Category: * Rosé

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.

Viñedos Emiliana Natura Rosé 2015 Valle Del Rapel, Chile 

My Rating 82 Points.   

Price $11. 


Very light salmon in color.
Light nose of citrus, lemons, apples, melons, light raspberries, strawberries and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light cherries, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, sea salt, herbs and white pepper.

Short tangy finish with almonds and limes.

A simple Rosé from Chile.
Drinking nicely now, and it won’t last long, so drink it while fresh.

Good to drink by the pool. I served it at the beginning of a party, and dropped a blackberry in the glass, just for the presentation.

Made with organically grown grapes.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

Les Vignerons Design Terroirs de LA Noëlle Les Ligeriens Rosé D’Anjou 2015 Anjou, France 

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $10. 

 

Light salmon in color with medium intensity.

Light nose of strawberries, cherries, pepper and lemons.

Light bodied and creamy with medium acidity and nice legs.

Off Dry on the palate with strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, vanilla, grapefruits, limes, citrus, white pepper and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with almonds at the very ending.

This is a nice surprise for me. A very nice Rosé from the Loire Valley in France. Refreshing and enjoyable by itself or with food.

A good sipping wine, and good for parties or the beach. An enjoyable afternoon wine with light complexity. An above-average Rosé at good quality, but not one for long term aging. Drink while fresh.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

11% alcohol by volume.

Pulse Grapefruit and Peach Non-Vintage, France 

My Rating 84 Points.   

Price $8.

 

A very light salmon in color, almost see through.

A Wonderful nose, (but doesn’t smell like wine) with peaches, candy, plastic, citrus, grapefruits and limes.

Full bodied with medium minus acidity and a buttery, and heavy mouthfeel.

Semi sweet on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples and melons.

Nice finish with grapefruits and almonds.

This French “Rosé”, tastes more like grapefruit juice than wine. It is simple, but not offensive, and will drink nicely by the pool. Also good for parties. Probably better over ice, to cut the sweetness.

This is a blend of Rosé wine with a touch of grapefruits and peaches.

8.5% alcohol by volume.

Luc Belaire Rare Sparkling Rosé Non-Vintage, France 


My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $29.


For valentine’s day, I opened this wonderful French sparkling Rosé.
Light salmon in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose of strawberries, flowers, cherries, lemons, citrus, minerals, sea salt, white pepper and yeast.

Medium bodied and crisp with small bubbles.

Dry to off dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, green apples, bread, grapefruits, minerals and herbs.

Long finish with raspberries and sea salt.

This is a tasty sparkling Rosé. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Easy drinking, and not simple, but not too complex either.

Not cheap, but fits the occasion perfectly. Paired it with light appetizers, cheeses and fruits.

12.5% alcohol by volume.
Happy valentine’s y’all.