Rosé Wines

By: Todd Templin | VP of Beer, Wine, and The DLM Cheese Shop
On: June 22, 2012

July – hard to believe we are moving through the summer so rapidly! While we normally like to talk about Rosé in April and May, we’ve decided what better wine for refreshment during the summer months than Rosé. Pink wine in all its glory, whether its from France, Spain, Italy, California, or Oregon, is generally dry to bone dry, bright, refreshing, food-friendly, and lip-smacking good! While they are still in abundance, grab a bottle, or two, and relax over an al fresco dinner with friends and slow the summer down.

Château de Roquefort 2011 Corail

This Rosé from Provence is simply delightful! Possessing a briny, wonderfully “sea” nuance, with lots of strawberry and herb, it is perfect with light fish, chicken, pasta, or just by itself. $17

M. Chapoutier 2011 Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

Really vivid strawberry and berry flavors with a touch of rustic nuances are at the core of this favorite of ours. With its lively acidity, it is perfect with most any fish dish you can whip up or with a plate of fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato and Vera Jane Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. $11 save $4

Mas de Gourgonnier 2011

This Rosé is a blend of Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Cabernet. It shows notes of strawberry and raspberry. It is refreshingly clean and dry, easily enjoyed as a summer sipper, but is bold enough to marry with a wide range of fare, from salads to seafood to backyard barbecue. $19

Elicio 2011 Rosé

A blend of Grenache and Cinsault, this delicious French Rosé shows ripe strawberry and passion fruit flavors with a dry finish. $10

Some other notable rosés:

Domaine des Corbillieres 2011 Touraine $15

Domaine de Fondrèche 2011 14

Le Grand Bouqueteau 2011 Chinon $16

Domaine Guindon 2011 $12

Château Virgile 2011 Costières de Nîmes $13