Category: * Rosé

Poema Cava Metodo Tradicional Brut Rosé Non-Vintage, Spain

 

Light orange in color.

Light nose of strawberries, overripe cherries, limes, minerals, citrus and tangerines.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and lots of bubbles.

Very dry on the palate with strawberries, limes, grapefruits, raspberries, citrus, sea salt, white pepper, minerals, spices and peppercorn.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a dry sparkling Rosé from Spain. A little over the hill by now, but since it’s a non-vintage, I’m not sure how old it is.

It should be an above-average Cava when fresh. At this stage it’s still drinkable, though.

A good food wine or just to sip on by the pool.

Methode Traditionnelle.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$13.

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Château Golan Winery Geshem Dry Rosé, Golan Heights, Israel

 

Beautiful color of golden salmon.

Sweet nose of peaches, cherries, sweet strawberries, citrus, lemons, apples, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, minerals, spices and white pepper.

Nice soft finish.

This is probably the best Israeli Rosé I’ve had so far. Easy drinking and very balanced with mild complexity.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. A good pool wine, refreshing and tasty. Not too bitter, not too tart, it’s just there. Delicious.

I paired it with a nice cheese plate.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.

Assaf Winery Pink Zinfandel Golan Heights, Israel

My Rating 83 Points.
Price $25.

Salmon in color with a pink hue.

Light nose of strawberries, raspberries, lemons, citrus, green apples and light spices. A simple nose.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, grapefruits, citrus, lemons, spices, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This Israeli Rosé is made from 100% Zinfandel grapes that are grown in the Golan Heights region. Drinkable and refreshing, but simple and not very balanced. Good to sip on by the pool or with food.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

Michel Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Grenache Rosé 2016 Victoria, Australia

My Rating 88 Points.
Price $15.

Pale salmon in color.

Nice nose of light strawberries, grapefruits, raspberries, citrus, lemons, green apples, minerals, spices and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, white pepper, herbs spices and vegetables.

Nice finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This Rosé from Australia is well balanced with mild complexity. My first Australian Rosé, and I like this new beginning. Nice and refreshing. Another great wine from the house of Michel Chapoutier.

Good by itself or with food.
I enjoyed it with hard cheeses and light seafood appetizers.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Rosé 2015 DOC, Portugal

My Rating 83 Points.
Price $10.

Pale salmon in color.

Nice nose of strawberries, lemons, citrus, green apples, raspberries, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, sea salt, white pepper, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Medium finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice Rosé from Portugal.
Not fully balanced, but has nice complexity. A little too bitter on the ending for my taste, but a good summer wine to have by the pool. Drink while still young.
Refreshing when very chilled.

A blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Padeiro and 20% Espadeiro.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

Le Grand Noir Black Sheep Rosé 2016, France

My Rating 84 Points.
Price $12.

Light salmon in color with a shiny tint.

Nice nose of strawberries, raspberries, citrus, lemons, green apples, clay, white pepper, minerals, and sea salt.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, sea salt, green apples, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This refreshing French Rosé is Spicy, light and simple. Crisp when properly chilled and a little bitter for my taste. Light and watery mouthfeel with a spicy finish.

Great by the pool and with food.

A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah.

I paired it with Swiss cheese and fresh fruits.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

Mont Gravet Pays D’Oc Rosé 2016 IGT, France

My Rating 83 Points.

Price $9.

Light salmon in color.

On the nose, light strawberries, grapefruits, lemons and minerals.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, limes, grapefruits, green apples, herbs, citrus, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This French Rosé is light and simple. Drinking nicely, refreshing and crisp. A good summer wine for the porch or pool. Nicely balanced, but a little bitter on the finish

Made with 100% Cinsault grapes.

12% alcohol by volume.