Time for Wine
June is National Rosé Month. In honor of this beautiful summer month, we would like to recommend some great rosé wines we found on about.com.
1. Tapena Rosé (Spain) $12. This rosé from Spain is a delicious blend of Monastrell and Garnacha grapes. The result is a bright pink wine with a tantalizing combination of strawberry, cherry and peach on the palate – great acidity allows for unlimited food pairing combinations! Manufacturer’s Site
2. Ironstone Xpression Rosé 2008 (CA) $8. This California rosé brings incredible dollar value to the summer table. A savory, expressive pink wine that offers a blend of peach, berry and hint of lemon zest – almost an “adult” version of “strawberry lemonade.” Manufacturer’s Site
3. Maison Bouachon 2008 “La Rouviere” (FR) $15. A beautifully balanced rosé wine from Tavel, an AOC in the southern Rhone that is known for their exclusive dibs on rosés. This rosé is a tasty, light-bodied Rhone blend (50% Grenache) with the juicy flavors of strawberry and cranberry on the forefront and a dash of citrus on the palate. Maison Bouachon (an offshoot of Robert Skalli) brings consumers a fresh, well-made rosé from southern France. Manufacturer’s Site