Pink Drink Season
Long hot days and starry nights near the shore call for the refreshing, tannic sips of Rosé. Rosé is made from red wine grapes with a shorter period of skin contact during crushing and initial fermentation than when making a Red. Less time means a more pale color–like a blush–and a lighter, less tannic body.
Pair your pink drink with summer salads, eggs and quiches, shrimp, lobster, bruschetta, mozzarella, melon. tuna salad, grilled chicken, or PIZZA. We asked our team at Bottles to give us a rundown of what they are sipping on this season.
A Les Dauphins Cuveé Speciale Rosé
2019 | Cotes du Rhone, Fr |70% Cinsault & 30% Syrah
A lovely pink with a delicate aromas of summer fruits. Full flavored & refreshing with a lingering finish. Delicious as an aperitif and a perfect accompaniment to starters, salads and grilled fish or meats.
Laurent Miquel, Père et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rosé
2019 | Languedoc-Roussillon, Fr | 70% Cinsault & 30% Syrah
Characterized by a beautiful pale pink, this rosé epitomizes the best of southern French rosés with fruit-forward flavors & perfect balance. Cinsault adds a fresh, smooth texture to the blend & the Syrah reveals delicious red fruit flavors of red cherries, strawberries, bright citrus acidity and a slight hint of pepper spice. A light, bright refreshing patio sipper.
Domaine Tariquet Rosé de Pressée
2019 | Côtes de Gascogne , Fr | 40% Merlot, 40% syrah & 20% Tannat
Mild spicy notes lead to a delightful duo of wild raspberry & flower petals. Rich, full-bodied & fresh on the palate. The fruit is a treat as the wine’s intensity retains an ethereal quality, leaving a trace of rich flavors & salty spiciness on the finish.
Vette San Salvatore Vetere Paestum Rosato
2019 | igp, Campania, IT | 100% aglianico
Fantastic light rosé produced from volcanic soil. It has notes of red currant & maraschino cherry with a vivid acidity on the palate that makes for a mouth-watery finish. Super delicious for brunch or a warm summer day! Organic.
Wolffer Estate Rosé
2019 | Long Island, NY | Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vignoles
Beautiful fresh fruit aromas— peach, pear & rose petals. The palate is elegant, fruit driven with a lovely structure. Wonderfully subtle tannins & fine acidity provide balance to the fruit. The finish has classic saline & lovely minerality. Perfect partner to food.
Ecolosi Nero d’AvolaNero d’Avola Rosé
2019 | Sicily, Italy | 100% nero d’Avola
Made by the third generation Colosi family in Sicily, this is made of the native Sicilian grape, Nero d’Avola. It is crisp, clean & definitely dry, with wild strawberry, lovely rose petals, & saline-inflected minerals in the nose & mouth. You know this is an ‘island’ wine with its tangy flavors
& sea breeze nuances. So delicious! Sustainable & Organic.
Bieler Père et Fils Cuvée Sabine Rosé
2019 | Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, FR | Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, & Rolle
Rose petal, herbs & tangerine leads off before giving way to white cherry & peach flavors. Subtle bead of acidity supports the long & stylish finish. A balance between savory, citrus & light red fruit with enough palate weight & acidity to be mouth filling but not heavy.
Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé
2019 | provence, fr | Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah
A Provencal rosé of immense charm & minerality redolent of fennel, anise & purple violet flowers. A plump, medium-bodied wine, marked by crisp, citrusy fruit. Passion fruit & grapefruit
nuances give it a zippy, refreshing finish. We love just sipping this wine in the garden. Grab a glass with some friends & taste with some anchovies or olives.
Santi Bardolino Chiaretto Infinito Rosé
2019 | Veneto, It | Corvino, rondinella & molinara
Aromas of orange blossom & wild berry lead the intense, elegant, bouquet of ripe with delicate notes of ripe strawberries, wild cherries & blackcurrants. The bright palate offers suggestions of strawberry & cherry alongside vibrant acidity. Balanced, savory, fresh & fruity, this rosé makes
for a delicious companion to white meats, seafood, salads & pasta dishes.
Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Rosé
2019 | Los Carneros, Ca | Pinot Noir
A stunningly beautiful rose! Star jasmine, orange blossom, rose petal & fennel lead the aromatic charge. Strawberry, fresh apricot, white peach, pink lady apple & blood orange flavors broaden across the rich mid-palate. A twist of orange and fresh lemon zest on the finish lengthened by its mineral texture, & mouthwatering acidity.
Monte Ory Rosé
2019 | Navarra, Spain | 60% Garnacha, 440% tempranillo
Monte Ory is linked to the Spanish Navarra Kingdom and the peak of Ori which is in the most western part of the Pyrenees. This mysterious mountain has been a bridge between France and Spain and pays homage to the old kingdom of Navarra and the Basque mythology. It is said that the goddess of nature, Mari, and the lord of the forest, Basajun, lived there. The wine itself offers bright and intense strawberry. Very fruity, highly aromatic with intense red and citrus fruits. There are some floral notes. It is definitely fresh and soft with well-balanced flavors.
Feudo Montoni, Sicilia Nerello Mascalese Rosé di Adele
2019 | Sicily, italy | 100% nerello mascalese
Rose di Adele is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in a rose garden that Fabio’s father, Elio, dedicated to his beloved wife, Adele. Rose, red berry and Mediterranean herb aromas come together on this luminous deeply colored rosato. Made with Nerello Mascalese, the delicious medium-bodied palate doles out Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and a note of white pepper, all framed in fresh acidity. It goes down like spun silk. Pairs with appetizers, first courses, seafood, white meats and soft cheeses.
Organic – Certified
WE – 90 pts
Château La Canorgue, Luberon Rosé
2019 | Luberon , Rhône Valley, France | 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
This is a very pale delicate pink rosé, aromas of struck flint and passion fruit. The palate is mouthwatering and plump, with peachy notes and a bit of lime zest to finish. It is a wine light enough to be drunk alone, but would happily stand up to bouillabaisse or a Provençal goat’s cheese.
Certified in organic viticulture, Biodynamic.
Ameztoi, Rubentis Txacoli de Getaria Rosé
2019 | Basque Country, Spain Hondarrabi Beltza and Hondarrabi Zuri
This iconic Rubentis rosé is a field blend of hondarrabi zuri and hondarrabi beltza, which are co-fermented for three weeks. Pale pink with shades of fuchsia, it offers a fine and elegant light spritz from bottling with a little residual carbonation. The nose is sophisticated offering notes of citrus and menthol. The palate is balanced, with a freshness that recalls strawberry sour caramel. Pair with all kinds of seafood and fish. Excellent with Oysters, sushi or tempura fish or rice, vegetables, pilaf, and white meat. Sustainable.