On July 1st, 2012, a hailstorm of incredible violence destroyed the totality of Chateau de Roquefort’s 62 acres of vines in 7 minutes. Doubting the extent of the damage, neighbors and fellow growers stopped by and were stricken by what they saw. One of them offered part of his crop, followed by a second, then a third, and when it was all done, 35 different estates all pitched in to help. This wine is made from diverse appellations in the Rhône and Provence blended together into one delicious rosé.
This fruity, refreshing wine has clean vibrant citrus notes and aromas of strawberry and rasberry. On the palate you'll find plenty of red fruit, and a creamy, viscous texture that is balanced by a bit of acidity, making it a great match for an array of lighter foods. Winemaking Details: Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation
The Moraitis Winery can be found just up the road from the picturesque old fishing port of Naussa. Manolis Moraitis is an affable man whose grandfather started this winery in 1910. The estate vineyards are certified Organic. From two indigenous varieties of Paros island that are grown in the private vineyards of the Moraitis Winery, this is a bright rose with vivid red reflections. Intense aromas of red fruits, strawberries and cherries, with a refreshing finish. Winemaking Details:
The Negrette grape variety is thought to have originated in Iraq. Today, it is found in the Gaillac and Fronton appellations—where it has been grown for over 2,000 years. Much more recently, since the 1870’s, the Pénavayres have been growing vines in Fronton, dividing their time between winemaking, livestock and fruit trees. This lovely expression of Negrette, Syrah and Gamay is beautiful light coral in color, with an inviting nose of red fruits, white flowers and spices, round and lively on the palate, it's a rosé to enjoy throughout the Spring and Summer. Only 2000 cases were produced, so try it while you can. Winemaking Details: Unfined and unfiltered
Fresh, delicate, and floral, with wild berries. Also strawberry notes typical of the Garnacha grape. Light and tasty, lively acidity, nice body and very agreeable with an uncharacteristically long finish in the mouth for a rosé. Made from certified organic grapes, at this price, what's not to like?
This rosé was racked by bleeding and opening the base of the vat while the wine is still light in color. Traditional vinification without clusters, aged in concrete vat with minimum sulfur. Rose peony color with a great aromatic red-fruit richness. The Grenache offers freshness on the palate with a persistent nectar on the nose. A crisp and fruit-forward wine. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered.
Domaine Hauvette was created by Dominique Hauvette, an ex-lawyer who moved to Les Baux to start her domaine. This rose offers beautiful aroma of herbs, floral and mineral wrapped in berry and citrus. The palate is as complex with blend of berries of all sorts, hints of orange and a bit of spice. Winemaking Details: Aged in Tank, Low SO2 Added
The wine growing tradition in Tunisia dates back over 2000 years, making this part of the world the original "Old World." Though dormant for many centuries, grape-growing was resurrected by the French in the late 1800's. In the last 20 years the country's winemakers have made tremendous efforts to put their wines back on the international market. The grapes selected for Le Poisson wines are farmed organically and hand-picked. Traditional and artisanal farming methods are used to create wines that are fresh and sustainable.
Getariako Txakolina is a tiny vineyard region on the northern Atlantic coast of Iberia. This is Basque Country, a region relatively close to Rioja that is making wines that manage to remain millions of miles from anything else bottled in Spain. Chalky minerality, invigorating effervescence. The appeal of this thing meets an almost universal need: a flavorful, light, and palate-cleaning wine to accompany bar foods, or to get you ready for whatever's next on the menu. Small salty fish are an appropriate pairing, or fresh, firm-fleshed green olives.