Tasting notes, July 2, 2022; Rosé


NV Patrick Piuze
Val de Mar
Auxerre / France
100% Pinot Noir
Known for his vibrant, terroir-focused Chablis, Patrick Piuze produces this fresh Rosé sparkler from Pinot Noir planted northwest of his base. Exuberant red fruit mingles with snappy acid.
2021 Bagineux

Touraine-Azay-le-Rideau / Loire Valley / France
Gamay & Grolleau
Juicy and tenderly textured, Bagineux’s 2021 Rosé offers aromas of cranberry alongside flavors of raspberry and gentle spice. Round and fruity, match with a variety of fare from salmon to mild cheeses.
2021 Pallus

Chinon / Loire Valley / France
100% Cabernet Franc
A traditional styled Chinon Rosé, the Pallus offers discreet herbal tones, crisp red fruits and a medium body. Excellent as an aperitif or with salmon off the grill.
2021 Vajra Rosabella
On Sale for $17.99
Piedmont / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
The Vajra family produces some of the best wines in Barolo. Their delightful Rosabella impresses with its vivacity and charm. This cuvee is produced using the saignee method.
2021 La Rame Rosé
On Sale for $17.99
Bordeaux / France
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Sourced from a single parcel of 30-year-old vines, La Rame’s Rosé cuvee is relatively new to the property’s portfolio. Tangy cranberry fruit and fresh herb characters inform this mid-weight offering making it an excellent match for poultry or pork. 
2021 Pradeaux
Bandol Rosé
On Sale for $29.99
Bandol / Provence / France
75% Mourvèdre, 25% Cinsault
A deeply flavored Rosé with aromas of ripe peach and cooked cherries, Pradeaux describes this bottling as “gastronomic”. In other words, a meal in a glass.