Spring has finall sprung and it's officially the #ReturnofRoséSeason where we can now drink our favorite pink beverage! Our favorite pink drink that causes havoc in the Hamptons with a shortage and has it's very own Pinknic festival on Governors Island. The struggle to keep your composure as await sunnier skies, lighter clothing and outdoor dining is REAL. In addition to these small pleasures, rising temperatures mark our favorite time of year: Rosé Season. Below is a roundup of five reasons you should already be thinking (and drinking) rosé, including the first-ever rosé from Maison Louis Jadot. Wether your spending the season in bridgehampton or off to bushwick don't forget to bring your favorite rosé
Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2016 Rosé - . Produced in the traditional saignée method from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, this structured, dry rosé is bursting with red fruit flavors and aromas, like raspberry and red currant, and balanced with an intriguing minerality on the finish. It pairs beautifully with a great variety of summer foods.
M de Minuty 2016, bottled in the traditional curvy Provencal bottle, is a vibrant, dry rosé with balanced white peach and candied orange peel aromas and a smooth, round mouthfeel. Pale in color, it’s marked by a racy acidity and beautiful freshness.
Meiomi Delicate & Dry 2016 - Light salmon in color with just a kiss of pink hue, Meiomi Rosé is delightfully dry with vibrant acidity. The wine opens to delicate aromas of watermelon, orange peel, and subtle hints of rose petal. The palate offers a lush mouthfeel with flavors of stone fruit and strawberry with a cool minerality on the finish.
Whispering Angel : The Rosé that causes a frenzy among those out East and around the country. Whispering Angel is a fan favorite of celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen, and even had it's very own gummy bear made by Sugarfina. A refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit, this rosé should be in everyone’s cellars, without exception. Drinkable is an understatement and you’ll keep on coming back for seconds… We defy you to resist.
Louis Jadot Rosé: Hailing from Coteaux Bourguignons, a new appellation created in 2001 by the Institut National des Appellations Contrôlées, this Burgundian rosé is floral and fruity, offering a fantastic value from the most trusted name in French winemaking. Available beginning April 1st, this versatile wine has notes of fresh red currant and raspberry and pairs perfectly with salads, pasta or grilled fish.
Masi Agricola Rosa dei Masi : A serious name in Italian winemaking has produced a unique rosé, made with the Refosco grape; native to the Veneto region. The Rosa dei Masi represents a new take on the rosé wine category due to the producers specialty Appassimento technique—using 100 percent dried grapes in the production. The Supervenetian rosé has intense aromas of just ripened fruit on the nose and a well-balanced and refreshing acidity. Serve with light pasta, shellfish and seafood.
Alta Vista Rosé : This Argentine rosé of Malbec is striking, due to its deep and intense color. It’s made with two different maceration techniques of Malbec grapes and a low-temperature vinification that enhances the freshness of the fruit. The two wines are then blended in equal proportions before clarification and stabilization. The South American rosé will show fruity aromas of ripe cherries and floral notes of red roses. Pair with bright, fresh salads or with light pasta dishes.
Maison Saleya Rosé : Named for the flower market in the French city of Nice, Saleya Rosé is the essence of summer in a bottle. This quintessential Provence-style wine is a dry and elegant rosé, featuring floral aromas with bright citrus, white peach and red berry flavors.
Caposaldo Rosé : A fantastic value for any day of the week, this dry rosé is made with 100 percent Corvina grapes that are sourced from estate owned and estate controlled vineyards only. It has bright strawberry and raspberry notes on the nose that carry into the vibrant and refreshing palate.
2016 Noble Vines 515 Vine Select Rosé Draft: Grown in windy valleys along California’s sunny Central Coast, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is a traditional composition of Grenache layered with Syrah and other aromatic varieties. Widely used in Provence, France, Grenache offers flavors of cherries and blueberries, with spicy notes, and extra body and richness. Noble Vines 515 Vine Select Rosé is made in a dry traditional style, showcasing a bright bouquet of raspberry, watermelon and Meyer lemon. Medium bodied, with a rich mid-palate, this snappy wine has a lively start with flavors of grapefruit and strawberry, then cherry, culminating in a fresh creamy finish.