Category: * Rosé

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.

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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.

Le Grand Noir Black Sheep Rosé 2016, France 


My Rating 85 Points.   

Price $12.

 

Light salmon in color. Interesting color, it’s actually the rose gold iPhone color.

Very nice nose of white flowers, lemons, citrus, apples, pears, sea salt, minerals, herbs and lemongrass.

Light in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, strawberries, wet rocks, pink grapefruits, minerals, bitter herbs and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This French Rosé is enjoyable by itself or with food. Nicely balanced with a gentle mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing.
Definitely an above average wine.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to call a Rosé with my eyes covered. Feels more like an interesting Sauvignon Blanc.

I had it all by itself, and it finished very quickly…

A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2015, France 


My Rating 82 Points.   

Price $12. 
Happy Father’s day! Let’s start it with a light Rosé.

Very pale salmon in color with a pink hue.

Light nose of strawberries, raspberries, vanilla, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs and minerals.

Light bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, strawberries, citrus, green apples, spices, slate and some vegetable notes.

Short finish with bitter almonds and black pepper.

This French Rosé is simple but refreshing. Crisp with a light mouthfeel. Not special but not bad at all. Needs to be very chilled.

I enjoyed it by itself by the pool.

13% alcohol by volume.

Moiselle Pink Moscato Non-Vintage, California 


My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $5.
Deep salmon in color.

Sweet fruity nose with tropical fruits, lemons, citrus, red apples and peaches.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Sweet on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, red apples, citrus, lemons, honey, melons, tropical fruits and peaches.

Medium finish with tangy cranberries.

A nice sweet Rosé from California. Enjoyable by itself and good for the pool and parties.

Better than others in this price range, but still drinking like juice.
Not too balanced nor complex, but good as a dessert wine.

9% alcohol by volume.

Château Gassier Sables d’Azur Côtes De Provence Rosé 2015, France 


My Rating 86 Points.   

Price $14. 
Light salmon in color.

Mild nose with strawberries, citrus, grapefruits and spices.

Light bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

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

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

A very refreshing Rosé from Provence, France. Well balanced with mild complexity. Good by itself or with food. Crisp, clean and refined. Good for the pool, too. Was probably better last year, though.

I paired it with fried calamari and shrimp.

13% alcohol by volume.