I’ve enjoyed many new Rosés this summer from Virginia to Italy to France. And as the last weekend of summer is upon us, I’m enjoying a glass of it on the deck. I thought I’d share with you my favorite new Rosé discoveries of the season.
- Variety: 30% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Carignan from Provence, France
- Aroma: Strawberry and spice notes
- Taste: Light, fresh, delicate, strawberries
- Price: $19.99
- My thoughts: I enjoyed two glass of this one at The Champagne Bar at The Plaza in New York City at the beginning of the summer season. Always a great spot for a drink (even though one glass cost about what the suggested retail bottle price is 🙂 )! It’s exactly what a Provence Rosé should be. Produced by Domaine Sainte Marie, located just 15km outside of Saint Tropez, France, it’s vines are from 25 to 80 years old.
2012 Early Mountain Rosé
- Variety: Malbec and Merlot from Virginia
- Aroma: Rich red fruits
- Taste: Full bodied strawberries and raspberries with spicy hints
- Price: $18
- My thoughts: On a visit to Early Mountain Vineyards in July, this was a wine several of us tried after our official tasting. Their first Rosé it was fantastic. Definitely a fuller bodied version made with Malbec and Merlot, it will still be a nice glass for the warmer days of September.
Cheers to summer’s wine favorites and new discoveries to come in Autumn!