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).

Heaven Scent Rosé is heavenly indeed

Looking for that perfect weekend wine with which to relax or share with friends? Try Heaven Scent Ciaretto Bardolino Rosé!

Hailing from Italy, this extremely versatile and vibrant rosé has a pale pink hue and is a blend of Corvina and Rondinella grapes. It is dry and succulent with flavors of peach puree, mangoes, wild strawberries, with just a hint of pear, supported by a fresh, bright acidity.

Inarguably food friendly, it is particularly suited to lighter fare like an opening fruit plate, tapas, field salads, or even grilled salmon.

Your bottle is waiting for you, along with many other interesting items, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where you get a superior selection of memorable items, knowledgeable customer service, and a fun approach to spirit and wine tasting.

Everything’s rosy with Terres de Galets Côtes du Rhône Rosé

Hailing from respected French winemaker Gabriel Meffre, this Southern Rhône rosé will impress you with its taste and versatility.

Terres de Galets Côtes du Rhône takes its name from the smooth white pebble stones called “galets” which are found in the vineyards. They reflect the warmth and light of the sun to help ripen the grapes and create this rich, concentrated wine.

This harmonious Côtes du Rhône rosé offers floral aromas of rose petals with hints of pomegranate and red fruit. On the palate, it is fresh, lively and fruity with flavors of rhubarb jam, ripe apple, and strawberry.

Medium bodied and very succulent, this beautiful blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault is an elegant experience. Recommended pairings include the accompaniment of a homemade mango salsa, grilled delicate fish like tilapia, or a simple bread and brie plate on the patio.

Terres de Galets Côtes du Rhône Rosé is best served chilled between 50° and 54°F for an immediate weekend treat, but will remain easily enjoyable within the next two years.

Your bottle is waiting for you, along with many other interesting items, at larger, local liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a superior selection of memorable items, knowledgeable customer service, and a fun approach to spirit and wine tasting.