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A New Season

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Spring has finally arrived and quietly entered a world filled with chaos and uncertainty. Most of us have barely noticed that a new season has begun, but spring brings with it a time of renewal, rebirth and hope. Although many of us are sequestered right now, Mother Nature is not.  Soon, the trees and flowers will be blooming, birds will be building nests, hummingbirds will return to the north and we will all eventually get back to “normal”. We will once again enjoy picnics, outdoor concerts, dining in restaurants and travel! So, with that in mind, here are some delicious rosés from around the world to usher in spring. Let’s bring the celebration indoors and toast Mother Nature and us!

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

La Fiera Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosé DOC 2018 
This wine is 100% Montepulciano. The grapes are sourced from the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC appellation in Abruzzo, Italy. A lovely bouquet of strawberry, cherry and floral segue onto the palate with a perfect blend of crisp acidity and fresh, ripe fruit and a delightfully long finish. This is a great wine to serve as an aperitif or with summer fare.
Alcohol:  12.5%
SRP: $8

Mont Gravet Rosé 2019
This wine is from Pays d’Oc, France and is made with 100% Cinsault.
Berry aromas lead to a fresh, fruit-forward palate with cherry, berries and a hint of peach and pears. Nice structure and balance. Drink as an aperitif or serve with light fare.
Alcohol: 12%
SRP: $10

Santa Julia Malbec Rosé 2018
This wine is from Santa Rosa & Maipu Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina.  It is made with 100% Malbec organic grapes.  Wonderful aromas of berries and dark cherry segue onto the palate with juicy fruit and a trace of baking spice. Nicely balanced. Drink as an aperitif or serve with light fare.
Alcohol: 14%
SRP:  $11

Mas Fi Cava Brut Rosé NV
This sparkling wine is produced by the Masachs family. The grapes are 100% Trepat and sourced from DO Cava (Penedes) in the Catalan region of Spain. This Brut Rosé undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle (Metode Tradicional) and is aged for 11 months. Red fruit aromas of mostly berries and a trace of floral open to a palate of fine bubbles, red berries, cherry and pomegranate. It is nicely balanced with good structure. Drink as an aperitif or pair with a myriad of cuisines.
Alcohol:  11.5%
SRP:  $12

Hess Select California Rosé 2019
Made with 100% Pinot Noir, this juicy and crisp wine has red berry and floral aromas. The palate offers strawberry, red cherry and peach balanced nicely with acidity. Drink as an aperitif or serve with light fare.
Alcohol:  13.5%.
SRP:  $12

Domaine Bousquet Rosé 2019
This wine is made with organic grapes and is a blend of Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Pinot Gris and Viognier. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in Tupungato Alto Gualtallary in Mendoza, Argentina. Aromas of nectarine and berries set the tone for this lively wine. A palate of red berries, cherry and a splash of citrus are enriched by the fresh acidity. Drink as an aperitif or serve with light fare.
Alcohol:  13%
SRP:  $13

All of these wines are under $15 and are quite impressive. I’m looking forward to sipping rosé at an outdoor concert soon.  But for now, I’ll settle for a glass or two of wine on my front porch or in my cozy house.

Be safe, be smart and stay well!

Until next time,


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