September Rosé Treasures
Best-sellers and “most popular” are touted and praised with regularity. Featured here ten of the smaller production, under the radar pinks that you may still enjoy long into these warm September nights.
2015 Domaine de la Réaltière Pastel Rosé Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence ($15.99)
A Provençal Rosé made from 45% Cinsault, 45% Grenache and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh minerality and notes of citrus fruits and red fruits which are delicious in the mouth with a satisfying finish.” We banish herbicide, pesticide and synthetic chemical fertilizers. The harsh climate of this region induces a slow and complete ripening of the grapes. Stainless steel tanks.” –Winery notes.
2015 Lobo Hills Cabernet Franc Rosé Yakima Valley ($14.99)
“The Cabernet Franc Rosé is a rich and complex rose, aged on the lees. It opens with aromas of cherries, pepper, strawberries and anise. The palate blends food-friendly acid with gentle notes of cranberries, rose and cherries. As with our Sauvignon Blanc, this wine was aged on the lees for months, stirred twice monthly, prior to bottling. 396 cases available.” –Winemaker notes.
2015 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé Provence ($13.99)
“For many wine drinkers, Provence is the only rosé address that matters, and the Commanderie is one of the region’s most notable domains. Founded by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, it’s one of the oldest, too. The estate’s pale salmon-pink wine, a traditional blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet and Cinsault, is bone-dry and delicate.” -The Wall Street Journal.
2015 Domaine la Blaque Coteaux de Pierrevert Rosé Provence ($11.99)
High-pitched, mineral-tinged strawberry, tangerine and floral scents show very good clarity and a spicy touch of white pepper. Dry, nervy and precise, displaying real tension to the bitter berry skin and orange zest flavors. Utterly fat-free, finishing stony and tight, with a suave echo of honeysuckle lingering. 35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 20% Vermentino and 10% Syrah.
2015 Domaine de Montfaucon Les Gardettes Rosé Languedoc ($11.19)
Dry, crisp and vibrant with a hint of peach, raspberry and violet. Full-flavor and full of panache! One of the most anticipated Rhône offerings! A blend of Cinsault, Counoise and Grenache. One of the best sellers from the Lakewood-Seward Park wine tasting, amongst 70 wines.
2015 Domaine Sorin Terra Amata Rosé Côtes de Provence ($11.19)
“Brilliant pink robe with aromas of white peaches and citrus fruit on the nose, hints of minerals and spice. Attacking freshness with hints of raspberry and red current on the palate. The blend is 40% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan, 5% Rolle and 5% Orgi.” -Winery notes.