact. The palate is savoury and tannic, with bright red fruit, pomegranate, and orange peel. This is serious rosé and can easily be paired with ham and gruyere.    

Flor de Muga Rosé 2017; Rioja, Spain ($29.99)

A rare and special treat we are happy to see any of! From very carefully selected 70-90 year old, low-yielding Garnacha vines and made from only the free run juice after a short masceration. Deep complexity hits you on the nose immediately with wild strawberry, peach, and rose blossom. The palate is textured with minerally red fruits and a full round finish. Beautiful!

Puech-Haut 'Saint Drézéry' Prestige Rosé 2015; Languedoc, France ($45.99/1.5 liter magnum)

"Very light pink in color, it gives up fresh crisp aromas of rose petal, white peach and hints of melon in its medium bodies, clean, elegant and hard to resist personality. Buy it by the case and enjoy it over the coming summer months" Winery notes.

 

Les Aphillanthes Rosé 2016; Cotes du Rhone, France ($14.99)

This dry rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Counoise and Mourvèdre. Beautiful cherry, strawberry and rose petal aromas. Full-bodied by Rosé standards, it has a pleasant mouth feel, with excellent freshness a delicious, clean finish. This great summer sipper is perfectly tasty on its own, or it be can paired with a variety of Mediterranean dishes such as lemon and herb-stuffed trout or roasted rosemary chicken.

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2016; Provence, France ($39.99 net)

From the Mediterranean coast of France’s Provence region comes one of the most sought after rosés in the world. Its pale copper color hints at its elegantly structured aromas and flavors of spiced strawberry and delicate cherry notes. It remains one of the world's reference points for how much flavor and character can be built into a rose wine.

Chateau Pesquié "Terrasses" Rosé 2015; Ventoux, Rhône Valley France ($15.99)

A family run winery in Ventoux, France makes this lovely example of a fruity, yet dry and approachable rosé. This wine is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. As it is completely fermented in stainless steel, the raspberry, citrus and strawberry aromas are matched with a delicate minerality and freshness. The flavors of wild raspberries and citrus are met with a bright, lingering finish.

Fezas 'Java' Rosé 2015; Côtes de Gascogne, France ($11.99)

A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc from Gascony, the area known for producing both Armagnac and Foie Gras. Less than 1% of wine production in this area is rosé. Berry tinged with a hint of savory notes, this might just be your new best friend on the front porch.

Bieler Rosé 2015; Coteaux d'Aix-en- Provence, France ($12.99)

Bieler Rose is blended with 41% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault and 4% Rolle. It is soft cranberry color with a gorgeous nose of raspberry, bing cherry, wild strawberry, spicy minerality and a touch of Provencal herb on the finish. All the things we love about rose, red flavor with the cool crispness of white wine.

Saint André de Figuière 'Magali' Rosé 2015; Côtes de Provence, France ($18.99)

The 'Magali' is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache crafted into a delicate but concentrated rosé. Classic strawberry meets seaspray, a powerful combination when combined with food. Think classic bouillabaisse or better yet, think of a sunny day with boiled shrimp.

 

Vecchia Torre Rosato 2017 5 Liter Jug; Leverano, Italy ($29.99)

5 liters of delicious dry yet richly flavored Italian Rosato. Need we say more?

in fine Grenache/Syrah Rosé 2015; Ventoux, France ($13.99)

A spicy blend with pretty floral/strawberry aromas, bright red fruits and a round yet fresh finish. Yummy with mild cheeses and simple fish dishes.

Stobi Rosé 2017; Tikveš, Macedonia ($13.99/750ml; $36.99/3 liter box)

In central Macedonia, the Mediterranean climate from the south collides with the continental climate from the north, creating an area most remarkable for grape growing and wine production in the Balkan Peninsula. This blend of 80% Rkatsiteli and 20% Vranec is fresh and floral with strawberry and a touch of pungent grapefruit. It is a refreshing aperitif or pair with lighter picnic dishes.

 

Vallevo Rosato 2018; Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy ($9.99, discounted 25% off by the case)

Made from 100% Merlot and offers a fantastic value rosé for the summer! Aromas of black plum, fresh figs and macerated strawberries with a soft rich palate. The long finish  would make it a great pairing with lamb meatballs or grilled tuna.

Gustavshof Blanc de Noir 2017; Rheinhessen, Germany ($19.99)

A biodynamic Blanc de Noir made from Cabernet Sauvignon shines with a soft blush color. Hand harvested grapes undergo spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. Aromas of ripe raspberries pop out of the glass followed by bright red fruits and a fresh balanced finish. Delicious with a chilled shrimp and avocado salad.

 

Pullus Spritzar Rosé 2017 4 packs, 250ml cans; Ptuj, Slovenia ($17.99/4 pack)

This Rosé is produced from grafts of the oldest grape vine in the world! The varietal Žametovka is 400 years old and its home is in Maribor, Slovenia; the grapes used for Spritzar were grafted from this vine in 1990. Loads of strawberry aromatics and flavors and a splash of Slovenian carbonated water make this an all day drinker!

Chateau Fontanès Pic Saint-Loop Rosé 2015; Languedoc, France ($17.99)

A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Mourvèdre made with native yeasts. It has lovely concentration in a Provence-like way. Peaches and rose petals invade the nose. It shows vivid acidity while also showing a wonderful roundness in the mouth. This is a Seaboard two thumbs up.

Domaine du Vissoux Beaujolais Rosé 2015; Burgundy, France ($18.99)

One of our favorite producers in Beaujolais, and his ‘Les Griottes’ Gamay rosé is further evidence of why. The nose offers up white peach and berry aromas, while the palate is beautifully dry, with a succulent mouth feel and refreshing acidity. Light-bodied and thirst-quenching, this is an all-purpose summer sipper. Enjoy it with pulled pork sandwich.

Anton Bauer Rose 2019; Wagram, Austria ($15.99)

A blend of Zweigelt, Syrah and Merlot- this shows amazing concentration despite its pale salmon color. The nose is loaded with strawberry and cherry which conveys on the palate along with mineral and lime zest. It is an incredible value for the quality in the bottle. Ideal pairing- sunshine and good company.

Steininger “Young” Sparkling Rosé NV; Kamptal, Austria ($15.99, discounted 25% off by the case!)

The "Young" sparkling Rosé is a blend of 60% Zweigelt, 20% Pinot Noir and 20% Cabernet fermented in a prosecco "frizzante" style. It's crist and refreshing with hints of red currants, blackberry and strawberry fruit. A brilliant bubbly for any occasion.

 

 Meinklang "Prosa" Pinot Noir Frizzante Rosé; Burgenland, Austria ($21.99)

This delicious fruity bubbly may have a new label but it’s still the same delicious wine! This juicy, fresh and fruity expression of Pinot Noir has Cremant-like bubbles--lively yet soft, allowing delicate red berry and cherry flavors to shine through to the clean and lively finish. Fruit-driven but not overly sweet, this is perfect on its own or with brunch.

 

 

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizzant; Languedoc, France ($32.99)

The wine is produced by the famous house of Mas de Daumas Gassac, the patriarch famous for staying "wine is dead" in the movie, Mondo Vino. The vineyards were carefully sourced long before anyone know where Languedoc was loacted. This is the essence of strawberries in a glass, dry, slightly savory and lip smacking!

 

Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé; Reims, Champagne, France ($79.99 net)

"The NV Brut Rose Premier Cru is intriguing in the way it floats on the palate in an ethereal expression of freshly cut flowers and berries. This is an understated, cooly elegant wine with great balance and class. Clean, chalky notes mark the finish." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #192

 

Moet & Chandon Brut Rosé Imperial Nv; Espernay, Champagne France ($64.99 net)

Sourced primarily from premier and grand cru vineyards. Beautiful aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries and cherries with a dry and lively finish. Supple effervescence delicately plays on your palate making this delicious sparkler easy to enjoy. A super classy match for your next special occasion.

Ameztoi Hijo de Rubentis Txakolina Rosé 1.5 Liter Magnum; Getariako Txakolina, Spain ($49.99 net/magnum 1.5 liters)

'Hijo de Rubentis means "Son of Rubentis." This sparkling rosé txakolina is sourced from the same vineyard as the Ameztoi Rubentis but the grapes were picked 10 days early to ensure a lower base alcohol. Secondary fermentation occured in bottle. Méthod champenoise. Aged on the lees for 14 months.

Bright pink grapefruit color with fine and persistent bubbles. Floral aromas with notes of red fruit and raspberries on the nose. The wine is cheerful, fresh, elegant and persistent with a hint of red fruit. Pair with salmon, sushi, other seafood, delicate cream sauces and desserts." - Importer notes
 

New World Rosé
 

Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020; Sonoma Coast, CA ($27.99)

"This wine is generous, with aromas of nectarine, red grapefruit, honeysuckle, and citrus blossom. Driven by a firm natural acid profile, the wine expresses itself on the palate with juicy and succulent fruits combined with a strong mineral presence. Orange sorbet and tangerine oil finish in what is a tantalizing palate overall." Winemaker's notes

 

 

Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 2019; Carneros, California ($34.99)

Aromas of wild strawberry and lime mingle with just a hint of herbs. Berries burst on the palate joined by zesty notes of cranberry and watermelon rind. There’s a delicious savory note as well that reminds you that this is Pinot Noir. The wine is notably rich in the mouth, but with its ample cut it provides the sort of refreshment that makes the urge to guzzle it all down tough to resist.

 

Wölffer Estate “Summer in a Bottle” Rosé 2018; Mattituck, Long Island, New York ($28.99/750ml)

Bright, pale copper in color. Beautiful fine floral nose with fresh cantaloupe and pear aromas. The mouth-feel is vibrant yet graceful, striking a perfect balance between fresh fruit, fine tannins, minerality and acidity. The wine is savory and boasts a long finish with creamy yeast and nice classic chalk notes. It is the perfect summer wine. It will shine alongside hors d'oeuvres such as smoked salmon, lobster, shrimp, carpaccio and soft cheeses and main-course fish and pork dishes.

 

 

Adelsheim Rosé 2018; Willamette Valley, Oregon ($19.99)

Made in the saignée method and partially fermented in neutral oak, this delicious wine offers aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries, peach, watermelon and a touch of baking spices. The aromas follow through on a rich, well textured palate that offers great intensity and persistence the finish. Though a perfect summer beverage on its own, this Rosé will pair with all manner of that season's meals, from bouillabaisse and grilled shrimp, to goat cheese, ham and poultry entrees.

Broc “Love” Rosé 2018; North Coast, CA ($23.99)

80% Valdigue, 8% Zinfandel, 2% Trousseau are the grapes that make up this delicious rosé. Vineyards coming from the North Coast of Mendocino and Sonoma Coast. The wine sees 36 hours of skin contact, hence the darker color. The wine shows aromas of rose, strawberries, with a hint of sage. It is juicy, with loads of red fruit and plenty of acid. 

 

Mouton Noir “Love Drunk Rosé 2019; Dundee, Oregon ($21.99)

You will fall in love with this before it even has the chance to get you drunk. From one of Oregon’s most revolutionary new producers, who believes wine should be great but not take itself too seriously. Intense aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry get enhanced with watermelon rind and a hint of kiwi on the palate. Tiny production so get it while it lasts!

 

Bridge Lane Rosé 2017, 750ml bottles; Mattituck, New York ($16.99)

Hip, hip, Rosé! Cheers are heard around the vineyard quite often for our Bridge Lane Rosé. Cabernet Franc-based, you'll find notes of guava and peach blossom followed by flavors of strawberry and watermelon.

 

Three Wine Company Rosé 2018; Contra Costa County, CA ($15.99)

This is the first old vine Rose we have carried at Seaboard. It is sourced from 100 year old vines outside of Oakley, California and farmed by third generation growers. A blend of  Zinfandel, Carignane, Mataro, it shows strawberries, cranberries, and pomegranate on the palate. Try with grilled salmon, tuna or pork.

 

Sanctuary Vineyards "Wildflowers" Rosé; Jarvisburg, NC ($18.99)

This 100% Grenache rosé is a pure delight from Sanctuary Vineyards, near the Outer Banks, NC. Aromas of fresh strawberries and black tea pop from the glass, while the palette is juicy and crisp. Don't let the color fool you, this wine is dry and tart. It would be perfect with simple hors d'oeuvres and a porch.

L'Oliveto Rosé of Pinot Noir 2015; Russian River Valley, CA ($14.99)

Pale, salmon-­pink in color, the nose offers notes of wild strawberries with a limestone mineral edge. The palate is crisp and bursts with tangerine, melon and cucumber flavors. The finish is focused, clean and refreshing." -Winery Notes

O'Neill "Day Owl" Rosé 2016; California ($14.99)

Rosé of 100% Barbera from California. It has a nose and fresh acidity like a Sauvignon Blanc, but the juicy watermelon and bubble gum notes will leave you with no mistake you have a delicious and fun porch pounder. Great with salty fried foods, turkey club sandwiches, or just by itself at a picnic.

Markus Huber "Hugo" Sparkling Rosé; Traisental, Austria ($15.99)

Huber's Hugo sparkling Rosé is comprised of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt, softly pressed with only 6 hours of skin contact. This leads to a paler salmon color, yet with plenty of red fruit and tannin to keep it juicy and bright. The palate is delicate with enough weight to keep the wine fairly round on the dry finish. Perfect to pair with salmon or brunchy foods.

Terra Quilia Sanrose Rosato; Emilia Romagna, Italy ($24.99)

This sparkling rosé represents the influence of nearby Tuscany by producing a 100% sparkling Sangiovese, and bottled in the méthode ancestrale. There is no dosage in this wine, making it remarkably dry and minerally yet with plenty of red fruit, violets and rose petals on the nose. Perfect with a charcuterie plate.

 

Cuvée Francoise Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé; Languedoc, France ($17.99)

This lightly colored sparkling rosé hails from Limoux, the original locale of sparkling wine in France. The Pinot Noir addition to this crémant lends itself to the slightly coral hue found in the glass. Aromas of strawberry and orange peel are matched by a slight unami tone on the palate. The creamier mouthfeel is pleasant with bright acidity on the finish.

 

Rondeau Bugey Cerdon Rosé NV; Bugey, France ($25.99)

Yum! If there is a breakfast wine, this is it. Wine rep Robin recommends pairing this with French toast. It makes a lovely aperitif or pair with a piece of chocolate or bowl of berries. This soft pink Gamay sparkler is meant to drink now. Though it has perceptible sweetness, the acidity brightens the wine making it soft and delicate on the palate.

 

Jansz Rosé Brut NV; Tazmania, Australia ($24.99)

Jansz vineyards lie in the Tamar Valley along the Northern Tasmanian route at the heart of Tasmania's Pipers River region, an area known worldwide as "Sparkling Tasmania." "A very pale rose, with just a hint of berry poking through the smoky, toasty aromatics. Deft and elegant in texture." Wine Spectator

 

 

 

 

 

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Please note: Prices and vintages are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct pricing and description errors on this web site. Some items are net priced and not discounted further. Check with store for details. We will confirm price and availability when orders are placed.

This page was updated last on 08/21/21