Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2015 Rose wines are arriving....

2015 Commanderie of Bargemone Rosé...$17.99

(this wine has scored 90 or higher in The Wine Advocate for the past 3 years, always one of the best Rose wines made)
* Sustainably grown.
Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix, a small fine wine district in the larger appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition with more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards. Offering classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate, this is a rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine. 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon,15% Cinsault from 25+ year-old vines. 

2015 Villa des Anges Old Vines Cinsault Rosé ....$11.99
This bottling offers truly absurd value in old-vine Cinsault Rose “Villa des Anges” is crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in Capestang. Situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, Villa des Anges is owned by Jacqueline Menard de Ginestous, who married-into and is herself from a prominent Languedocienne wine-growing family. This light-bodied wine, intensely crisp and vividly fresh, offers complex aromas of strawberries and red currants, with a hint of quince. As an aperitif it is the perfect warm weather gulper and also pairs well with a wide range of salads, seafood, grilled white meats and poultry. 100% old-vines Cinsault. Stainless steel vinification. Matured on the lees. Underwent partial malolactic conversion.

2015 Pink Pegau Rose...$19.99
70% Cinsault, 20% Grenache rouge, 10% Clairette
Vines averaging 35 to 60 years in age.
2015 Pink Pegau Rosé (Vin de France) A delicious rosé from Laurence Féraud of Domaine du Pegau, Pink Pegau was crafted at Château Pegau, her recently purchased estate located less than 4 miles from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards include 62 acres of Côtes du Rhone Villages, 23+ acres of Côtes du Rhone, and 27+ acres of Vin de Table vineyards, planted in deep, stony, clay soils marked by round the round river stones that also characterize Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This delicious, bone-dry rosé offers peach, floral and red fruit aromas, with a fresh, mouth-watering acidity and spicy, mineral, finish. Excellent on its own, this is a versatile, food-friendly wine.

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