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Get Your Rosé On With 17 Blush Wines from France and Italy!
May 14, 2018
A Note from Sergio

Many wine-lovers scoff at rosé wines. They're too simple, too sweet, too easy, too pink. I say that these blush-wine naysayers simply haven't drunk the right rosé--and I'm willing to challenge you with today's offer of seventeen beautiful rosé, rosato, and blush bottles, both still and sparkling. Just as white wines range from lush and buttery to mineral-laden and sharp, and just as red wines can stretch from big and meaty to aristocratic and balletic, so too can rosé wines be light as gossamer, steely as a steak knife, bright as a May day, or juicy as a sun-warmed strawberry.

In these seventeen beautiful blush bottles, there's at least one that will please even the most hardcore rosé killjoy--and there are many wines that will bring a smile to the face of those of us who gleefully, even proudly, hold our glasses of rosé high and drink deep. Yesterday was Mother's Day, and Memorial Day is just around the corner. There's no time like right now to open your new favorite rosé and toast to all the colors of the wine rainbow. There's a lot to love, if you open your heart, your mind and your mouth!

Enjoy!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Seventeen Beautiful, Brilliant Blush Wines
2. Wine Events: Upcoming May Wine Tasting Events

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Per Linda Cerasuolo 2015 750ml
Per Linda Cerasuolo 2015 750ml
Price: $12.99

Offering a vibrant cherry hue, this wine bursts with succulent vine-ripened blackberries, crisp orchard fruits, dew-laden roses and crushed saline minerals; it’s a treat for the senses! A gentle but persistent acidity complements the fruit-forward flavors of this ’15 Cerasuolo, and cheek-piquing minerals linger on the finish, making this charming wine very food-friendly. Grapes ferment in temperature-controlled steel for about two weeks, and the wine ages in stainless steel for six months before bottling. Cerasuolo, the Abbruzzese word for "rosé," shows us how delicious and practical a blush wine made from the Montepulciano grape can be; pair it with classic fish dishes of the Adriatic, as well as pizza and tomato-based pastas. more info
Chateau Viranel Saint-Chinian Tradition Rose 2016 750ml
Chateau Viranel Saint-Chinian Tradition Rose 2016 750ml
Price: $18.99

Brambly wild berries, citrus zest, rose petals and crushed river rocks burst from the glass in this food-friendly, luscious ’16 Rosé. Full yet energetic, this wine whooshes across the palate, but it lingers with a satisfying mouth-feel that marries electric acidity with its fleshy finish. A blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 20% Cinsault grown in clay and limestone soils, this wine ferments in stainless steel tanks, and it ages in a combination of 20% used barrels and 80% tank. It’s a classic mineral-driven rosé that complements a wide array of foods, yet it also drinks beautifully on its own. more info
Mamete Prevostini Rosato Monrose 2016 750ml
Mamete Prevostini Rosato Monrose 2016 750ml
Price: $19.99
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Its name means “rosé of the mountains,” and this delicate blush wine reveals its high altitude terroir in its nose of tart red fruits, citrus zest, violet petals, crushed river rocks, and rosehips. The 2016 bottling balances its vibrant acidity with a silky mouth-feel, and, driven by nice minerality, its lingering finish is elegant and satisfying. A mono-varietal Nebbiolo deriving from the estate’s organically tended vineyards in Valtellina, the grapes macerate on the skins for just eight hours before aging in tank for six months. more info
Parusso Langhe Nebbiolo Rosato 2017 750ml
Parusso Langhe Nebbiolo Rosato 2017 750ml
Price: $21.99
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Bright, pure red fruits dance against a backdrop of saline minerals, crushed wildflower petals, and kisses of spice and earth in this caressing, energetic Rosato. A sweet inner perfume of cherries and berries finds its complement in the savory minerals that propel this beguiling wine to a harmonious finish. Deriving from various Langhe vineyards that sport sandy, limestone-rich soils, the Nebbiolo grapes for this wine ferment in stainless steel, and the wine ages for six months in stainless steel before resting in bottle for a month prior to release. more info
Graci Etna Rosato 2016 750ml
Graci Etna Rosato 2016 750ml
Price: $23.99
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This ’16 Rosato bursts with mineral-wrapped strawberries and herbs, kisses of spice and wildflowers, and a touch of blood orange. Bone-dry and shimmering with acidity, a sturdy mineral core propels this wine across the palate, where it builds to a clean, refreshing finish. This is a full-bodied, succulent rosato to enjoy with eggplant caponata, sharp cheeses, lamb pasta or spicy meatballs--it’s delicious! A mono-varietal Nerello Mascalese grown organically in a five-acre stony, sandy vineyard located on the slopes of a volcano, the grapes for this wine enjoy a soft press before fermenting in cement tanks; the wine ages for 18 months in cement tanks, followed by two months in bottle before release. more info
Graci Etna Rosato 2017 750ml
Graci Etna Rosato 2017 750ml
Price: $23.99

More intense than your average rosé, Graci’s ’17 Etna Rosato puts its succulent blackberries and crisp red fruits front and center, framed by bracing saline minerals, fresh-cut herbs, blood orange and a touch of spice. This is a full-bodied rosato that balances its dry extract with its penetrating acidity and elegant minerality as it builds to a thrumming, savory finish. This wine is an ideal accompaniment to eggplant caponata, sharp cheeses, lamb pasta or spicy meatballs--it’s delicious! A mono-varietal Nerello Mascalese grown organically in a five-acre stony, sandy vineyard located on the slopes of a volcano, the grapes for this wine enjoy a soft press before fermenting in cement tanks; the wine ages for 18 months in cement tanks, followed by two months in bottle before release. more info
Domaine Roucas Toumba Vacqueyras Rose 2016 750ml
Domaine Roucas Toumba Vacqueyras Rose 2016 750ml
Price: $24.99
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A salmon color in the glass, this ’16 Vacqueyras Rosé wafts with berries, figs, underbrush, orange peel and crushed rocks. Grippy and vibrant, this wine uncurls on the palate to reveal a mineral-laden, vibrant palate that builds to a sneakily powerful finish laden with herbs and fruit. This rosé is an AOC Vacqueyras made by Éric Bouletin, a rising star in the appellation, and to make this wine, Bouletin blends Grenache and Mourvèdre, both saignée method, with Syrah aged in demi-muid, direct-press Carignan, and some direct-press Grenache, all without skin contact. This is a serious wine that you can drink alone or with a variety of heftier summer dishes. more info
Chateau Pradeaux Bandol Rose 2017 750ml
Chateau Pradeaux Bandol Rose 2017 750ml
Price: $33.99
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Round, ripe, and rich, this Bandol Rosé layers its strawberries and cherries with rose petals, warm spice, grapefruit zest, and savory underbrush to create a captivating drinking experience. This wine powers across the palate with zippy acidity, but its nicely hefty dry extract gives it a sense of weight and complexity. Deriving from vines averaging 25 years old, this blend of equal parts Cinsault and Mourvèdre is a direct press rosé, and the grapes enjoy a brief maceration on the skins before fermentation and aging in stainless steel. For the best experience, let the wine unfold in the glass or decant before drinking. more info
Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rose 2017 750ml
Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rose 2017 750ml
Price: $33.99
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Crisp red fruits, warm spices, fresh loam, pressed violet petals, and a touch of minerals mingle in this open-knit, charming Pinot Noir Rosé. This highly quaffable wine shows exquisite balance, terrific energy and a harmonious, resonant, food-friendly finish. Deriving from several parcels sporting a mix of Kimmerdgian and Oxfordian soils, the Pinot Noir grapes ferment in whole bunches with only natural yeasts, macerating on the skins briefly, and the wine ages in a blend of stainless steel and barriques. Deeply delicious and fresh, this classic rosé will please any serious wine-lover. more info
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2017 750ml
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2017 750ml
Price: $37.99
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Succulent cherries and berries, rain-spattered wildflowers, blood orange, a touch of bitter almonds, and a dusting of minerals dance in this classic Bandol Rosé. 2017 is a benchmark ripe vintage in Provence, and this wine reflects its outstanding year in its roundness, juiciness, and power. Vibrant yet powerful, this rosé is a must-have bottle. A blend of 60% Mourvèdre with the remainder Cinsault, the grapes for this wine derive from a terraced seaside vineyard with clay, limestone and chalk soils. Grapes ferment in temperature-controlled tanks for 20 days, and the wine ages in tank for six months before bottling. more info