Category: * Rosé

Emiliana Organic Vineyards Natura Rosé 2017, Valle Del Rapel, Chile

Pale salmon in color.

On the nose citrus, strawberries, lemons, light tropical fruits, earth, vegetables, green apples, black pepper and spices.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, limes, strawberries, raspberries, grapefruits, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, almonds and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter vegetables.

This Chilean Rosé is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced and refreshing.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the pool, or with food like green salads and seafood.

Made with Organic grapes.

12% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$10.

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Vinovalie Rosé Piscine Non Vintage, France

Light pink/ salmon in color with an orange hue.

Fruity nose with strawberries, white flowers, raspberries, lemons, citrus, tropical fruits and white pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, grapefruits, apples, bitter herbs and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is an interesting Rosé from Côtes du Frontonnais, France. Nicely balanced, with enough acidity for the RS, yet simple, and enjoyable by itself or with food.

A good wine to sip on by the pool or porch on a warm day, which is how I had it. A nice light Rosé that everyone enjoyed.

This Rosé is made especially to drink over ice. A good party wine and better over ice, although when properly chilled, it is not bad either.

Made from Négrette grapes.

11% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$19.

Viñas Chilenas Rosario Estate Reserva Rosé 2017, Valle Central, Chile

Deep Salmon in color.

Light nose of citrus, strawberries, white pepper and lemons.

Medium bodied and crisp with high acidity.

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

Short finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This Chilean Rosé is drinkable, but nothing special. Simple and Unbalanced and better with food.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and fresh fruits.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$4.

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.

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.