Raphaël Saint-Cyr recently inherited his family's estate and immediately began the conversion to organic–making him the largest certified organic domaine in the Beaujolais. His wines emphasize simplicity, elegance, and drinkability–perfect for the quenching of summertime thirsts. Raphaël's Beaujolais Rosé was lithe, characterful, and frankly downright stunning for the price. It was a huge hit as well with classic cookout fare.
Vadin Plateau Champagne Rose 1er Cru Extra Brut Symbiose NV
Almost every champagne consists of a combination of three grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Yan Vadin’s rosé, however, has just a splash of a hyper-local grape called Cumiéres Rouge, named for the village in which his domaine is based. Floral and lush, this exemplifies Yan’s love for his hometown.
Piollot Champagne Rose Extra Brut Les Protelles 2018
Silvio Messana left his life in New York City to take over his family’s estate in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany. He and his wife Catalina quickly discovered their passion for biodynamics and haven’t looked back. Deep and complex, this Sangiovese rosé is both cerebral and totally quaffable.
Sometimes we forget that wine started as a means of preservation. If done well, it has captured a moment in time. While it’s far too easy to wax poetically on the summer moments this has bottled, these memories are yours. Reminisce on forgotten summer evenings, and dream up new ones.
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