Category: * Rosé

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.

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.