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2019 ROSÉS – PART 3

I previously published two articles on the fabulous 2019 French Rosés.  Part 1 was about the Extraordinary 2019 Rosés from Bandol.  Part 2 included several lovely Rosés available for under $10.  This article has more notes on a lot of wonderful 2019 Rosés from France as well as two lovely Austrian Rosés,  a stunning German Rosé, several really delicious Italian Rosatos, and a lovely crisp Spanish Rosé. This is my last article on 2019 Rosés. And, even though it is past the ideal time for drinking Rosés in many parts of the country, spring will soon be here and these 2019s can be consumed with gusto while the 2020s arrive and into the year end 2021 holidays. And, for me, any time the weather is warm and I am eating lighter foods it’s Rosé Time. Said another way, here in Montecito where I live, almost all the time is Rosé Time! And, yes right now we are having a warm spell and I am drinking Rosés on daily basis!

 

FRENCH ROSÉS

Extraordinary

2019 Domaine Comte Abbatucci Cuvée Faustine Vieilles Vignes Vin de France Rosé
This Corsican wine, made from Sciaccarellu grapes is very pale golden orange in color and has a stunning floral perfume that shows hints of exotic fruit with a faint touch of spice.  it is lush, round, very supple and flavorful, with melon and mango-tinged fruit, and a floral and citrus undertone, with a long finish.  This is a superb Rosé – Extraordinary.    $38     Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé
Very pale golden pink color, with a golden hue and a golden edge, the wine has a lovely floral perfume, with a touch of peach and a citrus undertone.  It is very elegant and finesseful, balanced and fruity, very flavorful, with a touch of yellow peach and a faint floral undertone, with a lovely crispness on the finish.  A stunning rosé, in a great style, with great fruit and flavor – Extraordinary.    $22.00    Imported by Vineyard Brands  Birmingham, AL 

 2019 Esprit Chateau Gassier Côtes de Provence Rosé
Very pale orange color, with a golden hue and a golden edge, the wine has a gorgeous floral perfume with a touch of citrus.  It has great elegance and finesse, yet with lots of charm, exotic nuances, an undertone of apricot.  It is balanced, very tasty and absolutely delicious – Extraordinary.    $19.99     Imported by Wilson Daniels  Napa, CA

2019 Bieler Pere & Fils Aix-en-Provence Rosé
This rosé is a blend of 35% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 13% Cinsault, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Rolle.  Very pale golden orange color, it has a lovely perfume of cherry, with a touch of pear and an exotic floral tone.  The wine is round and crisp, with lovely and finesseful fruit, cherries, with a floral undertone, balanced and crisp on the finish.  A delicious rosé – Extraordinary.   $16.99    Best Buy   Imported by Bieler Pere & Fils  St. Helena, CA

2019 Clos Sainte Magdeleine Côtes de Provence Rosé
The wine is a blend of 35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. Pale golden amber color, the wine has a great exotic toned perfume, with faint nuances of mango and peach.  It has stunning fruit of melon, berry and peach, with a floral undertone and a citrus-tinged finish.  It has great style, flavor, elegance and finesse.  This is a stunning rosé – Extraordinary.   $29     Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Domaine Les Pallières Au Petit Bonheur Les Pallières Gigondas Rosé Vin de France
This Southern Rhone, a blend of equal parts Clairette, Grenache and Cinsault, is very pale gold in color, with a very faint citrus hue.  It has a stunning perfume of floral tones, hints of peach and pear.  A gorgeous Rose, it is very supple and lively yet elegant, rich and fruity, with subtle notes of melon and pear, a faint floral undertone and a citrus-tinged finish.  A great Rosé — Extraordinary.    $27    Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA

2019 Vacheron Le Rosé Loire Valley
Very light reddish pink color, the wine has a great perfume of raspberry and cherry, with a floral undertone.  It is very rich, flavorful and crisp with lovely and elegant raspberry and cherry fruit, floral and citrus nuances and a crisp finish.  A stunning wine, great essence of Rosé.  Bravo! — Extraordinary.    $30     Imported by European Cellars   Charlotte, NC

2019 Domaine de Marquiliani Rosé Gris de Marquiliani Vin de Corse
A blend of Sciaccarellu, Syrah and Vermentinu, this rosé is very pale amber gold in color, with a great perfume that hints of melon with an exotic floral tone.  The wine has great elegance and finesse, lovely, delicate fruit that hints of peach and pear, with a faint citrus undertone and a crisp finish.  A really delicious Rosé – Extraordinary.   $32   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Chateau La Roque Pic Saint Loup Rosé
Pale orange in color, with a golden hue, it has lovely floral and cherry perfume, with exotic tones.  The wine has lovely fruit, great flavor, balance and finesse, ending in a long finish.  A delicious Rosé — Extraordinary.   $18    Best Buy   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA

2019 Domaine Dupeuble Père et Fils Beaujolais Rosé
A Gamay Rosé, pale reddish color, with a pink tone and a golden edge, it has a lovely cherry-tinged perfume. It is elegant and finesseful with lovely cherry-toned fruit, a floral undertone and a citrus-etched finish.  This is a gorgeous, delicate and fruity Rosé, with great style — Extraordinary.   $15.99   Best Buy   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Yves Leccia Patrimonio Rosé E Croce
This wine from Corsica is a blend of 80% Niellucciu and 20% Grenache.  Very light golden color, with a golden hue, it has a great perfume of exotic floral tones, a hint of mango and a touch of spice.  The wine is elegant, yet rich and round, with layers of fruit, mango, pear, citrus and an exotic floral flavor, ending in a long, fruity finish.  A stunning Rosé — Extraordinary.   $32  Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA

2019 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Bourgogne Rosé de Pinot Noir
Very pale orange pink color, with a golden hue and edge, has a great floral perfume that has a touch of cherry and spice.  The wine has great fruit, with subtle cherry tones and a faint floral and spice undertone.  It is very crisp and flavorful, delicious, a serious Rosé that is unique, with great style, and is excellent with lighter foods.  Bravo —  Extraordinary.   $36   Imported by Skurnik Wines  New York, NY 

Outstanding Plus

2019 Charles Joguet Chinon Rosé
A Cabernet Franc wine from the Loire Valley, it is light reddish pink in color, with a golden edge, and has a great perfume of cherry nuances with a floral and spice undertone.  The wine has lovely fruit and flavor, is rich, round, refined and elegant with a lasting citrus-toned finish.  A delicious Rosé – Outstanding  Plus.   $24    Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Chateau d’Esclans The Palm Whispering Angel Coteaux-Aix-en-Provence Rosé
The estate, dating to the 1200s, with 345 acres of vineyards and noted for its old Grenache vines, was acquired by Sacha Lichine in 2006 and in late 2019 LVMH acquired a majority interest. The Palm, a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Carignan, is the little sister of Whispering Angel.  Interesting but the 2019 Whispering Angel that I tasted was not good and lacking in fruit and flavor. This wine, which I have never tasted before, actually is more like the Whispering Angel Rosés of recent years. Pale golden orange color, the wine has a great exotic floral perfume, with lovely, exotic-tinged berry fruit.  It is fresh, fruity and flavorful with great balance.  This is a really lovely Rosé — Outstanding Plus.   $13.99    Best Buy   Imported by Shaw-Ross International   Miramar, FL

2019 Domaine Saint AIX Coteaux-Aix-en-Provence Rosé
This 130-year-old domaine has 185 acres of vineyards.  The wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault.  Pale golden orange in color, it has a fruity and flavorful perfume, with citrus nuances and an exotic tinge.  The wine has great fruit, very pure and balanced, hinting of apricot and citrus, with a floral undertone, and is fresh and elegant, ending in a crisp finish. It is a really delicious Rosé — Outstanding Plus.  $14.99     Best Buy   Imported by Kobrand Corporation  Purchase, NJ

2019 Esprit Sud by Les Quatre Tours Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé
Very pale golden color, with a faint orange hue, the wine has a great perfume of faint spice, a citrus tinge and pear.  It is elegant, fruity, with nuances of pear and a citrus-tinged finish.  A delicious rosé – Outstanding Plus.   $16.99   Imported by DHL Imports, Inc.  Manhasset, NY

2019 Villa des Anges Rosé
Made with Cinsault, this wine has a very pale golden orange color and a lovely floral perfume, with a citrus tinge.  It is flavorful, lush, round, with a lovely floral tone and a long, citrus-etched, crisp finish.  A lovely rosé – Outstanding Plus.   $11.99   Best Buy   Imported by Hand Picked Selections  Warrentown, PA

2019 Maitres Vignerons de la Presqu’ile de Fleur de Mer St Tropez Côtes de Provence Rosé
Very pale orange color, with a golden hue, it has a great perfume of yellow peach, with a floral undertone and a touch of spice.  The wine has great fruit, floral-toned peach, with a kiss of citrus, very flavorful, beautifully balanced, with a hint of underlying crispness on the finish.  It is delicious – Outstanding Plus.   $18    Wine  Brokers Ltd.   Healdsburg, CA

2019 Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé
This Southern Rhone is a blend of Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre.  Very light red in color, with a faint orange tone, it has a lovely cherry perfume, with an exotic tinge.  The wine has great cherry/berry fruit, great flavor and balance.  A lovely wine with a bold flavor, it is delicious — Outstanding Plus.   $43    Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA

2019 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières Gris de Gris Rosé
A Grenache Gris from Corbières, this rosé is a very pale golden color with a pink hue and has a great exotic-tinged floral perfume.  The gorgeous fruit, has lots of finesse, a complex undertone of floral and exotic spice and great balance.  A delicious Rosé — Outstanding Plus.   $18   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup Rosé
This wine is a blend of 40% Syrah,, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Cinsault from the Languedoc-Roussillon.  Pale orange in color, with a golden hue and golden edge, it has a lovely perfume of strawberries and oranges, with a citrus nuance.  The wine has lovely strawberry and orange flavor, a floral tone and is round, with great balance and a citrus-tinged undertone.  A delicious Rosé — Outstanding Plus.   $21   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Gérard Bertrand Côte des Rosés Languedoc Rosé
A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, it is pale pink in color, with a great perfume hinting of strawberries.  The wine is fruity, very elegant, with balanced flavors of strawberries, a floral tone and a lasting crisp finish.  A delicious Rosé — Outstanding Plus.   $17.99   Imported by USA Wine West LLC   Sausalito, CA

2019 Domaine de Marquiliani Rosé Gris de Pauline Vin de Corse
Very pale gold color, it has a lovely floral perfume, with a touch of white peach and honeysuckle.  It has great elegance and finesse, and is supple, beautifully balanced and flavorful, with citrus tones, floral, hints of pear and white peach ending in a lasting finish.  Delicious Rosé —  Outstanding Plus.   $32   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA

2019 Yves Leccia YL  Ile de Beauté
Very light golden orange color, the wine has a deep, floral perfume, with a kiss of spice, very subtle melon and peach nuances.  On the palate, it has subtle fruit and flavor, and is very elegant and finesseful, with beautiful balance, melon and citrus nuances, and a floral undertone.  A delicious Rosé.  Outstanding Plus.   $32   Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA

2019 Chateau de Campuget Tradition des Campuget Costières de Nimes Rose
A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache Noir, pale pink in color, with a golden hue and edge, it has a lovely floral, peach and berry perfume, with a spice undertone.  The wine is elegant and finesseful with lots of fruit and flavor, raspberry-toned fruit, hinting of peach and citrus, with an underlying plum, ends in a lasting, crisp finish.  A delicious Rosé – Outstanding Plus.  $16  Best Buy    Imported by Dreyfus Ashby & Co.  New York, NY

2019 M by Famille Sumeire Mediterranée Dry Rosé
The wine, a blend of 35% Cinsault, 25% Carignan, 25% Grenache and 15% Syrah, is pale red orange in color with a golden hue and golden edge, and has a great raspberry perfume, with a floral undertone.  It has crisp, bright fruit of raspberries with a floral and citrus tone, ending in a crisp finish.  A really lovely Rosé — Outstanding Plus.   $14.99    Best Buy    Misa Imports   Dallas, TX

Outstanding

2019 Champs de Provence Côtes de Provence Rosé
Pale orange in color with a golden hue, this wine has a lovely floral perfume with hints of peach. On the palate it has elegance and finesse with raspberry and peach nuances and is soft and rounded with lots of appeal – Outstanding.      $15.99     Imported by Prestige Beverage Corp.

2019 Chateau de Pampelonne Côtes de Provence Rosé
This wine, (40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 10% Tibouren) was made by Marie Pascaud whose family has owned the magnificent 395 acre estate bordering on Saint-Tropez peninsula’s famous Pampelonne Beach since 1842. Very pale golden color, with a yellow edge, the wine has a great floral perfume, hinting of citrus and pear.  It is elegant, with lots of finesse, delicate fruit, hinting of white peach, ending in a long, crisp, faintly citrus-tinged finish – Outstanding.   $19.99  Imported by Regal Wine Imports  Morristown,  NJ

2019 Clos Sainte Magdeleine Marie de Magdala Rosé Bouches-du-Rhone
Made from Grenache, pale golden orange color, the wine has a lovely floral perfume with an exotic tinge.  It has lovely fruit, with floral and citrus tones and a crisp finish.  A lovely Rosé — Outstanding.    $48    Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant   Berkeley, CA

2019 Domaine de Triennes Mediterranée Rose
This Provence wine, primarily Cinsault. very pale pink color with a golden hue and golden edge, has a light floral perfume.  It is very elegant and finesseful, and has a delicate fruit flavor with a citrus tinge.  This is a lovely, easy to drink Rosé – Outstanding.  $15.99   Imported by The Sorting Table LLC  Napa, CA

2019 L’Amuseur Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé
This wine, a 50/50 blend of Grenache and Cinsault, very pale orange gold color, has a deep perfume of floral and peach nuances with an exotic tinge.  Elegant and finesseful, with lovely and delicate peach tones, floral and a faint spiciness, there is a subtle citrusy crispness on the finish.  A lovely Rosé – Outstanding.  $14.99   Misa Imports   Dallas, TX

2019 Thibaud Boudignan Rose de Loire
Very light golden orange color, with a golden edge, it has a deep floral perfume with peach and berry nuances.  The wine has crisp fruit, of raspberries with a citrus undertone, and a crisp, citrus-tinged finish – Highly Recommended Plus.    $22.99   Imported by Skurnik Wines  New Your, NY 

Highly Recommended

2019 Mas Champart Saint Chinian Rosé
This wine from Languedoc-Roussillon is a blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Pale orange color, golden hue, golden edge, it has a floral and berry perfume and is round, supple and delicate, with a faint melon-toned flavor and a slight touch of crispness on the finish – Highly Recommended.     $15.97     Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant  Berkeley, CA


 AUSTRIAN ROSÉS

2019 Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Cistercien Rosé Austria
Very pale pink color, with a golden hue, has a great floral perfume with an exotic tone.  It has great fruit, very flavorful, yet elegant, finesseful and beautifully balanced, with a nice crispness on the finish.  A lovely Rosé — Outstanding Plus.  $18.99    Imported by Skurnik Wines   New York, NY

2019 Weingut Brundlmayer Zweigelt Austria
Light reddish orange pink color, it has a great floral/herbal perfume that hints of strawberries.  It has lovely crisp floral and strawberry-tinged fruit, with a faint hint of watermelon ending in a crisp finish.  A lovely Rosé — Outstanding.  $18    Imported by Skurnik Wines   New York, NY

 

GERMAN ROSÉ

2019 Von Winning Pinot Noir Rose Trocken Deidesheim Pfalz
Pale orange color, with a golden hue and edge, has a deep perfume of floral and cherry nuances with a citrus tone.  The wine has lovely, very flavorful fruit and is round, with cherry and citrus nuances, ending in a long, crisp finish.  This is a really stunning Rosé — Extraordinary.   $21.99    Imported by Skurnik Wines  New York, NY

 

ITALIAN ROSÉS

2019  Cantalupo Colline-Novaresi Il Mimo Nebbiolo Rosé
Light pink color, with a faint golden edge, this rosé has a great cherry/berry perfume with a floral undertone.  The wine has great balance, is harmonious and complex, with red fruit and underlying citrus tones.  A flavorful, really delicious Rosé — Extraordinary.   $15   Best Buy   Imported by Polaner Selections  Mount Kisco, NY

2019 Ca’ Lojera Rosato Monte della Guardia
Very light reddish orange color with a golden hue this rosato is packed with fruit. The perfume is cherries and raspberries with a floral undertone. This carries through on the palate and the wine is lush and juicy with lots of flavor and a lasting finish – Outstanding Plus.    $16.99    Best Buy     Imported by The Wine House San Francisco, CA

2019 Nervi Conterno Nebbiolo Rosé
Very pale orange color, with golden hue and edge, has a great perfume of melon and peach, with exotic tones.  The wine has great fruit and is bright and crisp, with melon and peach and a citrus undertone, ending in a crisp finish.  A really delicious Rosé. Outstanding Plus.  $24.98  Imported by Polaner Selections   Mount Kisco, NY

2019 Proprieta Sperina Rosa del Rosa Piemonte
Very light orange color, with a golden hue and golden edge, it has a deep floral perfume, with a touch of cherry.  The wine has lovely fruit, very finesseful, yet round and flavorful, with cherry-tinged fruit and a citrus undertone and a nice crispness on the finish.  A very lovely and fruity Rosé — Outstanding Plus.  $20  Imported by Petit Pois Corp.  Sussex Wine Merchants   Moorestown, NJ

Outstanding

2019 Il Rosé di Casanova La Spinetta Rosato Toscana
Pale amber gold color, with a golden hue and edge, has a lovely berry fruit-tinged perfume with citrus nuances.  The wine is crisp and flavorful, with raspberries and a citrus undertone.  A lovely Rosé. Outstanding.  $19.99   Imported by Skurnik Wines  New York, NY

 

SPANISH ROSÉ

Outstanding Plus

2019 Talai Berri Getariako Txakolina Rosé Finca Jakue
A wine from the Pais Vasco region of Spain, it is made from Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza grapes.  Very pale gold in color, with a faint orange hue, it has a lovely floral-tinged perfume with a hint of berry, cherry and citrus.  The wine is round, crisp and very supple, with an underlying fruit of citrus, cherry and berry nuances and a floral undertone, ending in a very crisp finish.  This is a delicious, very crisp Rosé – Outstanding Plus.  $19.95    Imported by Beaune Imports   Berkeley, Ca