Have you spent a summer looking through Rose' colored glasses? If not, it's never too late.
Sales are really exploding in this country for Rose' wines - that happy middle between whites and reds. The beautiful dry Rose' wines will please almost any palate.
Here are three worthy of your consideration.
A simple primer on the grapes is that Grenache will give it great fruit flavor, the Mouvredre will add a little color and the Syrah adds body and mouth feel to the wine.
The wine had delightful fruit and balance. Rose' done right is always very drinkable wine and this one was one of the best. It was in limited supply when I bought it several weeks ago in Indiana. If you find the wine, buy it.
Chateau La Tour De Beraud 2011 Rose, $11-$14, Very Highly Recommended.
Before any wine geekiness - the Borsao Rose' can be found for $7-$12. At that price, you should buy a case.
The Garnacha (same as French Grenache) makes beautiful and fruity wines - especially Rose. The wine had nice balance but pretty mild acidity, perhaps too mild for some tastes. But it kills the drinkability test.
The differences between a Spanish Garnacha Rose' and a blend from Southern France will be slight for many but worth the exploration.
Borsao 2011 Rose', $7-$12, Recommended
Many wine writers/critics would hate this wine for all of those reasons. I like it for all those reasons. I like big bold wines, light bodies wines and wines which fall everywhere in between.
It's delightful, non-complicated wine that's easy to drink. Isn't that what most of us are looking for on most trips to the wine shop?
Cuvee des Messes Basses Ventoux 2011 Rose', I couldn't find what I paid for it but under $15, Recommended.
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