A Bonus Bouquet of Rosés From Dave McIntyre
There are so many good rosés on the market these days that it was difficult to single out a mere eight of them for my recommendations in today's Food section.
Here are some that didn’t make that list but are worthy of your summer sipping:
Jean Reverdy et Fils Sancerre Rosé “Les Villots” 2008
Loire Valley, France, $20
A rosé of pinot noir, pale in color but strong in acidity, a great match for grilled salmon.
Louis Jadot Beaujolais 2008
** Great Value
Beaujolais, France, $11
This was eclipsed by the Lucien Lardy Beaujolais-Nouveau “Opaline,” but it has two things going for it: It is probably more widely available, and though it lacks some of the excitement of the Lardy, it is more classic in structure.
Coeur de Cep 2008
* 1/2 Great Value
Coteaux Varois en Provence, France, $10
Textbook strawberry-watermelon flavor and aroma, crisp and refreshing for hot weather, especially with salty, savory foods.
Mas de la Dame Rosé 2008
Les Baux de Provence, France, $15
Delicious strawberry and raspberry fruit. It feels sweet but isn’t, really; it‘s full and round with good acidity and perfect for olives and other salty/acidic foods.
Palm Bay Imports, Republic National
Paul Jaboulet Aine Parallele 45 2008
Cotes du Rhone, France, $12
This popular Cotes du Rhone brand should be widely available, and though it might not excite, it certainly won’t disappoint.
Wildman Imports/Republic National
Chateau Grande Cassagne 2008
Costieres de Nimes, France, $10
Orange peel and clove, with cherry and strawberry fruit.
Kacher Selections, Washington Wholesale
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