It’s that time of year for some of our faves, rosé. While we’ve been raving fans of dry French-style rosés for years, it’s thrilling to see that these wines have recently shed their persona non grata image in the
. American wine consumers in-the-know have finally discovered that a rosé is not a rosé, is not a rosé. USA
On our recent reconnaissance trip to
Australia for the 2012 harvest tour, we found a very good quality/price ratio rosé made by one of ’s leading wineries, Yalumba. This delicate fruit bomb from Sangiovese grapes delivers a mouthful of ripe strawberries and raspberries, with delicate hints of flowers and mineral nuances. A decent finish seals the deal, all for the cost of less than $10. Australia
It may be hard to find (especially after Robert Parker’s recent favorable review), but worth the effort. We ordered our case of Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose 2010 at www.specsonline.com.