Mixed Case of 4 of Laura Maniec’s favorite 2017 Rosé wines
Enjoy a selection of our favorite ‘2017 Rosé selections. Each case of 12 comes with three of the following ’15 Clos Cibonne ’16 Matthiasson ’16 Tribute to Grace NV Piuze Val del Mer Sparkling This is the perfect housewarming, engagement, wedding, or bridal shower gift and comes with tasting notes and recipes.
Patrick Piuze Val del Mer Brut Rosé Sparkling NV – Bourgogne, Fr
Patrick Piuze is among the the best winemakers in Chablis and his sparkling Rosé is one of my favorite, inexpensive Rosé bubbles. 100% Pinot Noir with only 4 hours of skin fermentation but plenty of intense flavor and complexity. This is perfect for brunch, weddings, engagement parties and summertime fun.
Matthiasson Rosé ’16 – California
Husband and wife team Steve & Jill Matthiasson make some of the best wines in Napa Valley; not to mention that they are GREAT people. Their small winery is in their home and the welcome to their tasting room is the perfect “vine-to table” experience. It is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvèdre, and Counoise from the Windmill vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills, Syrah grapes from the Hurley Vineyard in Napa Valley, Grenache grapes from the Gibson Ranch in the McDowell Valley of Mendocino, and small amount of Sauvignon blanc from Ryan’s Vineyard in Napa Valley.
It pairs perfectly with picnics, summer afternoons at the beach and cheese & charcuterie.
A Tribute to Grace Grenache Rosé ’16 – Santa Barbara, California
Angela Osborne is a New Zealander, who moved to Santa Barbara, California to make wine. Her wine label is named after her grandmother, Grace, who she feels the wine embodies. Made from 100% Grenache Noir (Laura’s favorite grape) and fermented on its skin for 24 hours. Perfect pale, onion skin color with tart cherries, watermelon and blood orange with a rich mouthfeel.
Clos Cibonne Rosé ’15 Provence, France
The property of Clos Cibonne dates back to 1797 when the Roux Family purchased it from Jean Baptiste de Cibon, captain of the royal marines of Louis XVI. In 1930, André Roux modernized the winery in order to pursue his goal of producing top quality wines at the estate. This revival ignited an era of fame for the rosés of Clos Cibonne.
Made from 100% Tibouren grape, which was nearly extinct until André Roux ripped up his Mourvedre grapes to replant this local one. It has been one of our favorite Rosé wines. It is a little more complex than some summer wines and benefits from the extra year of bottle age. Perfect for burgers and grilled Hangar steak.