20 Jul Two Elegant Rhône Rosés
Here are two gorgeous Rhone rosés perfect for enjoying in the heat of summer. The first comes to us from Chateau Juvenal and lives up to its name “Jolie,” French for pretty. The second is from the Chateauneuf-du-Pape family at Vignerons Guillaume Gonnet. Both are light and full of finesse.
“Another estate that’s fashioning incredible wines under the guidance of Philippe Cambie, Chateau Juvenal was created in 2011 when Sebastien Alban and Anne-Marie Foster combined their two estates and decided to bottle estate wines.”
The Wine Advocate
2016 Chateau Juvenal Ventoux Rosé “Jolie,” Rhone, France
On Sale $14.99
True to its name – the French word for “pretty” – the Jolie presents a brilliant pale salmon color. Made using the direct press method to retain finesse and balance, this wine is crafted using equal parts Cinsault and Grenache vinified in stainless steel tanks. It displays super ripe candied raspberry and strawberry flavors with hints of pink grapefruit in a vibrant “sweet-tart” fashion. Limestone flavors emerge on the finish, adding length and complexity.
2016 Guillaume Gonnet Cotes du Rhone Rosé “Le Reveur,” France
On Sale $12.99
50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault; direct press rose and vinified in stainless steel tanks. The wine displays vibrant red current with crisp pomegranate and pink grapefruit notes. There is a garrigue and soil intensity throughout this beautifully complex dry rose.