Up your rosé game. Drink Bandol. Drink Marsannay. Drink real wines from real growers who take their pink very seriously. You’ll want these bottles in plenty and on ice when cooking with salmon, Shrimp-on-the-Bar-B, grilled vegetables, and sharp lemon and garlic flavors. These are rosés with purpose, not just for the summer pool, but for the buzzing dinner table, too. Try these as an intermezzo between apps, and keep the bottles on the table for the main course.
6 - B O T T L E C A S E
includes two bottles of each of the following wines:
12 - B O T T L E C A S E
includes three bottles of each of the following wines:
C A S E S T U D Y
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Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Rosé
Burgundy is the holy land and birthplace of Pinot Noir. It’s a pillar of tradition and cultural heritage. As such, only the northernmost appellation of Marsannay is permitted to produce rosé. Would some say that’s like asking Pablo Picasso to play pictionary? Or like having Thomas Keller pack your weekday lunch? Maybe. But we’re as open to those ideas as we are to this tart, waft-of-rosehips and spring showers, glass of Audoin Rosé from Marsannay.
Chateau Maupague Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire Rosé
They say Cézzane had his mountain...We say so does Château Maupague! Cézzane painted the jagged limestone peaks and windswept pines of Mont Sainte-Victoire obsessively, from every angle, in every color. At Chateau Maupague, which sits at the mountain's base, they stick to pink. Flatness coexists with depth, the life of the landscape, suspended in broad brushstrokes of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. No docent necessary, just a glass (and perhaps some cheese).
Bastide de la Ciselette Bandol Rosé
When you start to feel precious for previously believing you might be on vacation this spring, go there. Close your eyes, breathe the garrigue, smell the sandstone hills with wild thyme, rosemary and sage...lifted to your nose by the salty Mediterranean breeze. Let the velvet texture coat your mouth. Remember luxury, drink Bandol Rosé. Don’t just have a glass of Bastide de la Ciselette...go there (Okay but actually stay in your home, please).
Clos de L'Ours Cotes de Provence Rosé, L'Accent (only included with the 12-bottle case)
The Provence region is a proverbial Rosé factory, producing nearly half of all the cheap, chuggable Rosé in France. While there are occasional exceptions to the superiority of artisanal production (i.e.Heinz Ketchup, or Pop-Tarts), one sip of ‘l’Accent Rosé by Clos de l’Ours and we’re convinced by the merits of quality over quantity! It doesn’t get more artisanal than a single vineyard, farmed biodynamically by a husband and wife team deep in the pine and oak forests of Provence. It’s got way more perfume, texture, and pleasure than your average Rosé!