Every night this weekend, we’ll be opening rose wines from our lineup for 2011 starting tonight from 6-8pm. Provisions will provide some delicious Spanish ham to pair and will also be sampling dips from Kors D’Oeuvres at Provisions. Wines open tonight:
Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva 2000 ($25.75) A venerable Rioja producer these wines are not even released until a decade or so after the vintage. Described by the NY Times as “a pale, coppery, complex wine that compels you to smack your lips at the tactile pleasure of rolling it around your mouth. Jamón ibérico, please!”
Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa Rosato 2010 ($19.75) Made with Nebbiolo grapes in Piedmont, the same grape and region as Barolo, this is a medium-bodied dry rose packed with notes of fresh strawberries and flowers.
Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rose 2010 $18.75) NY Times Best Value and Best of Tasting last year, one of the only roses we keep year-round. The frontrunner for customer and staff favorite.
Saturday from 5-7pm we’ll open new world roses:
Susana Balbo Crios Malbec Rose 2010 ($14) The first female winemaker in Argentina consistently produces standout roses. A strikingly vibrant color with purplish tinges, it is a rose for red wine drinkers, forceful on the palate with a spicy earthiness.
Paumanok Dry Rose 2010 ($19.00) Long Island cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon make this pale peach wine that pairs well with light seafood and salads.
And Sunday from 5-7pm we’ll open 2 contrasting French roses:
Chateau d’Oupia 2010 ($15.75) A spicy blend of syrah and grenache from the french Languedoc region. Brambly fruit and spice with herbal notes and minerality.
Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rose 2010 $18.75) Because of its status as perennial favorite, we’ll taste this wine again on Sunday. Fresh and light, this is quintessential Provencal rose.