ANOTHER ROSE REPORT
Back in May, I told you about my two favourite RosÃ©s of the early releases and now itâ€™s time for a few more. Did you know that Canada is the fastest growing market for Dry RosÃ©? Youâ€™re making history.
TORRES 10 Rosado, â€˜Sangre de Toroâ€™, Spain 233437 $11.95
The fruity, strawberry, fun character of Spanish RosÃ©s. 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 RosÃ© and the 2010 vintage is just as tasty and refreshing as the previous years. Also perfect.
TERRES de SAINT LOUIS 10 RosÃ©, 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 â€˜Modello delle Venezie, Italy 587725 $10.95
Masiâ€™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 RosÃ© Reserva, Chile 234567 $11.95
The Chilean winery, Cono Sur, never puts a foot wrong and their Carmenere RosÃ© is one of the hits of the season. Crafted for the modern taste â€“ 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 RosÃ©, 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 â€˜Sibling Rivalryâ€™ Pink, VQA Niagara (#171033 $13.95). A good choice for lunch is the lighthearted, low alcohol and slightly sweetÂ REMY PANNIER 2010 Rose dâ€™Anjou, Loire, France (#12641 $11.95).