What's a good dry Rose?
I always tend to crave Rose when the weather turns nice.
Costieres de Nimes (down by the Rhone) makes some nice roses as well (Chateau de Nage has a great one under $10)
Malbec Roses from Cahors is another fun little area. Pigmentum has a good one (again under $10)
Rose Vinho Verde from Portugal is always refreshing
But my all time favorite Rose spot is Sancerre Try the Christian Salmon!
Mar 24, 2012 at 12:04am
Bandol Rose and Tavel are the most famous, but they can be a little pricey ($20-30). Almost any French Rose from the Provance area will be dry and quite refreshing. My favorite is a dry Rose from a Michigan winery called Two Lads, but if you don't live in Michigan you probably won't be able to find it at your local shop. It is more of a "light colored red" with a lot of body and taste. Not a wimpy Rose!
Mar 23, 2012 at 3:27pm
Agreed that Bandol and Tavel make good dry Rose. Also look to Spain, and Italy, and the US too! There's definitely been a trend toward Dry Rose so there are plenty of choices. Some of my favorites:
Muga - Spain
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel - Provence
Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare - California
Dashe Cellars Vin Gris - California
Francois Chidaine Tourain Val de Loire - France
Mar 23, 2012 at 6:00pm