3 Great Gift Rosés for Mother’s Day

Looking for a simple gift for Mother’s Day that she will appreciate and use? How about a quality bottle of rosé?

Rosé is considered the oldest known type of wine, dating as far back as 600 BC. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are highly versatile wines that complement many types of foods. They are lighter than red wine and deeper than white. Their pink color depends on the amount of time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice.

Rosés are ideal for warmer evenings and casual dinners with friends. Dry rosés, which have the acidity of white wine and the fruit character of red, pair particularly well with small plate fare and tapas like prosciutto and melon, asparagus, and quiches with mushrooms. Pork sausages right off the grill are terrific with rosés, as are grilled vegetables like peppers and zucchini.

All three of these suggestions are reliable crowd pleasers and perfect for “Mommy Time-outs”:

Bieler Pere et Fils Rosé

This classic Provence rosé is a blend of 55% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Grenache. Its aromas of wild strawberry and watermelon are followed by a bright yet broad mid-palate with a raspberry, cherry, peach, herbal, citrus and mineral core, topped by a crisp finish.

Mirabeau Provence Rosé

Mirabeau Classic is a Côtes de Provence made from beautiful hillside vineyards to the southeast of Aix-en-Provence. This is a vibrant pink, classic pale Provence rosé whose generous fruit charms the senses immediately with a heady mixture of wild strawberry, red cherry, and raspberry aromatics. It is surprisingly elegant and balanced on the palate with a delicious fresh acidity that combines with generous fruit to create a sumptuous lingering finish.

Greetings Willamette Valley Rosé

Greetings Rosé is flawlessly layered with soft berries, a lush mid-palate texture, and a refreshing, pleasing acidity in its finish. It begins with an enchanting flamingo color, leading to sweet berry aromas and a mouth of plump cherry and raspberry. A definite pink gem from the Pacific Northwest.

You can find these, and other rosés to celebrate spring, at large, local, family-owned liquor stores that offer you a superior selection experience with knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying.

Hahn can bring a smile to your rosé cheeks

One doesn’t often think of lighter wines in chilling times, but why not break tradition with Hahn Pinot Noir Rosé?

Sourced from Hahn’s Ste. Philippe vineyard, located adjacent to the Arroyo Seco River, the sandy, well-drained soil, coupled with the typical growing season of cool nights and temperate daytime temperatures, resulted in longer hang time, preserving the acidity and unique fruit tones of this particular appellation.

Hahn Pinot Noir Rosé is bursting with flavors of fresh strawberry, watermelon, and citrus, all complemented by a creamy mouthfeel, bright acidity, and a crisp finish.

Hahn Rosé scores big in the pairing department. This decidedly food-friendly wine is perfect with nearly all seafood dishes or roast pork.

A little tough to find locally, Hahn Pinot Noir Rosé is exclusive to only two wine retailers in Northern Colorado– Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont and Wilbur’s of Fort Collins (both of whom are worth visiting for their superior selection).

Wyatt’s Mother’s Day Rosé Special

Searching for that special gift for Mother’s Day?

Check out these crowdpleasers that we’re offering in conjunction with the Times-Call. Each of these tasty rosés is only $9.99 (Mom wants you to be frugal) and on special through the entire month of May (she also knows you have a procrastination problem).

Bieler Père et Fils Rosé 2017:

This classic Provence rosé profile is a blend of

41% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 19% Cinsault, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Rolle.

It is well-balanced on the palate with lengthy flavors of raspberry, cherry, peach, and citrus, all accented with pleasing herbal notes and minerality.

A perfect spring or summer sipper. 90 Points from Antonio Galloni at Vinous.

L’Odalet Pays D’Oc Rosé 2017:

This blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes is pale pink in color

with aromas of citrus and a delicate palate with notes of red berries

and a lovely continuing citrus finish. Try it with grilled meats or fish.

Doesn’t Mom deserve a special bottle this Mother’s Day?

After all, she puts up with you.