New and Dynamic Rosés!
It’s no secret how we feel about rosé—we believe it can and should be enjoyed year-round in any weather, but we will admit that the best time to enjoy a chilled crisp glass is on a hot summer day. Here’s hoping we get some more of those soon! Read on for five new rosés that are new to the Now You’re Cooking line-up that we think will be perfect for drinking on all of those beautiful summer days ahead…
Clos Cibonne Tentations Rosé | Le Pradet, France | $22.99
If an authentic Côtes de Provence Rosé is what you seek, look no further. Tentations is made with exceptional ingredients, including fruit from young tibouren vines at Clos Cibonne, as well as Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. All vinification is done entirely in-house. Fantastic as an aperitif, and also has the complexity to complement diverse flavors at the table.
Weingut Markus Huber Moments Rosé | Niederosterreich, Austria | $18.99
The Huber family has wine-growing roots dating back more than 220 years. Today the winery in Reichersdorf is in its 10th generation, run by Markus Huber. This rosé is a blend of Zweigelt, Merlot, Blauburger, Blaufränkisch, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Blauer Portugieser from the best red wine parcels of the winery. The fantastic bouquet presents delicate aromas of bright fruits, freshly picked strawberries, and flowers. On the palate, the wine is characterized by beautiful minerality. Fun to open for a celebration but also priced to be enjoyed with a weeknight meal at home.
Koehler Ruprecht Pinot Noir Rosé Kabinett Trocken | Pfalz, Germany | $22.99
The vineyard was established in 1810, and in Roman times it was a limestone quarry. No manipulations take place, it simply sits until it’s ready to be bottled. This wine has the taste of red currants, a beautiful savoriness, and a minerality that makes you want to drink it with a lobster roll at 5 Islands. We’re thrilled with this wine and is currently in the running to be Heather’s pick of the summer.
Francois Cazin Cheverny Rosé | Loire Valley, France | $18.99
A blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Côt grown on clay-limestone soils. Sustainably farmed, hand harvested, and fermented separately. Some of the juice is direct press, but some is also saignée method from making his Cheverny Rouge which adds a really nice complexity. There’s a playful strawberry quality, but also a slight tartness of raspberry on the finish. A rosé that really showcases its terroir!
Patricia Green Cellars Helen Dusschee Tempranillo Rosé, | Willamette Valley, Oregon | $29.99
While the winemakers at Patricia Green loved rosé they were always adamantly against making their own because they dealt almost exclusively in Pinot Noir, which they believed didn’t offer enough structure for the type of rosé they preferred. Tempranillo isn’t a grape that is grown very much in the Willamette Valley but when a small plot where it was already planted became available it provided them an opportunity to make a rosé in the style they wanted. This wine is dry, with a ton of acidity, white pepper, and juicy watermelon.
Pricing and availability subject to change after publishing.