Jason Wilson's rosé wine tasting notes

Posted: July 19, 2012

Espirito Lagoalva 2011

Tejo, Portugal

$7.99

Easy drinking, fruity and aromatic; dark magenta in color. Blend of Syrah and Touriga Nacional from a small region near Lisbon. O ne of the most surprising values in any category I've found this summer.

 

Les Ligeriens Rosé d'Anjou 2011

Loire Valley, France

$8.99

Another tremendous value from a classic rosé region. Pale, with a nose of berries and herbs, and a pleasant balance of acidity and just a kiss of sweet.

Wirra Wirra Mrs. Wigley Rosé 2011

McLaren Vale, Australia

$9.99

Loads of raspberry on the nose. Lively, dry, with soft floral notes and good acidity.

Sauvion Rosé d'Anjou 2011

Loire Valley, France

$11.99

Unique orange-pink blend of groslot and gamay, with lots of strawberry and watermelon on the nose. Very light and refreshing; a perfect aperitif.

Vitiano Rosato 2011

Umbria, Italy

$ 11.99

Blend of Sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and local Aleatico. One of the favorites of this tasting. A complex nose with lots of fruit, and a basil note. This will be perfect with spicy sausage from the grill.

Domaine des Carteresses 2011

Tavel, France

$12.99

Big and full-bodied for a rosé. Ruby in color, with fresh cherry, raspberry and spice, and a long finish.

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2011

Santa Cruz, Calif.

$14.99

California's most famed rosé. Subtle, creamy, almost like a full-bodied white. Perfect with salty cheeses and olives.

— Jason Wilson

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