Rose wine I should seek out for the long hot summer.
- emglow101 May 11, 2014 08:55 PM
In California I believe it's going to be a long hot summer.Sugggestions for a dry rose I should look for around twenty bucks to have on those hot days. I'm a newbie to rose. Inspired by the house wine thread. Thanks
Here are the one's I'll be drinking this summer.
Blackbird Vineyards "Arriviste"
Birichino "Old Vines"
Ogier "Heritages" Cotes du Rhone
Curtis Winery "Heritage"
It is only a coincidence, rather than an inordinate love of the word, that two of the roses I really like right now have "heritage(s)" in the name. Same goes for wineries that have names starting with B. Also, there is some RS in a couple of these wines but nothing above would be considered anything other than dry.
Here -- in RANDOM order -- are my "traditional" favorites that I seek out year after year . . .
Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes du Rhône Rosé
Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel (more pricey, but I always get a few for special occasions!)
Château de Ségriès Côtes du Rhône Rosé
Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé
Muga Rioja Rosado
Donkey & Goat Vin Gris de Grenache
Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir Rosé
Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé (when/if I can find it)
. . . to name but a few.
If you can find it, a Vin des Sables from the Camargue. For me, a perfect summer rose'. This is a quaffing, not a swirl and spit wine.