Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rosé Wines (International) are in the Pink!

My few comments on Rosé Wines can only be viewed from a lack of experience, but do not include the oft derogatory feminine connotation (no "blushing" allowed), though Rosé Wines are generally lighter, crisper, more refreshing, and subtler than the typically big bold Red varietals from which Rosé wine is made.
New Hampshire wine lovers that haven't ventured into "The Pink" will have a good number of these wines to choose from, should they want to explore this overlooked wine-expression, especially Rosé Wines from France, of which there seems to be an influx in late spring to early summer.
Now, as I have advocated in the past, when venturing into unknown territory you might want a "map/guide" of sorts; I have taken my own advice, and the last few Rosé Wines I've tasted were recommended wines, and all were quite good and worth the adventure.
Sandra Crittenden is the latest advocate/guide to give direction through the wine-brand maze. Pairs Food With Rosé Wines!

NHWM's humble list of reviewed Rosé

Alta Vista 2014 Malbec Rosé, (Argentina) $10.99-$12.99, 85 points

Apaltagua Maule Valley (Chile) 2015 Carmenère Rosé Reserva, $10.99-$12.99, 86 points

Atamisque Tupungato-Valle De Uco Mendosa-Argentina, Serbal 2014 Rosé, $11.99-$13.99, 90 points

Bodegas Avancia 2015 Cuvée De O Mencia Rosé (Valdeorras, Spain), $14.44-$16.99, 90 points

Bodegas Breca Garnacha de Fuego 2014 Rosé (Spain), $8.49-$10.99, 87 points

Bodegas Muga Rioja 2015 Tempranillo Rosé (Spain), $11.89-$13.99, 88 points

Crios 2015 Malbec Rosé (Mendosa-Argentina) Valentine day's Tipple, $10.19-$13.99. 90 points

Crios 2016 Malbec Rosé (Mendosa-Argentina), $11.99-$13.99, 86 points

Emeri De Bortoli Australian Sparkling Pink Moscato, $9.99, 89 points

Herdade do Esporão Alentejano Defesa 2015 Rosé (Portugal), $12.99-$14.99, 87 points

Jacob's Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé, (Australia) $11.99-$14.99, 88 points

Kim Crawford 2017 Rosé (New Zealand), $13.99-$17.99, 89 points

Llopart Reserva Brut 2011 Rose Cava, Spain, $22.99-$24.99, 92 points

Marqués de Cáceres 2015 Rioja Rosé (Spain), $8.99-$10.99, 88 points

Masciarelli Colline Teatine 2015 Montepulciano Rosado IGT, $9.34-$12.99, 88 points (Italy)

Meinklang Frizzante 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé $17.96-$19.95, 86 points (Austria)

Mezzacorona Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2015 Rosé (Italy), $5.99-$7.99, 86 points

Pratsch Niederösterreich 2016 Rosé (Austria), $12.99-$14.99, 86 points

Sierra Cantabria Rioja 2016 Rosé (D.O. D.O.Ca.), $6.79-$12.99, 88 points

Tegernseerhof Mittelbach 2014 Zweigelt Rosé (Austria), $13.99, 88 points

Tenuta Perolla San Felice Toscana 2017 Rosato IGT (Italy), $11.04-$12.99, 90 points

Vivanco Rioja DOCa 2015 Rosado (Spain), $13.99-$11.89, 91 points

Rosé Wines (France)

Rosé Wines (USA)


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