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60 Days of Rosé #14 | Domaine de la Prebende | Beaujolais Rosé | $13.99

 

60 Days of Rosé #14 | Domaine de la Prebende | Beaujolais Rosé | $13.99

  Wash your palate in the delights of Beaujolais!  Harmonic, delectable, and not sweet, we are utterly charmed by this rosy tonic crafted by the Dupeuble family.

Fertilized with natural compost from only 7.4 acres of land in Beaujolais and fermented naturally, this fresh n’ snappy rosé is a rare delicacy – santé!

 

From kermitlynch.com

Domaine de la Prebende Beaujolais Rosé:

  • Varietal:  Gamay
  • Vine Age:  3-70 years
  • Soil Type:  Granite
  • Vineyard Area: 3 Hectares (only 7.4 acres!)
  • Hand harvested
  • Vines are fertilized with natural compost
  • Yields are severely limited by both pruning and green harvest, even for the grapes that go into the Nouveau
  • Grapes are harvested manually and vinified without SO2
  • Wines are fermented naturally
  • Rosé made by direct press
  • Full malolactic fermentation
  • Vinfied and aged in stainless steel tank
  • Aged for 3 months before bottling

 

Domaine de la Prébende –

Domaine de la Prébende Domaine de la Prébende produces a deeply mineral Beaujolais from a predominantly clay and limestone terroir, a rarity in a region dominated by granite soils. “Une prébende” essentially means “a tax,” and the domaine sits on the location where monks used to collect taxes from the villagers. As Ghislaine Dupeuble puts it, “Monks didn’t like to own low end vineyards!”

The grapes are harvested manually and vinified completely without SO2. The wines are not chaptalized, filtered, or degassed and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation.

The wines of Dupeuble represent some of the best values in the Beaujolais today and are widely regarded for their very high quality and eminently reasonable price.

 

In the hamlet of Le Breuil, deep in the southern Beaujolais and perched above a narrow creek, the Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512. The name of the domaine has changed just three times in its history, most recently when the last heir, Anna Asmaquer, married Jules Dupeuble in 1919. Anna’s son Paul, and her grand children Ghislaine and Stéphane Dupeuble, manage the domaine. Kermit first met Ghislaine and Stéphane’s father, Damien, for lunch in Paris in the late 1980s, and thus began the annual tradition of blending the KLWM Beaujolais Nouveau.

Tradition runs deep in the family, but each generation has also managed to add something new, including increasing the property. Today it is comprised of one hundred hectares, about forty percent of which is consecrated to vineyards. Strong advocates of the lutte raisonnée approach to vineyard work, they tend their vines without the use of any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The vineyards, planted primarily to Gamay, face Southeast, South, and Southwest, and about two thirds of the property is on granite-based soil.

 

60 Days of Rosé #13 | 90 Plus Cellars | Côtes de Provence Rosé | $12.99

60 Days of Rosé #13 | 90 Plus Cellars | Côtes de Provence Rosé | $12.99

Treat yourself this summer with the refreshing and craveable 90 Plus Cellars Côtes de Provence Rosé!  From the Le Haut Var of Provence in southern France, comes this classic rosé blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah.

 

No corkscrew required to dive into this bottle of deliciousness – lift out the glass stopper and you’re ready to enjoy the refreshing liquid delights of southern France!

90 Plus Cellars Rosé –

  • Country:  France
  • Appellation: Le Haut Var, Provence
  • Varietals:   Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah
  • ABV: 12.5%

From ninetypluscellars.com

For more than 2,500 years humans have been cultivating grapes and making pale, pink (i.e. Rosé) wine in the sundrenched, windswept vineyards of Provence. This is the Rosé center of the world.

 Winemaking & Vineyards
A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah grown in Le Haut Var of Provence, France. The mountains and forest cool the vineyards in this warm Mediterranean climate, preserving the acidity and freshness while also allowing the grape’s flavors to develop fully.

Taste
A powerful bouquet of red fruits and stawberries are tied together with wild flowers, stone fruit and minerality. A highly aromatic wine, bursting with freshness.

 

 

60 Days of Rosé #12 | Villa Wolf | Pinot Noir Rosé | $12.99

60 Days of Rosé #12 | Villa Wolf | Pinot Noir Rosé | $12.99

Coming in at number 12 during our 60 Days of Rosé is an elegant, delectable stunner for under $15.

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé has been a staff and crowd favorite this year, with multiple customers coming in, getting a bottle, then coming back for a case.

Hot, muggy weather is approaching so beat the heat with this refreshing, craveable, German rosé for $12.99!

From villawolf.com

VILLA WOLF ROSÉ –
The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a true rosé (called Weissherbst in German). Only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. Thee is no saignée or coloring with red wine. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.

THE 2017 VINTAGE –
A very warm spring kicked off an early growing season in the Pfalz. It was slowed by a bout of frost in April that inhibited shoot growth and made training the vines very difficult. A warm, wet summer promoted rapid fruit development, but also botrytis. Through extensive vineyard work, however, our team was able to harvest a clean, healthy crop in September. In spite of the challenges, the wines have excellent ripeness and bright, refreshing acidity.

 

VILLA WOLF ROSÉ –

  • Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed.
  • True rosé, with a brief maceration to extract the delicate color.
  • Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.
  • No malolactic fermentation.
  • Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining.
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Residual sweetness: 10.5 grams/liter
  • Total acidity: 7.4 grams/liter

 

VILLA WOLF VARIETAL WINES –
The Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional grape varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers throughout the region.

THE PFALZ REGION –
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.

ABOUT VILLA WOLF –
Founded in 1756, in the Pfalz region of Germany, the J.L. Wolf estate (now called Villa Wolf) was a successful and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. It entered an especially glamorous era with the construction of its Italianate estate house and villa in 1843.

In the latter years of the 20th century, however, the estate languished, lacking a firm hand to guide its wine production. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate, took over the vineyards in 1996, launching a dramatic turnaround in the estate’s quality and reputation.

Since 2011, the estate has been managed by a talented and dedicated young couple who met while working at Dr. Loosen. Patrick Moellendorf and Sumi Gebauer have brought renewed energy and focus to the viticulture and winemaking at Villa Wolf.
Traditionally Crafted Pfalz Wines

The goal at Villa Wolf is to produce wines that express the pure, authentic terroir of the Pfalz.

Made in the classic style of the Pfalz, Villa Wolf Rieslings are drier and more full-bodied than Mosel Rieslings, with fully ripe fruit flavors and a characteristic stoniness in the aroma.

The Pfalz region also has a long tradition with other grape varieties, allowing Ernst and his team to expand their winemaking palette to include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Dornfelder.

To preserve the naturally high quality of the vineyards, we employ sustainable viticultural practices and emphasize gentle handling of the fruit through traditional, minimalist winemaking.

 

 

60 Days of Rosé #11 | Peyrassol Côtes de Provence Rosé | #LOU

60 Days of Rosé #11 | Peyrassol Côtes de Provence Rosé | #LOU | $14.99

Peyrassol Provence Rose Lou 2017 Beverage Warehouse of Vermont

If you’re looking for a perfectly dry, everyday Provence rosé without the higher price that Chateau de Peyrassol commands, their #LOU rosé is the answer!

A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah, this Provence rosé is a perfect apéritif. #LOU is a soft, fresh pink color, and leaves a trail of gooseberry, raspberry and white blossom in its wake.

The delicately spicy nose reverberates on the palate with red berries and peach, and transitions to brighter, more more citric tones on the finish.

What’s also awesome is that you can drink this wine without worrying about a sulfite headache! Peyrassol adheres to strict organic guidelines in the vineyard, eschewing synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides for natural methods. The wines are a beautiful expression of the region’s clay and limestone terroir, capturing the very essence of Provence: fresh, refined & elegant.

Peyrassol Provence Rose Lou 2017 Glass Beverage Warehouse of Vermont

60 Days of Rosé #10 | Jenny & Francois Selections | “Gaspard” | Organic Touraine Rosé | $16.99

60 Days of Rosé #10 | Jenny & Francois Selections | “Gaspard” Organic Touraine Rosé | $16.99

This organic wine is gorgeous from start to finish! The intense salmon pink sunset hue and playful label will catch your eye, and when you pop it, all your other senses are rewarded. The nose is precise and angular, like a well-cut diamond, with an appealing steeliness. Swirling around and above that core is a perfume of nectarine, peach, and green strawberries, with light hints of toasted cashew and dried apricot.

Take a sip, and your mouth is filled with mouthwatering fuzzy nectarine and peach pit notes, backed by super high-toned acidity. The only problem with this wine is that it’s hard to share! If you must share though, this wine pairs incredibly well with BBQ’d pork, grilled chicken & peaches, or spicy duck.

Jenny & François is one of our favorite natural wine importers, and Gaspard is a Jenny  & François Selections house label. This means that the grapes are sourced from a winemaker in France’s Loire Valley, who makes the wines to their specifications.

From jennyandfrancois.com:

Gaspard Rosé

  • Age of Vines: 30 to 40 years
  • Soil: Clay and Limestone
  • Varieties: Pineau d’aunis, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay
  • Yields: 45 hl/ha
  • Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested, pressed immediately and fermented traditionally, resulting in a light extraction of color.

Shelburne Vineyards Capsize Rosé and White Wine Cans – Free Tasting! FRI 5/18 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Shelburne Vineyards Capsize Rosé and White Wine Cans – Free Tasting! FRI 5/18 3:30 – 6:30 pm

When the sun is out and you need cool, refreshing cans o’ wine to accompany your outdoor fun, local winery Shelburne Vineyards has you covered!

Join rockstar winemaker Ethan Joseph on Friday, May 18 at the Beverage Warehouse for the Vermont launch of their brand-new CAPSIZE ROSÉ in cans! Grab your opportunity to taste this crispy fresh & fruity rosé for the first time, along with the smooth & refreshing cans of Capsize white blend.

Shelburne Vineyards - Capsize Rose cans - Beverage Warehouse tasting
Four cans of Capsize = 1 liter of wine for you and your friends!!
Ethan Joseph Winemaker at Shelburne Vineyards and Iapetus Wines
Ethan Joseph, Winemaker at Shelburne Vineyards and Iapetus Wines

Be sure to follow the adventures of Capsize wines on Instagram!

From www.shelburnevineyard.com/capsize:

We’re not knocking your candle-lit dinners or sliding into an Adirondack chair with your favorite bottle of wine on a warm summer night. Don’t get us wrong, we love those things too.

But we’re Vermonters, which means equal parts relaxing and roving. And it’s clear that your favorite bottle of wine isn’t following you to the top of Mt. Mansfield or rowing you out to the center of Lake Champlain.

Sustainably grown, damn good Vermont wine. Anywhere.

Where do Capsize Wines come from?

From the east bank of the Champlain Valley, on the sunny Shelburne slopes in the brave little state of Vermont. The grapes are grown and wines are crafted by the team at Shelburne Vineyard.

Why “Capsize”?

We’re a wine for people who live life adventurously, who head out to the wild like true Vermonters. We also know that any excursion isn’t much fun without a bit of controlled chaos. That’s why our motto is “If you flip the boat, the cans will float”. If you need a fun and refreshing break from your journey, we’ll be there.

Is wine in a can as good as wine in a bottle?

We believe it is. It should theoretically be more stable than wine in a bottle, because there is virtually no risk of the wine developing a fault due to the lack of oxygen exchange that a cork allows.

How should I drink it?

Whatever the situation allows. If hiking a ridge trail, glasses are going to weigh you down. If relaxing on your back porch, pour it out. It tastes great either way!

The wines taste best when served icy cold.

What sort of wine is it?

It is comprised of two Hybrid varietals: Louise Swenson and LaCrescent. Louise gives the wine it’s refreshing and bright characteristics. The LaCrescent gives it that distinct, delicious fruit aroma. All of the grapes that go into our wines are grown and hand-harvested in Vermont.

How much wine is in a can?

Each can is 250mL, which equals 8.5oz. That is almost two glasses of wine! Capsize is sold in 4-packs, and 4 cans equals 1 liter of wine. That is one and a third standard bottles!

Where can I get it?

Wherever Shelburne Vineyard wines are sold [like the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, of course!].