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MORE 2013 ROSÉS

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This is the last article on the 2013 Rosés (to read the others click here [2] and  click here [3]).  Don’t worry about buying rosés too late in the season. They will keep fine and I will have an article on that soon (just a hint – most French Rosés keep exceptionally well). Seemingly more than ever, there are many terrific rosés in the 2013 vintage. So buy some to keep for the warm days ahead and for the holidays and you can even cellar a few for enjoyment in future years. Below are notes on a few additional rosés from all over the world:

Austria

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2013 Golbelsburger Cistercien Rosé
This is the first rosé I have ever had from Austria. Like most Austrian wines it is lovely with a lot of finesse. The alcohol is 12% and the color is pale orange with a golden hue. The wine has a lovely floral perfume with hints of peach and apricot and is delicate, crisp, and bright. The flavors also follow through with a delicate fruitiness and faint hints of peach and citrus. Very nicely balanced and easy to drink this rosé is lovely with Asian food – Outstanding.      $14   Best Buy  A Terry Thiese Selection Imported by Michael Skurnik Syosset, NY

Chile

2013 Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah Colchagua Valley
Reddish pink in color this rosé has a faintly smoky floral perfume. It is straight forward and fruity with citrus tinged berry fruit – Recommended.   $11.99

France

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2013 Domaine Bruno Clair Marsannay Rosé
Marsannay rosés seem to be consistently really good. And, this is another example from a very well known Burgundy producer. It has a pale red color with a golden hue and has a gorgeous raspberry and cherry perfume with a floral citrus undertone. With lovely complex fruit offering suggestions of raspberry, red currant, and a hint of pomegranate, the wine is flavorful with a nice underlying crispness and is very attractive – Outstanding. $31.89    Imported by The Source Napa, CA

2013 Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Côtes de Provence
This is a lovely wine from one of the best known producers of Provence Rosé. It is pale salmon pink in color with a faint golden hue and has a lovely floral perfume with herbal, citrus, and peach nuances. Beautifully balanced with elegance and finesse the wine has lovely floral tinged fruit with subtle hints of peach, apricot, and citrus and a nice crispness on the finish – Outstanding.   $38.99   Imported by Maisons Marques and Domaines USA  Oakland, CA

2013 Domaine de la Verrière Chêne Bleu Rosé Vin de Pays de Vaucluse
Made with 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault this rosé has a pale salmon pink color and a subtle floral perfume with hints of peach. Very bright and crisp the wine has elegance and finesse with floral berry nuances and faint hints of peach and citrus – Highly Recommended Plus.      $29.50     Imported by Wilson Daniels Ltd   St. Helena, CA

Germany

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2013 Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder Rosé Ahr
Made from 100% Pinot Noir this is an absolutely gorgeous rosé. Pale orange red in color it has a lovely cherry perfume with hints of lemon-lime. Very bright with a faint petillance the wine has beautiful cherry fruit with a touch of lichee and citrus. This is a unique and delicious rosé – Outstanding.  $23.95  Imported by Cellars International  Rudi Wiest  Carlsbad, CA

Italy

2013 Corte Gordoni Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé
The grapes used to make this wine are grown in Northern Italy near Lake Garda. It is consistently a very pure, fruity, and refreshing rosé that is a very good value. With 12% alcohol this 2013 is delicate yet flavorful. The color is pale reddish pink and the wine soars from the glass with a perfume of cherries and strawberries. With bright crisp cherry and strawberry fruit the wine is beautifully balanced and so easy to drink – Highly Recommended Plus.     $14     Best Buy   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Berkeley, CA

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