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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 - more are on the way, and some sell out quickly so check back often:
 

European Rosé

France

Saint AIX Rosé 2018; Aix en Provence, France ($21.99/750ml; $47.99/1.5 liter Magnum; $159 net/3 liter; $299 net/6 liter)

That's right - 6 liters of pure summer fun! Prepare for the warm weather with this award-winning classic Provencal rosé. You’ll find notes of strawberry and watermelon on the nose followed by crisp acidity on the palate. This rosé can stand up to a lot of things off the grill but is going be best with seafood and salads or just a big get-together on your back porch.

 

 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.

Chateau Routas Coteaux Varois-en- Provence 2018, France ($17.99)

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 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 Rosé 2018; Côtes de Provence, France ($15.99)

An annual favorite from the Quiot family, this gorgeous dry rosé has the soul of a young Tavel at half the price. 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 2018 vintage is outstanding. Our best selling French Rosé for the past 10 years!

Les Hauts Plateaux Rosé 2018; Alps de Haute Provence, France ($10.99)

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 de Fontsainte Gris de Gris Rosé 2018; Corbières, France ($19.99/750ml and $42.00/1.5 liter magnum!)

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.

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. 

 

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé 2018; Languedoc, France  ($12.99, less 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 Spring!

Laurent Miquel Cinsault/Syrah Rosé 2018; Languedoc, France  ($12.99; 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.

La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé 2018; Provence, France ($28.99)

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 de Campuget Rosé 2018; 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.
Domaine Les Grands Bois Rosé 2018; Cotes du Rhone, France ($14.99)

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.

Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé 2018; 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.

 

Chateau de Manissey Tavel Rosé 2018; Rhone Valley, France ($19.99)

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.

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 Eugene Carrel "Jongieux" Rosé 2018; Vin de Savoie, France ($12.99)

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.

 

Domaine Vetriccie Rosé 2018; Corsica, France ($10.99, less 25% 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.

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.

 

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.

 

Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre Rosé 2018; Loire Valley, France  ($28.99)

With vineyards in the northern part of Sancerre, Ste Gemme, the limestone and flinty soils play a large effect in the minerality and complexity of this rosé. This rosé is 100% Pinot Noir, showing aromas of rose petals, apricot and redcurrant with a fresh and lively mouthfeel. Balanced acidity and layered complexity make this wine a wonderful pairing to chicken kabobs off the grill.

Rafffault Chinon Rosé 2018; Loire Valley, France ($16.99)

Raffault's Chinon rose is made from 100% Cabernet Franc and fermented with native yeasts. To enhance the wine’s freshness, it is vinified using mostly pressed juice which maintains brightness. It shows spicy red berry fruit and zesty acid. Try with charcuterie or on its own.

 

 

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé 2018; Loire, France ($21.99)

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.


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.
 

Austria

Weszeli “Eden” Rosé 2018; Kamptal, Austria ($18.99)

This might be a new staff favorite, a rose made from 80% Zweigelt and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vineyards are specifically used for rose, and the color is electric pink while it shows juicy, spicy fruit. It also has a savory side that kind of leaves you salivating for more. NC Shrimp with garlic and Old Bay butter!

Steininger Cabernet Rosé 2018; Kamptal, Austria ($14.99)

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 2018, Lower Austria ($14.99)

 Consistently one of our best selling wines in the store. The 2017 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. This is summertime in a glass. Great with picnic foods, salads, mild cheeses or fish dishes.

 

Anton Bauer Rose 2018; Wagram, Austria ($14.99)

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.

Spain & Portugal

Muga Rosé 2018; Rioja, Spain ($17.99)

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.

 

Ostatu Rosado 2018; Rioja Alavesa, Spain ($15.99)

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.

 

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.

Borsao Rosé 2018; Campo de Borja, Spain ($8.99)

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.

Pedra Cancela Rosé 2018; Dão, Portugal ($12.99, discounted 25% by the case!)

This refreshing, dry rosé is from one of our favorite Portuguese producers, Pedra Cancela. Aromas of watermelon, fresh strawberry and raspberry 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 swordfish off the grill.

Ponte Vinho Verde Rosé 2018; Portugal ($11.99)

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.

Italy, Germany & Eastern Europe

Garofoli "Komaros"  Rosé 2018; 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.

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.

 

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2018; Pfaltz, Germany ($13.99)

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.

Gönc Vineyards Cuvée Anna Rosé 2018; Štajerska, Slovenia ($18.99) 

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 2017; Štajerska, Slovenia ($17.99)

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
 

Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 2018; Carneros, California ($33.99)

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.

 

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.

Wölffer Estate “Summer in a Bottle” Rosé 2018; Mattituck, Long Island, New York ($28.99/750ml; $63.99/1.5 liter magnum)

'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.' Winemaker's Notes

 

Mouton Noir “Love Drunk Rosé 2018; Dundee, Oregon ($19.99)

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!

 

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. 

 

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.

 

DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Rosé 2018; Stellenbosch, South Africa ($10.99, less 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.

Sparkling Rosés
 

Huber Sparkling Rosé; Traisental, Austria ($15.99)

Huber's 'Hugo' Rosé Sparkling is comprised of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt, softly pressed with only 6 hours of skin contact between the juice and the grape skins. This leads to a light garnet color yet enough red fruit and tannin to keep it juicy and bright. The palate is delicate yet with enough weight to keep the wine nicely round on the fresh red fruit finish. Perfect with smoked salmon quiche or your favorite brunch foods.

 

 

Steininger “Young” Sparkling Rosé NV; Kamptal, Austria ($18.99)

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.

 

Hillinger ‘Secco' Pinot Noir Rosé; Burgenland, Austria ($17.99/750ml, $5.99/187ml)

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!

 

 

Steininger Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2016; Kamptal, Austria ($28.99)

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!

Besson Gamay Rosé Granit NV; Beaujolais, France ($25.99)

Franck Besson is located in the cru of Julienas in Beaujolais where he produces the delightful bubbly made in the tradtional 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 apertif or try with creamier dishes.

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.

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.

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.

 

Jacques Bardelot Brut Rosé NV; Oiry, Champagne, France ($37.99)

A blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay provides a delicate nose of fresh picked raspberries or red currants. The same fruit evolves around the palate and helps with its lingering fresh finish. It's a really fairly priced for real deal Champers!

 

Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé; Reims, Champagne, France ($69.99 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

 

Cuvée Francoise Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé; Languedoc, France ($17.99 discounted 25% off by the case)

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.

 

Avinyo Reserva Cava Rosato; Penedès, Spain ($23.99)

"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

 

Dibon Cava Brut Rosé NV; Penedès, Spain ($12.99, less 25% by the case)

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)

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Collotte Marsannay Rosé 2018; Burgundy, France ($21.99)

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.

Lafage "Miraflors" Rosé 2017; Côtes du Roussilon, France ($19.99/750ml, $39.99/ 1.5 liter magnum) 

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. Available in magnums while they last!

Domaine Montrose Rosé 2017; Languedoc, France ($13.99)

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 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.   

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.

 

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.    

Ameztoi Rubentis 2018; 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.

Arriving Soon: 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.

 

Arriving Soon: 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.

 

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.

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
 

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.

 Meinklang "Prosa" Pinot Noir Frizzante Rosé; Burgenland, Austria ($17.99)

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.

 

 

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.

 

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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