NATIONAL ROSE DAY – 4 DIFFERENT STYLES TO TRY
Rosés aren’t cliché right now, they are just delicious, and the secret is out! For over a decade, Carpe Vino has introduced both local and global rosés in the restaurant, wine shop and wine club, to hopefully attract new fans. Today, on “National Rosé Day” we will have four different styles available for you to try. Whether you are a fan or rosé or not, this is a great opportunity to try these delicious wines from some of the best producers in several different (global) wine growing regions. OH…CLICK THE BANNER OF ABOVE. WE’RE THINKING OF ORDERING A COUPLE OF THE ROSÉ FLOATS!
Today’s tasting will be hosted by Ms. Vicki Revak from 1-4pm in the Carpe Vino Wine Bar and is gratis to all Wine Club members.
Final Saturday Tasting Today from 1pm-4PM BUT…
(And this is big!) starting Tuesday, June 12th from 4pm to 8pm, and EVERY Tuesday going forward, we will have complimentary wine tasting for all Carpe Vino Wine Club Members in BOTH the bar and restaurant. Wine Club Members will be offered FOUR WINES, based on a particular theme, winery or variety. As of June 12, you can order an expanded pre-dinner menu or at 5:00 order from the entire menu to accompany your tasting.
Every month we will release a NEW set of four wines. All staff members will be equipped to guide you through your tasting. All wines will be available to purchase by the glass in the restaurant and by the bottle to-go.
Anato-Sierra Norte Rosado 2016 (Spain)
$9.99/Bottle or $8.49/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes: “100% Bobal From vineyards planted at close to 3000 feet altitude, the limestone infused clay soils are perfect for growing Bobal, the indigenous grape to this area. A gentle skin maceration is followed by cool a cool fermentation presenting a wine with floral, strawberry notes in the nose. Good acidity and a pleasant mineral backbone make this wine very appealing super food-friendly.”
BOBAL – similar to Graciano or Monastrell. Better acidity then Monastrell, lower in alcohol, producking well-structured but velvety fresh reds. QUOTE – “Quaffable, fresh Bobal roses are also on the increase!” -Wine Grapes
Saintsbury Vin Gris 2016 (Carneros, CA)
$21/bottle or $18.99/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes: “Guava, nectarine, honeydew melon and white flowers on nose. Wild strawberry, cantaloupe and Meyer lemon layer the palate, with bright tangy acidity and mineral notes on the finish.”
VIN GRIS – Vin gris is a term that can be used for rosé wine just as the words “blush” and “pink” can be used. The French expression—which translates literally as “grey wine”—traditionally refers to a wine made from red wine grapes, but with white winemaking practices. So, instead of fermenting the grapes with their skins, which would extract a lot of color, the wine is made from the juice, which will be mostly clear but with a pink tinge. Keep in mind that the term is not regulated, but I believe most vintners use it in the spirit of the traditional method.
Some winemakers make a vin gris not just because they want to make a rosé, but also because the red grapes can still be used to make red wine. Draining off this first bit of juice is one strategy to concentrate the remaining flavors and colors. – DR. VINNY “Wine Spectator”
La Sirena Rosato 2017 (Amador County, CA)
$27.95/bottle or $23.76/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes: 100% Primitivo “The 2017 Rosato is made from Primitive grapes sourced from Amador county in the foothills of California. The color is vibrant salmon pink, with aromas of beautiful ripe fruit, reminiscent of cranberry sauce, strawberries, and honeysuckle. Lively across the palate and delicious with similar flavors to the aromatics. This rose is bone dry and elegant with crisp acidity and pure clear flavors. Great balance of acidity, mouthfeel, and fruit character. A fun, unusual varietal rose that’s very easy to love. Enjoy!”
ROSATO – Rosato is what Italians call their rosé. It’s made in the same methods as any other rosé, but it’s unlike any other rosé because it’s often made with indigenous grapes rarely seen outside of Italy. Whereas you can find rosés made of Syrah or Grenache from the southern coast of France all the way to the northern coast of California. Varietals like Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Barbera, Nerello Mascalese, and Canaiolo create fruit-forward and savory rosatos that are fuller in flavor, but just as easy (and delicious) to drink. – BON APPETIT
Domaine Carneros Brut Rose NV (Carneros, Ca)
$42/bottle or $29.95/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes:
“On the nose, heady aromas of peaches and cream, red currants, lime blossoms and white flowers beckon the first sip. Silky flavors of wild strawberries, roses and nectarines evoke the bliss of a perfect summer day through the long, lovely finish.”
If you can’t make the Saturday Tasting and want to purchase some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320.
The CV CREW!