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Christina216 Oct 1, 2008 12:42 PM

Word on the street is they're back! Any particularly good ones out there?

  1. Delucacheesemonger Oct 1, 2008 12:55 PM

    Any Tavel from near Avignon, DomaineTempier, a bandol from Provence; chinon rose, a blush from the loire of cabernet franc

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      Brad Ballinger Oct 1, 2008 01:57 PM

      Try the following thread...


      1. TonyO Oct 1, 2008 04:38 PM

        Turkey Flat (Australia) is an excellent choice (around $18).

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          Ichewonthis Oct 1, 2008 04:48 PM

          crios rose of malbec, la manarine rose,

          1. maria lorraine Oct 1, 2008 07:23 PM

            My favorites (best flavor at the best price) are all from France or Spain.

            ***Domaine du Dragon “Cuvée Prestige” Côtes de Provence Rosé
            ***any Tavel or Bandol -- I especially like Chapoutier, ***Domaine Ott, ***Domaine Tempier, but these can be pricey.
            **Domaines de Fonsaintes Gris de Gris (Corbieres), from Kermit Lynch, about $12
            E. Guigal's Cote du Rhone Rose at around $11 a bottle
            Routas, from Provence, about $11.
            Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel
            Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes-du-Rhônes Rosé
            2006 Château de Ségriès Tavel
            2006 Château de Ségriès Côtes-du-Rhônes Rosé

            Spain, Rosado
            I especially like those from ***Muga
            ***Also, rosados from Cune, El Coto and Marques de Caceres, all about $12
            Bodegas Estancia Piedra Rosado from Toro, 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) $11

            Italy look for Rosato or Cerasuolo (a variation on the word cherry)
            Il Mimo, made from 100% Nebbiolo, about $14

            Edmonds St. John "Bone-Jolly"
            Solo Rosa from Jeff Morgan

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            1. re: maria lorraine
              mengathon Oct 1, 2008 08:48 PM

              Nice list. I recently tried a 2007 Ch. Simone Palette, which is, interestingly enough, a monopole.

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              whiner Oct 2, 2008 09:23 AM

              Tempier (Bandol)
              1+1=3 (Spain, forget where)
              Bodegas Nekas "Vega Sindoa" (Spain, forget where, SUPER-CHEAP)
              Saintsbury "Code Pink" (CA)

              Too many Italians and Tavels to name, but I'd actually look to that ountry and region (respectively) first...

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                RicRios Oct 2, 2008 12:16 PM

                (Tongue-in-cheek:) Krug Rosé.

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                  whiner Oct 2, 2008 12:35 PM

                  Taittinger Comtes, Dom Perignon, Billecart NV, Billecart Elisabeth...


                  (Actually, my favotire rose wine, still or sparkling, ever tasted, is the '96 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth)

                  1. re: whiner
                    maria lorraine Oct 2, 2008 02:02 PM

                    Rosé Champage is so lovely, so delicious, so fun, so wonderful with food, so....

                    1. re: maria lorraine
                      girobike Oct 3, 2008 01:42 AM

                      Hi Maria,

                      You seem to have the same taste as my wife and her sister - they don't drink Ruinart's Rose Champagne - they make it disappear, and fast.

                      Christina 216,

                      If you're into it, here are some excellent German alternatives that have the hint of mangos and maracujas.

                      Weingut Nelles
                      Göppinger Straße 13a
                      53474 Heimersheim/Bad Neuenahr
                      Tel. +49 2641 - 24349
                      Fax: +49 2641 - 79586

                      Weingut Gies-Düppel
                      Am Rosenberg 5
                      76831 Birkweiler
                      Tel.: +49 6345 – 919156
                      Fax: +49 6345 - 919157

                      Heilbronn-Erlenbach-Weinsberg e.G.
                      Binswanger Straße
                      74076 Heilbronn
                      Tel.: +49 7131 - 1579-0
                      Fax: +49 7131 - 1579-39

                    2. re: whiner
                      fresnohotspot Oct 3, 2008 06:18 PM

                      thumbs up for the Billecart Salmon Brut Rose Champagne (non vintage)

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                        bubbles4me Oct 3, 2008 10:02 PM

                        Couple of my favorites this year:
                        Bailly Sancerre Rose
                        Tempier, (yes wicked expensive but it is a $40.00 bottle of wine...harder when it is a Rose but I drank it last night....so good)
                        Domaine Sorin
                        Chateau la Canorgue
                        Clos Marie, (hard to find but exciting as hell)
                        Patton Pinot Noir from Oregon....I am a French fan but this is really fantastic
                        Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Bourgogne
                        Domaine Fontsainte
                        I wont even get into the bubbles......

                      2. re: whiner
                        ibstatguy Oct 5, 2008 07:45 PM

                        how about some larmandier-bernier?

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                      pjaym17 Oct 4, 2008 03:18 PM

                      Etude Carneros (California) Pinot Noir Rose, 2006. I think this sets the standard for domestic roses. $17.

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                        whiner Oct 5, 2008 07:38 AM

                        Oh, my! I cannot believe I didn't think of that. This is one of the finest still CA Roses I've tasted.

                        Bravo on the suggestion!

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                          ibstatguy Oct 5, 2008 07:45 PM

                          try the Dehlinger PN rose

                      2. The Chowfather Oct 6, 2008 05:06 PM

                        Look for the Pretty Sally Estate Rose $15 range.

                        1. ChefJune Oct 7, 2008 01:35 PM

                          yum, Rose!

                          Mas de Gourgonnier, Vision Cellars and Chimney Rock are my current affordable faves. Did splurge on a bottle of Domaine Tempier this summer. Sometimes you just HAVE to....

                          Rose Champagnes are so wonderful. Best qpr, i think is Nicolas Feuillatte's which can be had at Wine Library for $34!

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