Rosé Tasting Event Saturday, May 21, 3-5 pm, at Wine Republic (in event space) Tickets: $10 wine club members | $20 non-members
Featuring rosé, whites, light reds & light bites
Maison Foucher Cremant de Loire Brut Rosé, NV 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Cabernet Franc. This frothy, extremely elegant sparkling wine from the Loire Valley in France is made using Methode Champenoise and is comprised of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Cabernet Franc. Dry on the palate, but perfectly ripe and ample in the mouth, displaying luscious peaches and cream, white nectarine, and fresh strawberry flavors set against a fine, velvety mousse. Loire Valley
Château des Ferrages by M. Chapoutier Roumery Rosé, 2021 Clairette, Rolle, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah. Elegant, bright and subtle rosé with a very pale rose petal hue. Fresh and fruity aromatic character with aromas of strawberry, citrus, grapefruit and peach. Fresh, well-balanced and smooth. This rosé opens on a savory note pops up and it has a mineral-driven palate that brings a little depth to the party. Ageing is carried out in stainless steel vats. Côtes de Provence
Domaine Gayda La Minuette Rosé, 2020 Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah. La Minuette in its new bottle shows great freshness and subtle notes of grapefruit. This blended rosé comes from the limestone terroir of La Livinière. Its pale color and floral bouquet represent the Minuette variety. The subtle light-pink tones of this floral rosé provide outstanding complexity and character; think pink grapefruit, peach and a hint of red cherry. Pays d’Oc
Domaine William Fevre Petit Chablis, 2019 Subtle zestiness insinuates itself on the subtle cornmeal notes of this wine's nose. More air reveals fresh green-pear peel. The palate comes in with ripeness and pervasive citrus freshness. Bright and juicy, the wine has gentle but zesty concentration and fresh resonance. “This is really bright and clear with sliced apple, pear and stone. Some chalk, too. Its linear and tight. Pretty length and freshness.” James Suckling 93
Antiquum Farm “Juel” Pinot Noir, 2017 The intense dark hue gives no hint of the high-tones floral and tropical aromas. A lush fruit core is embraced in a framework of rippling acidity that gives the wine an electric purity, focus, and movement. Deep bramble and confectionery fruit are offset by singing tropical tones, rose, and wisps of lavender and violet. Background notes of aged balsamic, seared meat, tobacco, and blood orange dance on the edges. Layerafter layer of finely knit fruit-driven tannins frames this long-finishing and intriguing pinot noir. Willamette Valley
Aizpurua Txakoli de Getaria Bianco, 2021 if in stock by event Bodegas Aizpurua is a family-owned and operated winery in the Txakoli de Getaria D.O. of Spain. Situated on the verdant mountain slopes of Meagas, along the north coast of Spain. Only 14 hectares of organically farmed grapes, from vines ranging from seven to well over fifty years old. Clean and approachable with ample tart fruit and an exciting mouth-feel, this wine has salty, briny, tactile quality and makes it the perfect with many types of fresh seafood, yet also pairs beautifully with cured meats such as Jamon Iberico as the fresh acidity is the perfect counterpoint to the fatty richness of the ham. Only 11% alcohol from vines up to 60 years old.
Aizpurua Txakoli de Getaria Rosado, 2021 if in stock by event This Rosado comes from a blend of 80% white grapes and 20% red, which were fermented separately and then blended immediately to make a gorgeous light pink color, and a fresh, zippy, well-fruited rosé. High acid is still at the core of this Txakoli, along with perfect salinity from the nearby ocean, citrus, green vegetables, and a touch of red berry fruit.
Vaughn Duffy Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2021 Pretty in Pink, this Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir with aromas of strawberry and tangerine. Popping acidity with notes of Red Delicious apple and fresh raspberries, each bottle is perfect for warm nights and porch sipping. Sonoma County
The Fableist 556 Rosé, 2021 A blend of 55% Mourvedre and 45% Blaufrankisch. The grapes were sent directly to press whole cluster and fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. They blended and bottle in December 2021 to retain the wines youthful, bright energy, and freshness. This wine springs to life with the scent of sharp green apples and spark of bright acidity, it is then soothed with refreshing notes of cream soda, ripe strawberries, and river rock.
Ronsel do Sil Ronsel do Sil Veluveyra Mencia, 2018 Ronsel do Sil is situated in one of the world's most extreme grape growing regions, the Ribeira Sacra DO of northwestern Spain. All pruning, maintenance, and harvest is carried out by hand on old terraces built by the ancient Romans called Bancales. Maria José Yravedra is an absolute visionary for the region, producing wines through natural farming and biodynamic principles, making around 45,000 bottles a year from their 10 hectare estate. Aromas of wild berries, blackberry bush, dried violet flowers. In mouth, it is pleasant, creamy, balsamic and structured, fresh, with subtle and tasty notes, with well-integrated acidity.
Lyrarakis Crete Assyrtiko Vóila, 2021 The harvest was performed by hand seeking to obtain a proper fruit maturity. Fermented in stainless steel tank, this wine had a slow fermentation rate that lasted for 15 days. Bright platinum color. Aromas of citrus and white fleshed stone fruit with herbal and chalky notes. The mouthfeel is rich and crispy with a salty freshness and a slightly mineral aftertaste.
Lyrarakis Liatiko Kedros Rosé, 2021 A perfect summer rosé with soft skin color and a crisp, steely mouth, characteristic of the firmness of its origin, Refreshing yet substantial and made entirely from the local Liatiko grape. Raspberry, redcurrant and strawberry notes on the nose complement the refreshing, mineral & concentrated palate, ensuring it works as both sunshine sipper and foodie accompaniment. Crete, Greece
Airlie Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2021 The warm dry winter of2021 led to an early bud break in some varietals while others were delayed by the cooler spring that followed. A late frost and June rains led to a lower than average fruit set in the vineyard but when summer really got underway the warm and dry weather produced beautiful, clean fruit.
Elo Rosé Western Cape (NV), Bag-in-Box Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.Grapes are picked early to result in naturally high levels of acidity and a bright spectrum of fruit aromas ideal in rosé style wines. The resulting wine has zesty acidity, raspberry and wild strawberry flavors. Following through to a clean and refreshing mineral finish.
Anne Amie Twelve Oaks Estate Gamay Noir, 2020 The smoky, sexy nose pulls you in, leading to bright and polished fruit flavors of cranberry, blackberry and cherry. A quarter was whole cluster-fermented, and the wine was aged on the lees for a full 10 months. The precise, sculpted tannins frame a lilting, chocolaty finish. Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
Malvirà Roero Arneis, 2019 Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: “The Malvirà 2019 Roero Arneis is a fresh and zippy wine with good varietal purity. Arneis tends to have a glossy or polished quality with aromas of rubber or soap. You also get crushed stone and saline notes at the back. This wine produces a nice medley of those aromas, and it offers the downplayed and easy mouthfeel that could make it a great choice for appetizers.” Piedmont, Italy
Poderi La Collina Langhe Rosato, 2020 Nebbiolo with aromas that are vibrant with notes of blossomed rose, cherry and raspberry. Soft, savory, warm, persistent taste with a pleasant and fruity aftertaste.
Höpler Pannonica Rosé, 2021 The faintest hint of red berry marks this wine's nose. Its palate, on the other hand, brims with zesty citrus. It's very light but also refreshing and dry, with enlivening spritz and citrus flavors. Excellent to drink as an aperitif but also a joy to pair with a range of different foods including bbq meats, salads and salmon. Austria
La Spinetta Il Rosé di Casanova, 2021 Blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Prugnolo Gentile with a gorgeous shimmery copper hue. Inspired by Provencal Rosés, this Rosé has a floral and fruity bouquet with hints of citrus and Mediterranean scrub. It’s a serious Rosato with impressive depth, beautiful acidity and even uncommon length. On the palate, it is wonderfully fresh and delicate with satisfying minerality and an all-embracing acidity.
Tenute Sella Coste della Sesia Orbello, 2018 In 1671, Comino Sella purchases a vineyard in Lessona, a small winemaking district already established in the making of prestigious red wines, fruit of its exceptional soil and ancient marine sands. For 350 years, each generation of the Sella family has assiduously cared for the estate’s vineyards, conscious that these are part of the great cultural patrimony of Piedmont. Made with 50% Nebbiolo, 20% Barbera, 15% Croatina, 10% Vespolina and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has aromas of red berry, moist underbrush and wild rose. Bright and medium bodied, the palate offers Marasca cherry, ground clove and a hint of rusty nail alongside taut tannins.