Tag Archives: Rosé

Château Moncontour Brut Rosé Crémant de Loire, NV, Loire Valley, France

16 Jan

DSC03215100% Cabernet Franc from the clay soils of the Moncontour estate. Produced in the méthode Champenoise, this pink sparkler is bright and minerally on the palate, with delicate perlage. $15

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Montmartre Rosé Sec, NV, France

12 Jan

20A distinctive salmon-pink sparkling cuvée of Gamay and Cabernet Franc. Fresh and fruity, lively on the palate, with a delicate mousse and appealing finish, it makes a fine aperitif or accompaniment to a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres. $15

H&M Hofer Organic Zweigelt Rosé, 2012, Weinland, Austria

17 Aug

DSCN1960-001Zweigelt is an Austrian hybrid grape, a cross of native varieties Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, created by Dr. Friedrich Zweigelt in the early 20th Century. It’s typically vinified as a dry red wine, but it also makes knockout rosé. Hofer’s organic (they’ve been voluntarily organic and biodynamic since the ’80s–note the “BIO” in the center of the “O” in the label shot at right) version is both fresh and dense, with zingy acidity and a supple mouthfeel. It shows notes of orange zest and marzipan, with a touch of ripe red raspberry. Beautiful stuff for alfresco appetizers, maybe char-grilled eggplant with harissa-spiked yogurt sauce on grilled flatbread. $20