The usual perfect southern French content awaits you. But Jean-Marc Lafage has come up with something very special visually for the 5th edition of his exceptional rosé wine. Voilà, here it is: the magical and naturally limited Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé Orchidées Edition IGP.
The Cantina del Vermentino “Thaóra” Colli del Limbara Rosato shines bright strawberry red with copper reflections. (In earlier times it would have been spoken of a “strong clear pink”. But today hardly anyone can do anything with this outdated term. The bouquet is balanced, fruity and floral with notes of freshly harvested cherries, strawberries and pomegranates. Complemented by delicate and spicy accents. In the mouth, the “Thaóra” is exactly what you would like a good rosato to be: dry, crisp, juicy, fresh, with pleasant fruit acidity, tender, soft, slightly vinous, stimulating to drink. In the finale of medium length there are slightly bitter hints.
The Di Lenardo Father’s Eyes Chardonnay IGT adorns your glass in a light golden shade with sparkling reflections. This is a smoky and intense Chardonnay with notes of hazelnut, creamy apple pie, wholemeal butter biscuit, meringue, lime zest, white flowers and vanilla. On the palate it is rich, expressive, intense, soft and round, with beautiful fruit, concise minerality, refreshing freshness and juicy fruit acidity.
The Villa Medoro Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC is the perfect choice for those looking for a fresh, contemporary rosé. Bright raspberry-coloured aminates the pure Montepulciano for drinking. It has an enchanting aroma of red berries, rich black cherries, delicate flowers and mildly spicy herbs.
The Zeni Costalago Bianco delle Venezie IGT adorns your glass in bright straw yellow with delicate green reflections. The bouquet delights with floral accents, sparkling citrus notes and sun-drenched tropical fruit. Intense start. Very juicy, charmingly mineral and perfectly balanced, the delicate cuvée shows itself on the palate, with a rich body, refreshing fruit acidity and great facet richness. Ripe white fruits carry into a long lasting finale. What a great performance, which Luca Maroni honours with 90 points!
The Tiare Collio Ribolla Gialla DOC is a unique masterpiece from the indigenous vine Ribolla Gialla. Gialla is called yellow, and in a bright straw yellow also presents this Friulian specialty. Green aromas delight the nose – lots of gooseberry and a hint of mint create a fragrance of expressive freshness. The palate is dry, fresh and crunchy on, lively, harmonious and wonderfully supple. Everything flows into a fine, slightly sweet finale with a seemingly eternal echo. We fell in love with the first sip!
When strawberry season meets rosé season, then the Visconti Antica Casa Chiaretto Garda Classico DOC is coming! In light pink he lights up in the glass. Its bouquet is brimming with juicy strawberries – deliciously escorted by other red berries, sweet cherries, plums, elderflowers and peonies. On the palate again the concentrated strawberry power. Soft, mild and balanced, delicately astringent, with stimulating fruit acidity and long finish.
Like the name, so the wine: Erste + Neue Rosentropfen. Simply sensual. This intense but still translucent red that flatters every garden and every glass of wine. And every strawberry mouth. The delicate scent of freshly cut roses. Elegant, beguiling seduction. You can look forward to all this when you kiss a bottle of rose drops!
Far to the east of northern Italy, near the Slovenian border, lies the Tiare società semplice agricola. It is the life’s work of Roberto Snidarcig, the Italian with the Slovenian name, the “Pignolo” (bean counter, as his wife affectionately calls him). Absolute wine milestones, such as the Tiare Collio Sauvignon Blanc DOC, come from here. In 1985 Roberto started as a hobby winemaker on just one hectare of vineyards, today he collects the highest awards for his wines. At the latest with the “Best Sauvignon Blanc in the world” (Concours Mondial Sauvignon 2014) Tiare has reached the wine olymp.
The Champagne Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé is an elegant and racy champagne from the great crus around Reims. In intense, vivid, bright cherry red it shines in the glass, with pink-silver reflections. Fine pearls – with very tender and persistent mousseux – animate it to noble enjoyment. Fresh and young, wide and expressive nose, with freshly crushed wild raspberries, cherries, red and blackcurrants, red berry jam, raspberry-strawberry-pate, delicately spicy herbs, floral hints, honey, rose hip, a dark mineral.