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It's OK To Drink Rosé!

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

European Rosé

France

Ferraton Samorens" Rose 2021; Cotes du Rhone, France ($18.99)

This rose is a blend of predominately Grenache, with some Syrah and Cinsault. Fresh, clean, with ample strawberry and red currant. Vineyards are situated on the right bank of the Rhone with alluvial soils. The wine is red fruited with freshness and roundness leading into a delightful mineral finish. Simple soft cheeses or light appetizers.

 

Piaugier 'Sablet' Rosé 2021; Cotes du Rhone, France ($21.99)

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 Les Grands Bois Rosé 2021; 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.

Chateau de Manissey Tavel Rosé 2021; 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.

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2021; Provence, France ($54.99 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.

La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé 2021; Provence, France ($31.99)

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.

Domaine Ray Jane Bandol Rosé 2021; Provence, France ($39.99)

Domaine Ray-Jane has produced wine since 1288 and is the historic neighbor of renowned Domaine Tempier. It is complex and sophisticated with beautiful finesse, structure, and a long finish. The texture is creamy and lifted with refined forest fruit aromatics and crushed stone. Classic Bandol style with a cépage of 95%+ Mourvèdre.

 

Domaine Houchart Rosé 2021; 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. Our best selling French Rosé for the past 20 years!
 

NEW!  Chateau Coussin “S” Rosé 2021; Provence, France ($18.99, less 25% by the Red Tag case)

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.

 

Domaine Richeaume Rosé; 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. 

Clos Cibon Cru Classé Rosé 2017, Cuvée Hommage á Marius; Côtes de Provence, France  ($69.99) 

An iconic Provencal rose made from Tibouren, a rare, aromatic, thin-skinned black grape which is notoriously difficult to grow. Oak aged and ageworthy. "Deep and complex nose of spice, dried peach and oak. Concentrated, complex, richly textured palate with spicy, dried-flower notes and baking bread" Decanter 98 points

 

Domaine Collotte Marsannay Rosé 2021; Burgundy, France ($25.99)

The Pinot Noir grapes are pressed and raised in stainless steel, in order to keep all the fruit and preserve its freshness and youth. This Rosé, soft and fruity, is backed with focused strength and liveliness. The aroma evokes freshly harvested cherries, oranges, and  peaches. A perfect companion with salmon.
 

 

Domaine du Vissoux Beaujolais Rosé 2021; Burgundy, France ($21.99)

Pierre Chermette was among the first in the region to practice sustainable farming techniques, and the extra labor and expense show in every bottle. 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 sandwiches or grilled kabobs.

 

 

Domaine Saint-Cyr “La Galoche” Beaujolais Rosé 2021; Burgundy, France ($21.99)

This Gamay rosé is produced by Domaine Saint Cyr, located in Anse, in the southern part of Beaujolais (Les Pierres Dorées). Soils of golden-hued limestone are emblematic of the region. 'La Galoche' is the name of a small stream near the winery. The fruit for this Rosé is picked for rose production, rather than a byproduct rosé. As fresh as Rosé can get with lots of red raspberry, cranberry and crunchy acid on the clean finish. Roasted cauliflower, pan fried fish or goat cheese salads.

 

La Cave du Prieuré Gamay Rosé 2021; Savoie, France ($21.99) - The Barlet Family has cultivated the limestone slopes of Jongieux for five generations, and sixth generation vigneron Simon now manages the estate, and adheres to tradition when working the vines. Steep slopes and high elevation add to the depth and complexity of the wine. All vineyard work is done by hand, fermentations are all done in stainless steel using ambient yeasts and the wine is aged on the lees.  100% Gamay from a single south facing vineyard on chalky soil. This is a gorgeous Rosé, laced with expressive red fruits, savory notes and a purity of flavor like a cold Alpine stream.
 
Domaine Blanc Gamay Rosé 2021; Savoie, France ($17.99) - Willy Blanc is the proprietor of one of the best wine shops in Savoie, which he uses as a forum to advocate for the region’s top growers.  He also tends 5 hectares of vines in the Savoie cru of Aprémont, situated below the impressive north face of Mont Granier. Here he works by hand to carefully cultivate the region’s traditional grape varieties, and tends his vineyards with an ecologically-minded approach, steering clear of any chemical inputs. His Rosé is 100% Gamay From a single high elevation vineyard, showing melon and red currant fruit, a lean frame of acidity and a plump yet refreshingly dry finish. This is what Savoie wines are all about.
 
NEW!  Preignes le Vieux Rose Languedoc, France  ($13.99; less 25% by the Red Tag case)
 

Domaine Preignes Le Vieux is nestled on sunny terraces of the Languedoc, just a few miles from the Mediterranean Sea. 'Le Vieux' - meaning the ancient, refers to the 13th century Chateau home to the Preignes cellars. Vineyards are situated on volcanic and clay-gravel soils to produce this light, yet fruit forward and aromatically complex rosé.

 

 

Foncalieu Piquepoul Rose 2021; Languedoc, France ($18.99)

 Piquepoul Noir is a natural mutation of Picpoul Blanc. Only 250 acres remail of this rare grape, grown in southern France for centuries, and one of the 13 permitted grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Very pale pink, light and clean with rose petal aromas, subtle red fruits, citrus notes and refreshing acidity on the finish. A fun wine to pair with grilled cheese sandwiches (really), light pastas, salads and fish.

 

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé 2021; Languedoc, France  ($13.99, less 25% by the Red Tag 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!

Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rosé 2021; Loire Valley, France  ($37.99)

 Made exclusively of Pinot Noir harvested from several parcels. This Rosé is made using the direct press method. A rosé that is classic in character, with tangy strawberries and punchy chalk on the nose, and a soft, mellow, pale pink color in the glass.

 

Plouzeau “Rive Gauche” Chinon Rosé 2021; 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.

 

Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon Rose 2020; Loire Valley, France ($19.99)

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! Pan seared fish and light pork dishes.

 

 


Domaine Gueneau Sancerre Rosé 2021; Loire Valley, France
($32.99) - 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.

 

Gerard & Pierre Morin Sancerre Rosé 2021; Loire Valley, France ($32.99)

Made entirely from Pinot Noir grapes grown on limey soils, the wine is bright with aromas of fresh red berries, orange zest, and chalky minerality. Balanced by a firm backbone of acidity, hints of juicy strawberry and orange pith explode on the palate, making it a perfect match for fancier fowl and pork dishes.

 

Sophie Bertin Rosé 2021; Loire Valley, France  ($17.99)

2021 was an extremely difficult vintage in Loire, but Sophie Bertin hits a home run with this rosé. A blend of 80% Pinot Noir/20% Cot, the nose expresses white flesh fruits and has a nice floral side. The mouth is focused with a wonderful homogeneity from the beginning to the end. A lot of length in mouth with minerality. The addition of Cot (Malbec) really adds to the weight and complexity. Grilled or smoked flaky red fishes with grilled asparagus.

 

Vattan Sancerre rOSÉ 2021; Loire Valley, France ($31.99)

Hellloooo, 2021 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.

 

Guy Allion "Chant de Lune" Rosé 2021; Touraine, Loire, France ($14.99)

100% Gamay from low yielding vines, with pretty pink hues, floral and citrus aromas, and a fresh red berry palate. Everything you expect in Loire Rosé for a reasonable price. Yummy with quiche or chunky chicken salad.

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé 2021; Loire, France ($24.99)

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.

Austria

Steininger Cabernet Rosé 2021; Kamptal, Austria ($16.99, less 25% by the Red Tag case)

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 2021, Lower Austria ($15.99,less 25% by the Red Tag case )

 Consistently one of our best selling wines in the store. The 2021 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.

 

Spain & Portugal

Messias “Santola” Vinho Rosé 2020; Vinho Verde, Portugal ($9.99 less 25% by the Red Tag 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 2021; Portugal ($14.99, less 25% by the Red Tag case)

A blend of indigenous 90% Vinhao, 5% Esadeiro, 5% Borracal. 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.

Ostatu Rosado 2021; Rioja Alavesa, Spain

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.

 

Ameztoi Rubentis 2021; Getariako Txakolina, Spain

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.

NEW!  El Jefe Tempranillo Rosé 1 Liter 2021; 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!

Italy, Germany & Eastern Europe

Elena Walch 20/26 Rose 2021; Alto Adige, Italy ($23.99)

This wine is named after the meticulous attention to detail as it is picked at 20 degrees Babo and fermented at 26 degrees Celsius. As a blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Lagrein there is a significant structure and finesse. Bright notes of citrus, raspberries, and strawberries are pronounced with a lovely salmon color. As an aperitif, first courses, light main courses.

 

NEW!  Nervi-Conterno il Rosato 2021; Gattinara, Italy $34.99

The pinnacle of Italian Rosato, with a history dating back to 1906. 100% Nebbiolo sourced from the finest Cru vineyards in Gattinara, fermented in stainless steel and aged 4 months on the lees. Bright salmon in color with fresh raspberry fruit aromas, herbal notes, this wonderfully zippy finish that is dry and crisp. Enjoy on its own but also pairs well with light fish dishes or cured ham.

Cascina Barisel “Perdisné” Vino Rosato; Piedmont, Italy ($15.99)

This rosé obtains a darker color and richer style from the saignée method. It is referred to as 'bleeding' by removing some of the juice from the tank through the vinification process. Made from 100% Dolcetto as a full-bodied wine without the aggressive acidity, or candied fruit aromatics. A substantial Rosé to enjoy with pork dishes, grilled salmon or tuna.

 

Ruggeri Corsini Rosato 2020; Langhe, Piedmont, Italy ($18.99) 

The winemaking is a blend of both saignée and direct press (50/50).   Made from 100% Nebbiolo, the nose is loaded with red berry and spice. The palate shows unripe strawberry with a kiss of tannin evoking a savory quality. A few years in bottles will soften this up, but perfect now as an aperitif.

 

NEW!  Paolo Petrilli Motta del Lupo Rosé 2021, Puglia, Italy ($14.99)

This unique rosato is made from the indigenous varietal Nero di Troia. It is purely expressed through stainless steel and organic methods. Try something different this rosé season with this medium bodied wine ideal for food pairings. It is dry, yet expressive of melon and tart peach fruit balanced with a nice weight.

 

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2021; Pfaltz, Germany ($15.99, less 25% by the Red Tag 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.

 

Gönc Vineyards Cuvée Anna Rosé 2021; 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.

 

New World Rosé
 

NEW!  Curran Grenache Gris 2021; Santa Barbara County, CA  ($21.99)

Pale rose quartz in color, this dry Rosé is refreshingly clean with notes of strawberry, white raspberries and hints of honeysuckle and mint. This wine has beautiful structure with firm, yet silky, tannins and a crisp, lingering finish. - Winemaker's Notes      Excellent by itself, but would benefit from herb driven dishes.

 

Pax Trousseau Gris 2021; Russian River Valley, CA ($34.99)

Delicate and light, this delicious alpine-styled wine has mouth-watering acidity and delicate stone fruit flavors. Lip-smacking and crushable you will want this in your glass while eating oysters overlooking the ocean or snacking on potato chips. Stone fruit, quince and delicate floral aromas frame this delicious slightly pink wine. Slightly salty or briny flavors of snacks or seafood, OBX styled appetizers!

 

Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021; Sonoma Coast, CA ($29.99)

"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 2021; Carneros, California ($41.99)

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.

 

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.

 

Field Recordings Pét Nat Sparkling Rosé; Paso Robles, CA  ($21.99)

 Made using the ancestral method, meaning primary fermentation happens in the bottle. This usually results in an energetic, lively sparkling wine, and the Rosé offering from Field Recordings is no different. Wild strawberries, dried blueberries, and savory herbs complemented by a rich palate.

 

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose 2021; Willamette Valley, Oregon ($19.99)

Elk Cove's Pinot Noir Rose is what springtime is all about; clean, fragrant and showing freshness with  strawberry fruit.  "Fresh cut watermelon, grapefruit and white flower on the nose introduce this juicy, full wine with a palate of ripe, red grapefruit and faint notes of kiwi and fennel bulb.  Simply refreshing by itself on a sunny day or pair it with succulent shellfish or roast chicken.

 

Etheric Wine Workshop (Grochau Cellars) Skin Contact Pinot Gris 2021; Willamette Valley, Oregon ($24.99)

Grochau Cellars prides itself on making great wines of minimal intervention. This extended skin contact pinot gris is balanced between rose and orange wine with lush red fruity and floral notes of raspberry and garnet rose. Skin contact comes from a combination of foot stomped grapes from the picking bins as well as fermentation on the skins. An excellent example of a 'clean' natural wine representing a pure expression of the grapes. Drink poolside or lakeside with picnic fare.

 

Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose 2021; Columbia Valley, WA ($16.99)

Rob Barnard and Deborah Griffin started this winery in 1983 and still run it. The nose jumps out of the glass with strawberry, tropical fruit and tomato leaf. On the palate, it's juicy, plumb and tangy with acid. A super food friendly style, but it also has enough body to be a rose for cooler weather.

 

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.

 

Sparkling Rosés
 


Ruinart Rosé Champagne NV; Reims, France ($89.99 net)

 Ruinart Rosé was first released in 1962. It is the blanc de blanc to which 15% Pinot has been added. The color is a delicate pomegranate pink with very slightly orange reflections. The sparkling, light effervescence has a persistent mousse. Subtle and fresh aromas, first offering an original palette of tropical fruits (guava and lychee) and small berries (raspberries, cherries and wild strawberries) in the first instance. These are followed by rose and pomegranate notes which complete the complex, intense aromatic profile, dominated by somewhat undeveloped primary aromas. On the palate the attack is distinct and full, cradled by a gentle effervescence. The aromas of freshly picked berries are fully expressed. The balance brings together a delightful freshness and voluptuous body, expressed by an elegant bracing touch of mint and pink grapefruit.

 

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.

Besson Gamay Rosé Granit NV; Beaujolais, France ($27.99, less 25% by the Red Tag 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.

 

NEW!  Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizzant; Languedoc, France ($27.99)

A genuine rosé sparkling blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Mourvèdre. The free-run grape juice is fermented in a closed tank. The bubbles are soft and embodies the essence of strawberries in a glass, dry, slightly savory and lip smacking! Delightful on the palate with smooth fruity aromas and freshness!

 

 

Buisse Cremant de Loire Rose; Loire Valley, France ($18.99)

The vineyard is a semi-oceanic climate near the Loire River with vines average 40 years of age, set in a flint and clay soil. An elegant sparkling rosé blended of Loire varietals 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Pineau d’Aunis. Beautiful aromas and flavors of juicy strawberries and raspberries with a velvety soft mousse. Refined enough for special occasions, yet priced to be enjoyed any time. Watermelon and feta salad, blackened and blue chicken fillet, oily fish and creamy sauces.

 

Lingot-Martin Bugey-Cerdon Rosé; Savoie, France ($23.99)

100% Gamay. What a cheerful bottle of bubbles! Bright and crunchy red berries (think cranberries, almost-ripe raspberries, and currants),  baking spices, and subtle notes of brown sugar. Light and refreshing, this is a year-round pleaser with charcuterie but would be particularly stunning to serve with Holiday meals.

 

Tissot Cremant du Jura Vin Mousseau Rose; Montigny-lès-Arsures, France ($36.99)

Domaine Tissot produces wines through biodynamic viticulture specifically to enhance the terroir's expression and passion for winemaking. This lovely bottle features fine bubbles and intense fruitiness, while clean and dry. Aromas of tart strawberries, white cherry, tangerine, and rose petals, lead into a zesty, lees-influenced finish. Ideal for any elevated occasion as an aperitif or dessert, dishes highlighting ginger flavor.

 

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

 

NEW!  Raventos I Blanc de Nit Cava Rosé Extra Brut;  Cataluña, Penedès, Spain  ($28.99)

 Raventos i Blanc has a long history of fine sparkling wines. The traditional Spanish sparkling grapes see a longer harvest cycle and slow ripening. The Monastrell blend of 6% provides color and adds complexity without losing freshness. Situated on the terraces of Serral Hill, marks the 'De Nit' wine with its personality and elegance. A Cava above the rest.

 

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!

Hillinger ‘Secco' Pinot Noir Rosé; Burgenland, Austria ($16.99, less 25% by the Red Tag 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!

 

 

Gorghi Tondi Palmarès Sparkling Rosé Extra Dry; Mazara del Vallo, Sicily ($19.99, less 25% by the Red Tag 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.

 

NEW!  Paolo Petrilli “Motta del Lupo” Rosato 2021; Puglia, Italy ($14.99)

Certified organic from Petrilli’s family estate dating back to 1900. This unique rosato is made from the indigenous varietal Nero di Troia. It is purely expressed through stainless steel and organic methods. Try something different this rosé season with this medium bodied wine ideal for food pairings. It is dry, yet expressive of melon and tart peach fruit balanced with a nice weight.


 

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.

 

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, less 25% by the Red Tag 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 ($18.99) 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.

 

   

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Mon Rose Rosé 2021; 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 2021; 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.

Comtadine Grenache Rose 2020; Cotes du Rhone, France ($11.99; discounted 25% off by the case)

Looking for an affordable dry rose with a little bit of heft? From a small co-op of 12 families, this rose displays red fruits, raspberry and red currant. It shows plenty of fruit up front without being overwhelmingly fruity. A real bargain for price to quality ratio. Perfect for the porch or poolside with snacks.

 

Perrachon Beaujolais Rose 2020; Burgundy, France ($16.99)

We have fallen in love with Gamay rose with its crunchy red fruit, cherry and raspberry. Partial malolactic fermentation gives it a touch of creaminess which plays nicely with the succinct acid. It’s lip-smacking but not overtly tart. Great on its own, Charcuterie, hot dogs (seriously).

 

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.

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.

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

 

Domaine Richeaume Rosé; 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. 

  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 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.   

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.

 

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.

Itxas Harri "Roxa" 2021; Navarra, Spain ($16.99)

Calling all Ameztoi Rosé lovers!!! ŔOXA, which means “rosé” in Basque. Itxas Harriis is a new project from Ignacio Ameztoi and his long-time friend and winemaking partner, Iñaki Guelbenzu. hailing from Navarra. 100% Garnacha, spritzy, mineral-driven, think freshly paved road with little strawberries dancing festively upon it. Sadly, only a few cases left for the vintage. A perfect rosé for the warming weather
try with grilled artichoke or light hors d'oerves.

 

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.

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

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).

 

 

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

 

Arriving Soon: Joseph Cattin Crémant Brut Rosé; Alsace, France

"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

 

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
 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.
 

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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