Rosés of 2018 : in the spotlight this summer


Rosé is the most delicate of wines to produce, most of them designed to be consumed in the freshness of their youth. The signature pink color of these wines is achieved by skin contact, temperature and maceration during the vinification process. In these steps lie the secrets to the colors, aromas and elegance that make rose wines a summertime favorite.

We present our selection of Rosés from 2018, irresistible and essential for the summer.
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Noble Hill
Mourvedre Rosé 2018, South Africa


Made from 100% Mourvedre grapes that were harvested from the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains in South Africa, this is a crisp and refreshing rosé unlike any other. In the glass, this South African gem reveals a pretty salmon pink color, with reflections of orange peel orange around the rim. Aromas of strawberries, watermelon, black currant and rose water mingle on the nose, while the palate is quite smooth, with a crisp, dry finish.

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Chateau Coussin
Sainte Victoire Rosé 2018, Cotes de Provence


Made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Cinsault, this fabulous Provencal rosé is produced in the vicinity of Mont Sainte Victoire, from which it gets its name. Showing off pink marble reflections on a pale pink dress, this rosé seduces the nose with rich aromas of litchi and eucalyptus, along with the garrigue and minerality characteristic of its terroir of origin. Truly a food-lover’s rosé, whose balanced, rounded palate and refreshing finish will make it the perfect pairing with tuna tartar or seafood risotto.

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Caves d'Esclans
Whispering Angel 2018, Cotes de Provence


In the world of high-quality Provence rosés, the name “Whispering Angel” resonates loudly. One of the flagship wines of Caves d’Esclans, whose reputation is second to none, Whispering Angel is made from fruit carefully selected from estate-owned parcels and partnering vineyard plots with the same high standards of quality as those of Chateau d'Esclans. The 2018 is a superb vintage: with a remarkably dense and long-lasting texture enhancing a very fruity, fragrant nose... Simply delicious!

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Wolffer Estate
Summer in a Bottle 2018, Long Island NY


This bright and fruity rosé brings together a diverse array of varieties in a blend of Merlot, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Cabernet Franc. The grapes are grown by means of sustainable agriculture in the loamy soils of Long Island, where breezes from the Atlantic Ocean allow them to ripen slowly and maintain a gorgeous acidity. The Riesling and Gewurztraminer add fresh floral fragrances, while Merlot contributes body and red fruit flavors. The perfect summer sipper to enjoy poolside or at a barbecue with friends.

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Miraval
Miraval Rosé 2018, Cotes de Provence


Jointly owned by celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (“Brangelina,” for short) and produced by the Perrin Family of Chateau Beaucastel, Miraval is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after labels among the rosés of Provence. The 2018 vintage of this award-winning rosé reveals a faithful representation of the estate’s signature style, exuding a mix of fresh fruit and flowers on the nose, followed by a balanced, complex, mineral mouthfeel and long finish. Transmitting the warmth of Provencal sunshine in every sip, Miraval 2018 is the very definition of elegance.

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Chateau Sainte Marguerite
Love Provence Rosé 2018, Cotes de Provence


A Cru Classe recognized in 1955 (and one of only 18 Provence estates to bear this title), Chateau Sainte Marguerite is the epitome of quality and class. The chateau’s emblematic “Love Provence” rosé is certified 100% vegan and 100% organic since 2003. The 2018 vintage shows off a beautifully bright and clear salmon color in the glass, offering a feast of fresh fruits on the nose and palate. A spectacular rosé sure to make you really “Love Provence.”

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Lucien Crochet
Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Sancerre


Lucien Crochet is a family-run winery, founded by Andre Crochet and Lucien Picard, true pioneers of the Sancerre region of France’s Loire Valley. This fresh and delicate rosé is produced from Pinot Noir grapes, grown on limestone and Kimmeridgian marl soils. Blueberries and redcurrants on the nose lead to a palate bursting with fresh fruit flavors, and a certain saline minerality that will leave you yearning for more. An elegant Sancerre rosé with enough character to be enjoyed on its own, or with a summer lunch in the garden.

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