La Vieille Ferme Reserve Sparkling Rose
La Vieille Ferme Réserve Rosé Brut is designed to share your celebration in elegance and simplicity. Whether served as an aperitif with friends or at a lavish banquet, this wine will help you enjoy the memorable moment, bringing conviviality and liberty. Delicate peach core with seductive raspberry hints and fine exquisite bubbles. A first nose of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry), giving way to a perfect balance between freshness, acidity and roundness. Food Pairing: Pair with fresh sweet or savory appetizers. Versatile, it can accompany smoked fish appetizers just as well as fruit-based deserts, La Vieille Ferme Réserve Rosé Brut is to be served "without restrictions" and during any and all celebrations.
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Nicolas Feuillatte Brut RoséIn just 35 years, Feuillatte has climbed through the ranks to the roster of great Champagne houses. Made of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay, Feuillatte Brut Rose is a festive mouthful of blackberries, raspberries, red currants and strawberries with fine bubbles and a long, zesty finish. This is dry, but not bone dry, and will pair well with smoked salmon canapes, tuna tartare, baked salmon dishes, goat cheeses and fresh strawberries.
Veuve Clicquot Brut RoséVeuve Clicquot Ponsardin is a French Champagne house based in Reims, specializing in premium products. It was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot and today is one of the largest champagne houses in the world. Madame Clicquot, the widow of Philippe, is credited with major breakthroughs, creating the first known vintage champagne in 1810, and inventing the riddling table process to clarify champagne in 1816. In 1818, she invented the first known blended Rosé champagne by blending still red and white champagne wines. This process is still used today by the majority of champagne producers. Made of about 50% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay, with 25-35% Reserve wines for complexity, the Veuve Clicquot Rosé is dry, elegant and generous with wild strawberry, raspberry, almond and brioche notes.
Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut RoséHaving a party this New Year's Eve??? This is such a delightful, elegant, crowd-pleasing sparkling wine for serving 4 - 400 people! Made of 100% Pinot Noir using the classic methode champenoise , this has strawberry red raspberry and vanilla suggestions that are enhanced by the wine's wonderful ripeness and freshness, with saline and toast notes on the creamy, lush finish. The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who lived in the town of Thann in the Haut-Rhin department of Alsace. During this time in the fifteenth century, Alsace experience a golden era. The Winegrowers Guild of Alsace was founded and each year, the most deserving wine grower was elected by the guild as Bangard, a highly respected position. Between 1520 and 1698, it was held by 8 generations of Albrecht's. Domaine Albrecht experienced a major development under the guidance of Lucien Albrecht, the father of Jean, to become one of the most important in Alsace with holdings in 9 villages surrounding Orschwihr. In 1972 Lucien Albrecht was also a pioneer of Cremant d'Alsace. Today the Cremant is one of the house's specialties. The cellar dates back to 1772 and houses large oak barrels, some of which are over 100 years of age…
Pol Roger Brut Rosé 2009Pol Roger exclusively produces Vintage Rosé, versus making both Vintage and Non-Vintage, and does so in extremely small quantities. Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage is blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, from 20 Premiers and Grands crus on the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs, and 15% Pinot Noir from selected vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay and Cumieres that is vinified 'en rouge' and added to the blend prior to the second fermentation. On the nose, lovely aromas of red fruits and summer berries. On the palate, intense flavors of fresh strawberry, citrus and creamy vanilla with impeccable structure and a long finish. Pairs well with grilled salmon, sushi, fresh fruit and fruit tarts. **WINES WE LOVE** bottleshop.com
Charles Joguet Chinon Rosé 2018This became our favorite house Rosé in the summer of 2019 and we plan on drinking it all year long as long as we have it in stock! Made of 100% handpicked organic Cabernet Franc, from vines of 30 years old on average, grown in siliceous alluvial sand, the Joguet Rosé is made by running off a certain quantity of juice from different vats, before the color of the must becomes too pronounced. It is very slowly fermented in stainless steel vats at low temperature (15° to 17°C), to preserve all the aromas, an essential characteristic looked for in this style of wine. Malolactic fermentation is avoided, as the freshness of the wine should be preserved intact. Enjoy throughout the year, and sometimes for 2 to 3 years depending on the vintage. Look for ripe yet tangy red fruits, especially cranberry, wild raspberry and plums on the nose and in the mouth. Essence of river stones and hints of licorice pick up as the wine opens up. This is a really beautiful rendition of dry Rosé in general, and a benchmark of the Loire Valley. The wines of Chinon have long been celebrated. French humanist and native son, François Rabelais, sang their praises as far back as the sixteenth century. However, the distinction with which the appellation is regarded today is due in part to the legacy left by a more contemporary icon: Charles Joguet. This young painter and sculptor abandoned a budding art career to assume direction of the family domaine in 1957. He soon began to question the common practice of selling grapes to negociants, as his own family had done for years. The Joguets owned prime vineyard land in between the Loire and Vienne Rivers, with some of their finest found on the left bank of the Vienne, just outside Chinon, in Sazilly. These very lieux-dits had been recognized for their character and defined before the Renaissance—some even date back to the Middle Ages. Variations in the soils of these alluvial plains were substantial enough to realize that he was sitting on what would be considered in other regions as premier cru and grand cru vineyards. To sell the grapes off or to vinify these individualized plots together would have been madness. Separate terroirs, he believed, necessitate separate vinifications. Over the course of his tenure, Charles took the risks necessary to master the single-vineyard bottling with an artistry that A.O.C. Chinon had never before seen. In so doing, he realized the true potential of the land. Charles has since retired. Today, the young, eager, and talented Kevin Fontaine oversees the vineyards and the cellars. He and his team farm thirty-six hectares of Cabernet Franc. Closely adhering to the tradition of Charles, the domaine bottles nine different cuvées, handling each one as a unique terroir and microclimate with individualized care and attention. That ethic trickles into the cellars as well, where careful deliberation and experimentation bring about gradual change.
Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Vintage 2013Champagne Louis Roederer, makers of Cristal Vintage Champagne, is one of the region's most prestigious houses. Roederer was founded in 1776 in the town of Reims in Champagne and is still an independent family business. This Brut Rosé is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, 20% of which is wine matured in oak tuns without malolactic fermentation; aged for four years in Roederer’s cellars and left for 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity. The wine has fruity aromas of wild red berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary and spicy fragrance of zest; and the aromas of dried fruit and cocoa result from the wine’s vinifying in oak tuns. Rich and full-bodied, Brut Rosé exalts the maturity of the fruit. A sparkling wine with an initial impression of freshness, it opens smoothly with almost exotic notes, combined with the pure minerality of the Chardonnay grapes.
Wölffer Estate Rose 2019Wölffer Estate is a sustainable vineyard in Long Island producing highly sought-after dry rosé, whites and reds. Wölffer Estate Rosé Gold Label showcases the beauty of Wölffer's maritime terroir at an outstanding value. It was the Rosé that started it all for Wölffer. Complex with understated elegance, this is made of 50% Merlot, 26% Chardonnay, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Pinot Noir, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, 3.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Riesling and 0.5% Gewürztraminer. Serve chilled. Enjoy this lively wine poolside or on a picnic blanket. Pair it with elegant hors d’oeuvres, such as smoked salmon, poached lobster, raw shellfish, beef or tuna tartare, and soft cheeses. Or serve it with main-course dishes such as roast turkey, baked ham, and roasted or grilled pork, chicken or fish.
Colosi Ecolosi Catarratto Pinot Grigio 2019Made by the third generation Colosi family in Sicily, this is made of the native Sicilian grape, Catarratto, blended with the classic Italian grape, Pinot Grigio. With 24 acres of vineyards in Salina, a small island in the Eolian Archipelago, Colosi’s volcanic soils are ideal for grape growing. Look for ripe lemon, lychee, peach, apricot and pineapple aromas and flavors. Serve with lemony seafood and fresh goat and sheep's milk cheeses in particular. Winemaker Pietro Colosi works with his father Piero to honor the family and continue the Sicilian traditions of winemaking.
Colosi Ecolosi Nero d'Avola Rosé 2019Made by the third generation Colosi family in Sicily, this is made of the native Sicilian grape, Nero d’Avola. It is crisp, clean and definitely dry, with wild strawberry, lovely rose petals, and saline-inflected minerals in the nose and mouth. You know this is an ‘island’ wine with its tangy flavors and sea breeze nuances. So delicious! Winemaker Pietro Colosi works with his father Piero.
Château-Saint-Baillon Réserve du Château Rosé 2019Tasted and loved by our critical, Rosé-loving staff, Saint Baillon is crisp, clean, refreshing and quite dry. Light in color, but long on charm, this is a wonderful example of 2019. We haven't had the Baillon in several years, we are very happy that our importer suggested we re-visit the wine, we loved it.
La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2019 1.5LJean Pierre Perrin established La Vieille Ferme over 35 years ago, when he chose to produce a reasonably priced, straightforward Rhône wine to sell by direct mail to French wine lovers. He used the same grape varieties in similar proportions to those planted at the family’s Château de Beaucastel, in a similar vinification process. The result was an immediate success in France, a wine of character and style in keeping with its Beaucastel heritage. Initially, Jean Pierre made only Côtes du Rhône, but steeply rising grape prices in 1976 caused him to switch to Côtes du Ventoux and eventually to produce a white wine from the mountainous Côtes du Luberon. Vineyard Brands introduced la Vieille Ferme into the United States in 1970. The response was an immediate, overwhelming acceptance and an outpouring of critical acclaim from eminently knowledgeable critics, such as Robert Parker, Craig Claiborne, Frank Prial, Terry Robards, John Foy, Dan Berger and Ben Giliberti, who recognized La Vieille Ferme for its consistently fine quality and value. Today La Vieille Ferme represents one of the best wine values in the world, and is a top seller here at the Bottle Shop. LVF rose is made of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. This is dry, crisp and easy-to-drink with aromas and flavors of red fruits, flowers and citrus. Serve at lunchtime with salads, fresh tomatoes, cheeses, meats & cheeses.
Bieler Père et Fils Sabine Rosé 2019This classic dry Provençale Rosé has pretty aromas of strawberries, rose petals and plums that continue into the palate. The palate of 'Sabine' is dry with crispy fruits and a zesty, mouthwatering finish. Made of 52% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cinsault and 3% Rolle and fermented in 100% stainless steel to maintain freshness. Serve with salmon dishes, sushi and sashimi, chips and salsa or turkey burgers on the grill. Bieler Père et Fils Rosé is an homage to Charles Bieler's father, Philippe, who ushered he and his sister Mira into the wine business in the mid-1990s. This particular bottling was named after Charles's daughter, Sabine, who was born in 2005, the year of the wine's inaugural vintage. “Our goal is always to find the delicate balance between floral, herbal, wild red fruit (not overly ripe) and acid… the fruit naturally found a beautiful balance between red fruit and the acid structure without either overpowering each other, or the savory, citrus and mineral core.” – Charles Bieler