There’s something about summer that makes us want to drink pink wine. I don’t mean that sickly sweet stuff that some of us remember from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Modern rosés are crisp, light, flavorful, and dry. And they are perfect for a summer afternoon or evening on the porch, the beach, or the boat. I’ve picked out five rosés for this week’s tasting, which means that along with the four rosés available to taste on our wine tasting machine, you’ll be able to taste nine rosés on Saturday. Come down and find your favorite! — Kathleen
Casa Canevel Proseco Rosé DOC, Treviso, Italy
Varietals: 85%Glera,15 % pinot noir, Alc. 11%. Located in the finest region for the production of Prosecco, Valdobbiadene, Casa Canevel (meaning small cellar) graces the table with this shimmering rosé spumante. Casa Canevel produces refined sparkling wines from the local Glera grape. The rosé pours a light, golden pink and is fizzy in the glass. Aromas of strawberries, grapefruit, and apples are followed by an elegant acidity and fruit nuances on the palate. Perfect as an aperitif, the wine also pairs well with hors d’oeuvres, fish, and poultry. $17.99
Chateau de Campuget Rosé, Nimes, France
Varietals: 30%Grenache noir, 70% Syrah Alc.13% The Château de Campuget is above all the adventure of a family from the North who came to settle during the World War II, not far from the Mediterranean… in the Costières de Nîmes. Since 1942, a single objective of Chateau Campuget has been to produce Great Wines of the Rhone Valley while respecting terroir and identity. The rolled pebbles of the Rhône, the sun of the South, the Mistral, the Syrah, the Grenache are some fundamental elements that make up the identity of Campuget. Domaine de Campuget dates back to 1640, but they make a very modern rosé. Its color is peony pink, with aromas of red berries and currants. On the palate, raspberry and strawberry flavors blend with a crisp acidity to make a very refreshing glass of wine. Pairs well with picnic foods and anything from the grill. $14.99
Domaine de Capreoles Cossinelle, Beaujolais Villages, France. Varietal: Gamay Alc. 13% Capreoles means vine tendrils, and references the history and tradition of the vertical growth of the vine, the connections between growers and of the relationship to the earth, which is solid granite under the vineyard soil. This family-owned vineyard practices organic farming, and they named their rosé after the ladybugs (cossinelles) their daughter found in the vineyard during their first harvest. The wine is pale pink, with delicate peach and strawberry notes on the nose and palate. Pairs well with summer salads, seafood, and soft cheeses. $19.99
Herdade do Rocim Mariana 2021, Alentejo, Portugal
Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Alc.12.5%
Herdade do Rocim is located in the Lower Alentejo region of southern Portugal. The estate was founded in 2000 with the aim of focusing primarily on native varietals. Since purchasing the estate, Catarina Vieira and Pedro Ribeiro have completely regenerated the vineyards and built a new, state-of-the art winery. They planted higher-quality varietals, indigenous and local varieties, and also some international grapes, such as Syrah and Cabernet. They have also recently started to produce olive oil from 90-year-old trees, with the intention of recapturing the traditions of the region. The organic Mariana rosé is a delicate pink color, with red and blue berries on the nose and palate. It is medium-bodied and dry, with an earthy finish, and has good tannic structure, and balanced acidity. Pairs well with fish, shellfish, and pizza. $17.99
Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris Rosé, (Kermit Lynch Selection) Corbières, France. Varietals: 90% Grenache Gris, 5% Carignan, 5% Mouvèdre, Alc. 12.5% The first vineyards at Domaine de Fontsainte, in the Corbières appellation, were planted by the Romans. Artifacts found in these vineyards, such as an old coin dating from the time of Marcus Agrippa in 25 A.D., are a testament to its antiquity. The original domain was built around a thermal spring, which was later named for the local, twelfth-century patron saint, Saint Siméon; hence Fontsainte—the saint’s fount. Yves Laboucarié’s family has been making wine here since the seventeenth century. The Fontsainte vineyards surround the hamlet of Boutenac in the area known as “The Golden Crescent.” This swath of land is one of the sunniest in the appellation of Corbières, enjoying south-southeast exposure, and protection from the cold, northeast winds by a large 500-hectare forest. The cooler sea breezes from the Mediterranean help this sun-soaked terroir achieve balance as well. A full-bodied and lush wine, brimming with strawberry summer fruit, but dry and crisp. Pairs well with shrimp cocktail and salad Niçoise. $17.99
Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:
Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with
each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines
at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability
9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!
14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!
19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!
Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Kathleen is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy! Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.
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