ANOTHER ROSE REPORT
Back in May, I told you about my two favourite Rosés of the early releases and now it’s time for a few more. Did you know that Canada is the fastest growing market for Dry Rosé? You’re making history.
TORRES 10 Rosado, “˜Sangre de Toro’, Spain 233437 $11.95
The fruity, strawberry, fun character of Spanish Rosés. Perfect for parties and substantial enough for food. Handy screw cap and friendly price. Perfect.
MARQUES DE CACERES 10 Rosado, Rioja, Spain 622142 $12.95
Caceres has been our most consistent supplier of good dry Rosé and the 2010 vintage is just as tasty and refreshing as the previous years. Also perfect.
TERRES de SAINT LOUIS 10 Rosé, Coteaux Varois en Provence, France 234575 $10.95
Understated at first but becomes more flavourful. Not the traditional rich Provence style but a great value for everyday drinking.
MASI 10 Rosato “˜Modello delle Venezie, Italy 587725 $10.95
Masi’s wine is crisp with delicious cherry/berry flavours. Bone dry and light in the traditional style. Spot-on as the Brits say.
CONO SUR 10 Carmenere Rosé Reserva, Chile 234567 $11.95
The Chilean winery, Cono Sur, never puts a foot wrong and their Carmenere Rosé is one of the hits of the season. Crafted for the modern taste ““ fruity, off-dry, easy drinking and kinda rich. Sure to put a smile on the faces of your party friends. And would be a good partner for spicy/hot foods.
Decent second stringers
CAVE SPRING 2010 Rosé, VQA Niagara (#295006 $13.95) is low flavoured but good hot day refreshment. For a crowd-pleasing, slightly sweet, party wine check out HENRY OF PELHAM 2010 “˜Sibling Rivalry’ Pink, VQA Niagara (#171033 $13.95). A good choice for lunch is the lighthearted, low alcohol and slightly sweet~ REMY PANNIER 2010 Rose d’Anjou, Loire, France (#12641 $11.95).