Looking for suggestions: A good Rosé
Word on the street is they're back! Any particularly good ones out there?
Any Tavel from near Avignon, DomaineTempier, a bandol from Provence; chinon rose, a blush from the loire of cabernet franc
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
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
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...
re: maria lorraine
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.
If you're into it, here are some excellent German alternatives that have the hint of mangos and maracujas.
Göppinger Straße 13a
53474 Heimersheim/Bad Neuenahr
Tel. +49 2641 - 24349
Fax: +49 2641 - 79586
Am Rosenberg 5
Tel.: +49 6345 – 919156
Fax: +49 6345 - 919157
Tel.: +49 7131 - 1579-0
Fax: +49 7131 - 1579-39
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)
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
I wont even get into the bubbles......
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!