Rosé is for Rebels Party Pack
We heard a nasty rumour going around that Rosé is just for summer sipping, so we’re going to set the record straight- YOU CAN DRINK ROSÉ WHENEVER THE HECK YOU WANT! We dare you to defy conventional norms and consume these tasty pink wines whenever the mood strikes, you independent thinker!
Proprietá Sperino 2019 ‘Rosa del Rosa’ Nebbiolo/Vespolina Rosé Piemonte, Italy 13%
Proprieta’ Sperino was established in the 19th century by Casimiro Sperino, an ophthalmologist and military doctor with a passion for winemaking. His son, Felice, took up the reins and contributed considerable research to the battle against phylloxera. The estate passed to the De Marchi family, who all but abandoned it until 1999, when Paolo De Marchi and his son Luca revived the castle and cellars. The Property is situated in the village of Lessona, and the majority of the vineyards are at the foot of Monte Rosa, the second highest peak in the Alps.
The Nebbiolo grape in the star here, It’s grown without herbicides or chemical fertilizers; instead, they house millions of California red earthworms to turn manure into nutrient-rich humus. The grapes are hand-harvested, hand-sorted, and fermented in broad, open, wooden casks. The blend for this vintage is 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina. Mineral, fresh, and savoury. A complex, yet crushable rosé.
Big Head 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinot Meunier Rosé Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada 11.6%
The Lipinski’s slogan for their winery is “Where passion, hard work, and Big Heads unite.” and it kinda tells you everything you need to know! The entire family is involved in the winery and daily operations and they’ve all worked hard af to get to where they are! The only thing that rivals their work ethic is their passion, and maybe their sense of humour. Polish immigrant Andrzej has been making wine in Niagara for 20 years, and this is his first solo project started in 2013, alongside his wife Janina, and children, Jakub, and Kaja. They’re now located at Hunter Farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This rosé is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Meunier, a beautiful deep pink, floral and fruity on the nose and hella fresh and linear on the palate.
Domaine du Dragon 2019 ‘Grande Cuvée Rosé Grenache/Cinsault/Syrah/Mourvèdre, Côtes de Provence, France 12.5%
The land Domaine du Dragon sits on is both rich in fertile soils and history, by the side of the nearby Châteaudouble gorges and witnesses in medieval times, of an epic fight between Saint-Hermentaire, protector of the city of Draguignan, and a Dragon terrorizing the local populations.
This distant legend has since been perpetuated over the centuries and still remains alive in the minds of the inhabitants of Draguignan, called the Dracénois. This is a classic Provence rosé, light and packed full citrus fruit, red berries, a bit herbaceous and saline. Great on it’s own, or with lighter fair.