ROSE all day! This week's selection:
2019 Cinsault Rosé Pays d'Oc (Le Petit Balthazar) - France $8.95
Intense aromas of blueberry, grenadine and strawberry with herbs and sweet grass. Smooth on the palate. Fresh, round and fat. Long, fruity finish. Serve chilled as an aperitif or at the table with shellfish, white meats and red fruit salads. For year-round enjoyment!
2019 Cotes de Thongue 'Du Sud' (Les Vignerons d'Alignan du Vent) - France $11.95A brilliant southern French rosé made from mostly Grenache and a bit of Syrah. Great depth and brimming with red berry juiciness, the cooling influence of the Mediterranean keeps this wine crisp and dry. Pure, fresh and soft.
2019 Bardolino Chiaretto Rodon (Le Fraghe) - Italy $14.95
Corvina and Rondinella. Seductive notes of wild rose, followed by nuances of wild strawberry and redcurrant that linger and complete an elegant bouquet. An organic winery on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy.
2019 Coteaux du Vendomois Rosé "Cocagne" (Alliance Loire) - France $15.95
Very intense strawberry aromas that develop hints of pink grapefruit and spices. Quite round, full-bodied, rich, and balanced on the palate. Fresh red fruit (strawberry, redcurrant) and spicy flavors, with a long, round finish.
2019 Norello Mascalese Rosé (Di Giovanna) - Italy $15.95
A rosé of 100% estate-grown organic pinot noir, and natural winemaking in the cellar with no additions. "Oeno" is the Greek word for wine, as well as the name of a goddess who turned water into wine. Crisp & dry with some citrus zing on the finish.
2019 Tempranillo Rosé, Willamette Valley (Illahe Vineyards) - Oregon $19.95
Clean, bone-dry and perfect for those fresh-shucked oysters. Another winning bottle from these absolute GEMS of the newly created Mount-Pisgah AVA - an organic horse-powered, family-run farm we love more and more every year.