ROSE 2017

The 2017 vintage for Rose

 is fabulous for the fIFth consecutive year!  

 

$9 FAMEGA, MINHO, PORTUGAL

$10 LOS DOS, CAMPO DE BORJA, SPAIN

$12 COTE MAS, LANGUEDOC (liter bottle) 

$12 EUGENE CARREL SAVOIE, VIN DE SAVOIE, FRANCE 0/S 7/17

-our top selling Rose last year!

$15 CHATEAU DE LA DEDIERE, COTES DE PROVENCE

$13 MAISON CUBI, PROVENCE, FRANCE (1 LITER TETRA-PAK)

-yes a delicious "tetra-pak" of Provencal Rose. Crisp earthy and dry. It shows a bright acidity with subtle aromas of watermelon and berries.

$12 DOMAINE DE LISTINCONU, CORSICA, FRANCE o/s arrives back ?

-wonderful aromas of wildflowers, beautiful pink color, with peach notes. Dry and simply delightful, The terroir benefits from an exceptional sunny climate, tempered by the sea and the mountains close by. The soil allows the grape varieties unique to Corsica to fully express themselves.

$16 CHATEAU DE POURCIEUX, COTES DE PROVENCE  

a favorite of staffer dennys durand. Classic Provencal Rose at a great price. 

$19 CHATEAU DE LA CLAPIERE "CRU CLASSE" COTES DE PROVENCE

$30 VRAC VIN DE FRANCE (3 liter box) 

-warning. This simple, super fresh Rose goes down like water.

$15 FANTI, TUSCANY, ITALY

-fabulous Sangiovese from this legendary Brunello producer.

$20 PELISSERO NEBBIOLO "Crose" PIEMONTE, ITALY.

-same Nebbiolo fruit that makes up Pelissero's fabulous Langhe

$24 AZTOBIZA TXCAOLI DE ALVA, BASQUE, SPAIN

This Rosado comes from the upper reach of the Alava zone at about 650 feet above sea level. Nestled within the rolling hills of the Basque country, the local red variety (Beltza) gives a beautiful pink color to the wine, and after fermentation with the white grapes, the expression of fruit and terroir really comes out in the bottle. The finished wine has a lovely floral nose of strawberries and white flowers that are followed by a clean and dry palate offering persistence and beautifully fresh acidity. Balanced and pure minerality from the soil give a long aromatic finish.

$12 DIAMARINE COTEAUX VAROIS, PROVENCE, FRANCE

you can't beat this Varois Rose for it's fresh juicy character.

$12 VIGNOBLE COUILLARD GAMAY, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

a vibrant 100% Gamay from the Loire. Dry, with flavors of strawberry, raspberry.

$12 DOMAINE TERRE LA LUNE COTES DU RHONE, FRANCE

$34 DOMAINE DU BAGNOL, CASSIS, PROVENCE, FRANCE

The Rosé is produced from several parcels that comprise slightly less than 7 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are clay and limestone, situated on a gentle slope with a north – northwest exposure. The blend is Grenache (55%), Mourvedre (31%) and Cinsault (14%). This Rosé is vinified by “pressurage direct, until it is completely dry; then, the wine is bottled during the first three months of the following year after a light filtration. Limited.

 

$18 COMMANDERIE DE PEYRASSOL COTES DE PROVENCE, FRANCE

Made entirely from estate fruit in 2017, “Chateau” is primarily Cinsault, with increasingly smaller amounts of Grenache, Mourvedre, Tibouren, and Syrah. This is a higher-toned, more floral, more filigree wine than its brother above, with subtle herbal notes framing clean, lifted fruit on the nose. Though equally as dense—and perhaps more penetrating due to its more overt mineral character—it is no richer than the “Commanderie,” and it expresses the vintage’s firm tension with elegance.

$20 DOMAINE DE LA PETITE MARIE BOURGUEIL, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

$14 STOBI, TIKVES, MACEDONIA

$22 SMOKE TREE, CALIFORNIA

"Select vineyards across California provide the perfect fruit for Smoke Tree Rosé. Winemaker Joel Burt looks for micro-climates with warm days, cool nights and minimal diurnal shift to provide fruit with balanced acidity and fresh flavors. He blends younger Grenache vines with older Zinfandel and Carignan from the Mendocino, Lake County, Madera County and Paso Robles subappellations. All Smoke Tree's vineyard partners cultivate their vines sustainably; some are organic" winery notes

$16 LANDHAUS MAYER ZWEIGELT, AUSTRIA

-Landhaus Mayer is a project with top Weinviertel wine growers and Gerhard Lobner. A native to the Weinviertal, and Managing Director of Mayer am Pfarrplatz, Gerhard focuses on prime locations in the Weinviertel, with the goal to captivate authenticity and typicity of both varietal and region. Fruit is sourced from small growers and integrating multiple soils (primary rock and löss), bringing a vibrancy and freshness into his wines.

$15 FRITSCH ZWEIGELT, WAGRAM, AUSTRIA

-Being a wine grower is both our vocation and our commitment. It is our calling to produce wines with character and sustainably; it is our commitment to future generations. The distinctive character is shaped by several factors and methods, and these are responsible for the uniqueness of our wines. This is significantly influenced by the wine-growing region of Wagram and its grape varieties; yet specifically characterised by biodynamics. WINERY

$12 MOULIN DE GASSAC, LANGUEDOC, FRANCE

$16 MARC PLOUZEAU CHINON, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

-Since the takeover of the vineyard from his father in 1999, Marc goes into organic farming in order to respect the environment, protect her health and that of its employees and give the wines the spirit of their land. Super fresh and lively Cabernet Franc.

$25 LA BASTIDE BLANCHE BANDOL, PROVENCE, FRANCE

-Cinsault, Mourvèdre, and Grenache. Not only is Bastide Blanche one the appellations top growers, they are one of Frances top growers.

Exceptional, full-bodied Bandol Rose.