Give Me a Dozen Rosés!3.9.18
Acquistapace’s staff-picks of our favorite rosés
Every year is the last minute scramble to pick something special for that special someone in your life. Sometimes choosing the perfect gift can be a daunting task. What would be more perfect than a choice of a dozen rosés? Let the knowledgeable staff at Acquistapace’s be your beacon of shining light in your choice of rosé for the perfect gift. Hence we’ve narrowed our vast selection of rosés to 12 from different parts of the world. So each one has a uniqueness that piques our interest so we’re sharing these with you!
Grapes are handpicked from Château d’Aquéria’s own vineyards, which span 163 acres across the sandy slopes of Tavel in the Rhône Valley. Tavel was the first rosé to be designated AOC. The mesoclimate is ideal for cultivating Grenache and crafting crisp, fresh rosé wines. It’s full-bodied and full of fruit on the palate, with the lusciousness and depth. This serious, bone-dry Grenache-based wine is perfect with shellfish & salads. Most noteworthy, this wine is fantastic food partner…great reason Tavel rosés are considered “rosés of kings and the king of rosés.”
Awards/Accolades: Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Value Wines in 2017 Wine Advocate 92 points
Bodvar Rose “Pearly Wine”
Lots of press and buzz surrounds this luxury brand from Bodvár – House of Rosés. Bodvár Hafström and his wife visited Acquistapace’s Wine & Cheese to sample their wines. The wines were well received and have become hot! Dry, fresh and fruity rosé with an elegant pink color. The palate is richly flavorful, long lasting and smooth. Combining generosity and elegance with a sensation of red fruit aromas. Enjoy N°1’s alluring caress of fine pearly bubbles for the finest moments in Life! Great party wine and for living the high life.
Commanderie de la Bargemone
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
This very pretty wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Counoise, Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah. Tank fermented and aged with no oak and no malo-lactic fermentation. Pale-pink color, very dry, light and fresh. This is an elegant rosé offering mineral and citrus with some red fruit essence and a touch of earthiness…perfect with light finger foods and salads. Great for those fancy parties with fancy friends.
Awards/Accolades: Wine Enthusiast – 91 points Vinous – 90 points
And Why Am I Mr. Pink
Columbia Valley, WA
Rosé of sangiovese by The Underground Wine Project, a collaboration of two busy winemakers, Mark McNeilly and Trey Busch with a nod to the movie, Reservoir Dogs. It’s a very pretty pale peach, with herbal aromas, cherry and great minerality. The palate drinks dry with mouthwatering, generous tart cherry flavors. Great drinking wine for a great price.
We love this sparkling wine! It’s pretty pink, bubby and is remimiscent of strawberries. Calixte is 100% Pinot Noir, hand-harvested and produced in the méthode traditionnelle…dosage with secondary fermentation in bottle creating tiny bubbles. On the palate cherry, raspberry, strawberry and blood orange,with hints of a caramel tinge on the long finish. Fun to drink and to pair with smoked salmon and tuna tartare.
Banshee rose is one of patio pounding, lip-smacking, “oh-no-the-bottle’s-empty” type rose. Made from a fun blend of Pinot Noir, Barbera, Grenache, Grenache Gris & Syrah. The melon notes of Grenache, red berry & floral notes from the Pinot Noir, the brilliant acidity from Barbera, and depth and support from Syrah showcases individual parts integrating well. So well you’ll have to make sure you have another bottle chilled!
Henri Bourgeois “Les Baronnes” Rosé
One of the smoothest, well-balanced roses that is still affordable. Coming from Sancerre, a much colder climate far north of France, this stellar wine is best served around 50˚F. “Les Baronnes” Sancerre rosé is a saignee method. Juice is obtained by draining (“bleeding”) vats of Pinot Noir juice after 48 hours of cold maceration. Enough nerding out, get this wine in her life!
Cotes de Provence, France
Not only is this hourglass shaped bottle sexy, the wine is too! This wine just oozes with sunshine and juiciness. Made from 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Cinsault, salmon colored wine is touched with hints of white flowers, small red fruit and citrus zest. It is clean, but bursting with fresh fruit. Ends on an acidic note to showcase its length and its food-friendliness. Another wine to make sure you have at least one more chilling.
Awards/Accolades – GOLD MEDAL – Drink Pink Vino International Rosé Wine Competition 2016
Chateau d’Esclans Rock Angel
Cotes de Provence, France
Great critical acclaim due to its aromatics, great acid balance, and vivacious mouthfeel. Lightly oaked with a creamy mouthfeel with hints of blood orange and juicy watermelon.
Awards/Accolades: Wine Enthusiast 90 points, Decanter 92 points, Wine Spectator 90 points
Grapefruit + Rose
Becoming quite the rage in France, grapefruit mixed with rose is fun to drink. Refreshing and low in alcohol. Yes, you’ll get the punch of the Pamplemousse up front, but the wine still shines through, especially on the finish. If your honey is a grapefruit fan, this wine is for her.
Ameztoi Rubentis Getariako Txakolina
Basque Country, Spain
This vibrant rose is a mix of red and white indigenous grapes of Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri. Delicious, spritzy, amazing with seafood due to the grapes’ proximity to the ocean. Fresh strawberry, lime zest with great minerality. So delicious, so approachable, low in alcohol and dreaming of the beach!
Domaine de la Sangliere “La Riviera”
Cotes de Provence, France
Grenache and Cinsault blend offer a delectable wine with notes of bright red currants. Fresh, fruity, elegant, well balanced, with light nuances of vanilla and a pleasant finish. Turns your backyard into the Mediterranean Sea.
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