Winemaker's Notes: Color: Festive cranberry. Bouquet: Aromatic with hints of raspberries, strawberries and rose petals. Taste: Fresh raspberries, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a clean and dry finish.
This sparkling red wine made from Brochette d'Acqui in Piedmont, Italy is love at first sip and a perpetual crowd pleaser. Legend has it that both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony sent Brachetto wine as gifts to Cleopatra. In turn, the empress had her lovers drink the wine to unleash their passion.
France 44% Grenache, 20% Grenache Blanc, 12% Carignane, 11% Mourvedre, 7% Cinsault, 6% Roussanne Recommended by Matt, Wine Lead @Abercorn St.
91 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel Winemaker's Notes: Discreet nose of alpine strawberry, evolving into a refreshing mintiness with additional air and warming. On the palate, a beautiful natural crispness and a great sleek and savory texture, in virtue of the extended lees contact/bâtonnage the wine received post-fermentation. Possibly the most elegant and complex Vin Gris de Cigare to date.
90 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel Winemaker's Notes: Cavicchioli 1928 Rosé Spumante Dolce features white and evanescent foam; fine and lingering perlage; bright and pale pink “candy” color; fresh and fruity aroma; sweet, slightly spicy and aromatic taste with red fruit notes with a lingering aftertaste; alcohol 9.5%.
Winemaker's Notes: Color: beautiful pale pink color with slightly salmon reflections. Nose: on the nose the apparent delicacy immediately transports us to a world of freshness but also of elegance underpinned by pleasant floral notes of lime and orange flower. Palate: the Mouth gradually reveals the aromas of white-fleash fruit like the apple, combining an ultimate refreshing burst with a slightly menthol finish.
91 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel Winemaker's Notes: This wine is dry and fruity. Upon tasting we observe its clear and limpid character. It’s the taste of red fruit that dominates. It possesses a long finish, always lingering to the end upon one's palate.
91 Points, Robert Parker: Cherry, strawberries, wild herbs and even hints of passion fruit emerge from the 2015 Languedoc Pic Saint Loup le Rose, and it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, bright acidity and a clean, classy finish. This beauty has the freshness and purity to drink nicely on its own, but the complexity and depth to pair with any number of summer dishes.
Rhone, France | 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Carignan
90 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel | Winemaker's Notes: Bright pale frank pink robe with opalescent hues. Clean fruity and floral bouquet with hint of acid drop when aerated. A fresh and fleshy dry rosé with a crisp mouth, supple and light, with expressive perfumes of red fruits and berries.
Winemaker's Notes: Say hello to our latest crush. Don't let the pale pink fool you, this wine's only blushing from all the attention. Most bottles of Rosé are imported or created as small batch offerings, that means a premium price tag. Fortunately, Dark Horse winemaker, Beth Liston, decided to take summer by the grapes and create a fruit-forward, Provence-style Rosé that pairs perfectly with sunshine and backyard budgets.
Côtes de Provence, France | 82% Grenache, 9% Cinsault and 9% other select Provençal reds
90 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel | Winemaker's Notes: Intensely aromatic, the elegant lavender and violet floral notes of Fleur de Mer evoke the purple-dotted hillsides and romantic seaside villages of Provence. Ripe fruit notes of watermelon, cherry and raspberry highlight the refreshing, medium-bodied palate, while hints of citrus, rose petal and minerality add appealing complexity and crisp freshness. On the long and soft finish, flavors of ripe peach and succulent melon blend with the fresh herbal and floral notes of garrigue.
91 Points, Natalie Maclean Winemaker's Notes: A soft, pale, brilliant pink with bluish tints developing over time towards more orangey nuances. The bouquet releases aromas of summer fruits, cassis and redcurrant. Floral notes of rose along with hints of grapefruit complete the picture. The finish is fresh, offering notes of candy. On the palate the impression is fresh and full, with great aromatic persistence and balance.
Winemaker's Notes: An original rosé with a very pale pink colour plus grey and whitish tints. The bouquet reveals delightful red berry scents. A slight sparkle on the palate gives the wine all its freshness and brings out its fruit to the full. The elegant finish is pleasantly fresh and mineral.
91 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel | Winemaker's Notes: A pure Pinot Noir rose with a bright floral nose and a dry finish. Clean berry notes on the palate with hints of blackberry and litchi. The mid-palate is dominated by wild strawberry and cherry flavors.
France | Varietal Composition: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Winemaker's Notes: Aromas of fresh strawberry and blackcurrant, an elegant effervescence, and a striking deep pink color combine to make Belaire Rosé a uniquely exquisite experience, with a perfect harmony of aroma, taste, body, and finish. Our unique black glass bottle, with timeless painted décor, is instantly recognizable around the world.
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, France | 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Consult
90 Points/Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast: Rich and lightly structured, this wine is shot through with bright acidity that offers a crisp, tight aftertaste. The red fruits flourish happily at the end.
Background: AIX rosé is the top blend of Maison Saint Aix. The domain was founded in 1880 as a truffle orchard and was converted into a vineyard in the early 1900’s. The domain is one of the largest domains in the AOP Coteaux d’Pix-en-Provence area, located close to Aix-en-Provence. The cellars are renovated with one sole purpose: producing the best rosé in the world. AIX rosé has been awarded many times with a gold medal at the Concours Agricole in Paris and was elected best rosé by the Club of Oenologues of the French senate.
Spiritually, the brand AIX is related to the wonderful character of the mandarin duck, Aix Galericulata in Latin. In traditional Chinese culture, mandarin ducks represent a lifetime couple, unlike many other duck species. For thousands of years they have symbolized happiness in love and suggest romance, devotion, affection, fidelity, togetherness, and enduring love. The spiritual symbol of AIX can be found on the AIX label: a couple of mandarin ducks in a red Chinese pattern of good fortune.
Napa Valley, California | 66% Pinot Noir 34% Chardonnay
Recommended by James, Product Research; 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast:Forward flavors of raspberry, strawberry, gingersnap cookies and vanilla lemon custard, with the bubbly froth and tart yeastiness of a fine sparkling wine.
90 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel | Winemaker's Notes: Eye: light pink with fine bubbles. Nose: aromatic on the nose with hints of strawberry and citrus. Palate: refreshing and clean on the palate with vibrant entry and soft finish; fruit-driven hints of berries and lemon.
Pfalz Region, Rhine River Valley, Germany Recommended by Matt, Wine Lead @Habersham St.
91 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel Winemaker's Notes: The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. This wine is perfect for holiday meals, especially when ham is involved.
91 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel: Dark ruby color is very unique. Structured on the palate with a nice liveliness. This Tavel is among the best of the appellation. It appreciates in youth or after a few years.
92 Points, Natalie Maclean: This has been a box office hit at the liquor store every year and sells out quickly. Lovely pretty in pink French rosé with bone dry mouth-watering acidity. Aromas of field strawberries. Surprisingly robust for Provence which tends to be very light. Good balancing acidity and dry finish. Perfect for planked salmon.
Winemaker's Notes: Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, and hints of fresh citrus. Flavors of fresh red berries, watermelon and mandarin orange are complemented by undertones of minerality. Delicate, crisp and vibrant.
Columbia Valley, Washington Blend: Syrah (60%), Grenache (17%), Mourvedre (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Cinsault (2%), Counoise (1%)
Winemaker's Notes: The color is a pale salmon, copper pink with ashes of fuschia. The aromatics lead with notes of wild raspberry and cherry, giving in to bright citrus, Herbs de Provence and lavender. There’s a strong note of rose petal as well. All this carries through on a light and dynamic palate with a tangy bright finish.