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Rosé, Part Two! Featuring Les Fouques, Baudry, Sancerre, Spain, California and More!

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Summer having made it's usual abrupt late-May arrival in New York, we are happy to offer a wide and delicious array of (mostly) new arrivals to our outstanding collection of rosés for your seasonal enjoyment. We take our rosés seriously at Chambers Street. The vast majority of them are farmed with organic or biodynamic methods, harvested by hand and vinified with wild yeasts, giving wines with subtle aromas, pure natural fruit, refreshing acidity and minerality with a long finish - making them great food pairings for all your cookouts, picnics and casual summer dining. You'll find a wide range of styles in this exceptional group, ranging from the lighter wines of Provence, the Loire Valley and Beaujolais to the fuller wines of the Rhone, Italy and Spain and an old-fashioned late-harvest Grenache from our friend Thierry Navarre. Featured today is the wonderful Cuvée Aubigue from Yves Gros and family at Les Fouques. This Biodynamic estate near Hyères makes some of the finest rosés of Provence, as well as raising birds and sheep on their mixed-use farm. The Cuvée Aubigue is a sensational value as well, and for the first time it's available in a beautiful 1.5 liter size. We urge you to try it, and please look-out for their old-vine Cuvée La Londe arriving later this summer.

Navarre NV Vin de France Grenache Rosé Demi-Sec

This is a delicious vin doux naturel from Thierry Navarre made from very late-harvested Grenache. We imagine that it's a wine made the way wine used to be made all over the Languedoc before temperature control was an option. A bit sweet and somewhat sherry-like, the aromas are of prune and ripe cherry, with licorice and brown spice. Very long and nutty on the palate, perhaps the best way to imagine this wine is to think of an Oloroso sherry... then extrapolate! Absolutely delicious and a great accompaniment to chocolate, fruit tarts, dried fruits or simply by itself as an apéritif. Thanks to Thierry for finally making a label and shipping us some of this unique local specialty.

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Les Fouques 2014 Côtes de Provence l'Aubigue Rosé

This is a sensational rosé and a fabulous value! Made from Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Vermentino grown on soils of clay and schist near Hyères in Provence. Biodynamic farming, wild yeast fermentation. Lovely light salmon color. Subtle and complex aromas with yellow and red fruits, citrus confit, brown spice and floral notes. The palate is full, but balanced and refreshing with citrus, peach, spice and mango that continue on the long finish. A great apéritif and pairs with any light summer foods. DL

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Les Fouques 2014 Côtes de Provence l'Aubigue Rosé 1.5 L

Elegant tall bottle, fabulous biodynamic rosé, instant party!  Made from Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Vermentino grown on soils of clay and schist near Hyères in Provence. Biodynamic farming, wild yeast fermentation. Lovely light salmon color. Subtle and complex aromas with yellow and red fruits, citrus confit, brown spice and floral notes. The palate is full, but balanced and refreshing with citrus, peach, spice and mango that continue on the long finish. A great apéritif and pairs with any light foods. DL

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Pépière 2014 Vins de Pays du Val de Loire Rose "La Pepie"

Made from two-thirds Cot (Malbec) and one-third Cabernet Franc. The 2014 La Pépie Rosé shows the lovely, lively fruit of this vintage, with pretty red-currant and raspberry fruit on the palate with hints of citrus and rose. It's balanced, bright and refreshing at 12% alcohol. Serve very cool with just about anything this summer - simply delicious!

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Gilbert, Philippe 2014 Menetou-Salon Rose

From a parcel of Pinot Noir in the commune of Morogues, in biodynamic farming since 2006. Very pale pink color. Subtle, lovely aromas of floral-tinged raspberry with citrus and peach. The palate is very light but with good concentration of pure berry fruits and mineral flavors that are lifted by crisp acidity. The finish is long and elegant. This is a superb rosé for those seeking subtlety and balance, highly recommended!

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Thomas-Labaille 2014 Sancerre Rose Authentique 5/28

From Pinot Noir grown on the limestone hills of Chavignol. Lovely very pale pink color, pretty aromas of red raspberry, tart strawberry, citrus and melon. The palate is very crisp and fresh with candied red fruits, citrus and stony acids that continue in the juicy and very mineral finish. This is one of the raciest rosés you can find, very elegant and refreshing - serve quite cool on a hot day with anything grilled, or just sip and enjoy....

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Dauny 2014 Sancerre Rosé Pynoz

The Dauny estate has been organic since the 1960s and never fails in delivering pure, expressive wines from Sancerre. The rosé is made from the estate’s younger vines of Pinot Noir and shows steely minerals, citrus pith, and a touch of red raspberry, accompanied by fresh acidity. This would be perfect with lighter fare and on its own while lounging on the roof/stoop/fire escape or whichever form of outdoor seating you may have! Tim Gagnon

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Morin, Gerard et Pierre 2014 Sancerre Rose

Were there ever an example of terroir trumping cepage, Sancerre rosé would be pretty good case for it. Made with the Pinot Noir grape, it's high-toned, chiseled, mineral, and chalky like the more familiar Sancerre blanc though it shows subtle, delicate, red-fruit tones. The Morin 2014 is fairly taut and circumspect at the moment, though it blossoms with air. There are pretty wild cherry, citrus and chalk notes which carry through on the palate. Newly arrived it's showing mostly nervy and mineral right now, this should be come more compelling as the aromatic and structural elements integrate. This will be lovely with lighter fare, such as salads, marinated goat cheese, seafood, not to mention make a beautiful aperitif by the pool or the beach. -John McIlwain

 

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Le Sot de L'Ange 2014 VdF Rose La Boutanche

Quentin Bourse took over a friend’s estate in Azay le Rideau after working with many producers near Montlouis (notably Domaine Huet in Vouvray) just in time for the 2013 vintage. The estate was already certified biodynamic which is quite rare in Azay, and covers 12 hectares on clay over silica. This rosé made from Grolleau is pure glou glou! It is light, fresh, and mineral-driven with tart cranberries, red raspberry, a touch of citrus, and a zippy acidity that carries through onto the finish leaving you wanting more. Thankfully this is a full 1L bottle, so there is more to be had! Tim Gagnon

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Horiot 2009 Rosé des Riceys En Valingrain (Still)

Obscurity has seldom prevented any of us at Chambers Street Wines from falling in love with a wine. One wine which tugs at the heartstrings for me is rarity Rosé des Riceys, the still rosé from the Aube in Champagne, which is made in tiny quantities only in warm vintages. Famously a favorite of the Sun King, this has more in common with a red wine than most rosés. First the wine is intended for aging, typically it is released after a good amount of aging (2009 is the current release for Horiot for instance). Second, the color is a good deal darker than the pale salmon hue of most rosés; it’s more of an oeil de perdrix, garnet shade, resembling a light-bodied red. Finally, there’s a real sense of terroir to the wines, the Gôut des Riceys, which reveals itself with bottle age or with plenty of air over the course of an evening; the nose becomes reminiscent of roses while a sapid earthiness emerges on the palate. This aromatic complexity and delicate perfume beckons one in, making it more a wine of contemplation, than your typical vin de soif rosé. This would be a lovely wine to pair with poached salmon and sauce Maltaise.  -John McIlwain

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Collotte 2014 Marsannay Rosé

With a floral and deeply- red fruited nose, the 2014 Domaine Collotte Marsannay rosé is exuberant, verging on effusive. Wild cherry and rose petals give way to a cool citrus peel aromas. Somewhat rich, the racy, medium weight palate shows hints of cherry, herbs, and a hint of mineral funk. It's long and savory with a pleasing hint of cherry pit on the lively finish. This should be wonderful on warm summer evenings with a variety of lighter dishes. -John McIlwain

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Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2014 Beaujolais Rosé d'Folie

Jean-Paul Brun has never faltered in making some of our favorite, classic wines from Beaujolais. He always vinifies his rosé traditionally preferring Burgundian winemaking to the Beaujolais norm of carbonic maceration, and given the results, we agree! It is light, pale pink in color with fresh strawberry, red raspberry, and a hint of orange blossom. This wine is perfect for outdoor drinking this summer, with or without food. Pure vin de soif! Tim Gagnon

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Vissoux 2014 Beaujolais les Griottes Rose

From a small parcel in the southern Beaujolais on clay and silica soils over limestone. Direct press, one day maceration, wild yeast fermentation, no chaptalization, minimal SO2  The 2014 Les Griottes shows light herbal raspberry, rose and stone aromas. The palate is light but long with stone, raspberry and citrus fruit, crisp acidity and a nice mouth-coating finish. A lovely dry rose with enough depth and character to accompany anything from oysters to chicken!

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Jouves, Fabien 2014 VdF Rose A Table!!!

Fabien Jouves comes from a long line of winemakers in Cahors. However, until he took over the estate after graduating from Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux in 2004, all wine made was sold in bulk to cooperatives. Since taking over he has converted all 22 hectares of vines to biodynamic farming (certified as of 2012), and has been making terroir-driven, authentic wines that are expressive and pure joy to drink. All of his vines are planted in clay and limestone soils at around 1100m in elevation above the hills of Quercy. While he does make single-vineyard wines under the Cahors AOC, his ‘A Tablé!!!’ rosé is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Merlot made with the saignée method. It is dark pink in color and wildly aromatic much like the region from where it comes. Grapefruit, strawberry, watermelon rind, thyme, and a subtle touch of rose petal come to mind and on the palate it is full-bodied but very dry with a good amount of structure. This would go well with picnic foods of all kinds from cured meats, herbed soft cheeses, or even hot dogs on the grill. Tim Gagnon

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Lafond, Jean-Pierre & Pascal 2014 Tavel Roc-Epine Rosé

This well-known family estate produces excellent Tavel from certified organic vineyards and includes Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc and Mourvedre! Floral strawberry and peach aromas with hints of melon and stone. the palate deepens with aeration and shows ripe strawberry, red currant and citrus with licorice and hazelnut - really lovely! Full bodied but with nice balancing acidity - serve with grilled tuna, pork or chicken or as an aperitif.

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Manissy 2014 Tavel Cuvee des Lys Rose

Tavel, the warm, grenache-based rosé famously espoused by AJ Liebling, is perhaps more suited for the table than a light quaff on the patio. A darker pink than your typical salmon-hued wines of  Southern France with a palate to match, Tavel, if you'll forgive the idea, is a more "serious" rosé. The organically farmed Manissy 'Cuvée des Lys' is dark-fruited with ripe plum and garrique on the nose, with the spiciy warmth of sun-kissed Grenache on the medium-bodied palate followed by a hint of pleasing tannic bitterness on the finish. Served cool, this savory richness makes it a rosé especially suited for grilled meats, big flavors like tapenade, and sheep's milk cheeses on a late summer night. -John McIlwain

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Ferme Saint-Martin 2014 Côtes du Ventoux Rosé d'Entrevon

A lovely rosé of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault grown in the Ventoux.  Very pretty peach/raspberry aromas with citrus and spice. Beautiful palate of red-currant, raspberry, peach and brown spice, light but with good density and length. The Ferme Saint-Martin Rosé is always excellent - the 2014 is a light but complex and very pretty wine that is highly recommended, and it's a sensational value! P.S. Drinking beautifully in January of 2016 and will be delicious this coming summer as well...

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La Bastide Blanche 2014 Bandol Rose

Michel and Louis Bonzo acquired this estate in 1970 which is situated in St. Anne de Castellet, an area in Bandol with a terroir rich in limestone. This terroir, along with the estate’s desire for maintaining low yields each vintage (never more than 34 or 35 hl/ha), gives structure, balance, and elegance to these wines.  This rosé is a blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, and 20% Cinsault and offers aromas of tangerine, nectarine, garrigue, and wild strawberry. On the palate it has nice weight and a gentle salinity that mingles well with fresh fruit. This would be excellent with fish and vegetable dishes. Tim Gagnon

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Sulauze 2014 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé

A perennial favorite is back! This is a classic Provencal rosé made from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle, and Mourvedre. Very pale pink color with aromas of peach, orange blossom, strawberry, and hints of cucumber. The wine is dry and mineral-driven on the palate with delicate peach skin and sweet spice. It’s fresh, delicious, and a fantastic value! Tim Gagnon

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Petit Domaine de Gimios 2012 Vin de Table Petit Rosé de Gimios

A field blend of mostly Muscat and Grenache grown on broken-up calcareous rocks on a high plateau behind the village of Saint-Jean-de-Minervois. While it is one of the most natural rosés we carry (not even organic treatments are used in the vineyards), and one of the most distinctive, it is also clean and beautiful. This 'pink table wine,' as the back label reads, is closer to a light red than a rosé. Though the finish has some thickness to it, the wine is bursting with basil, rosemary, and raspberry, balanced with a touch of earth. Enough acidity to keep it light on its feet, too. Try serving it quite cold, with charcuterie, and with a group of friends eager to experience one of the most uniquely pleasing rosés in existence. (Beware - No added sulfur!) JK

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Cal Demoura 2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Qu'es Aquo Rosé

Mas Cal Demoura is one of the finest estates in the Languedoc, created by Jean-Pierre Jullien in th 1970s, now owned by isabelle and Vincent Goumard. The rose Qu'es Aquo is primarily Grenache and Cinsault grown on  pebbly limestone and clay soils in the Terasse de Larsac. Certified organic, hand harvested, very low yields. Aromas of ripe raspberry, red currant and white fruits with spice and citrus. Deep pure red fruits on the palate, quite pretty and long, with juicy red fruits in the crisp finish. Really pretty - serve with Salade Nicoise, grilled chicken or just sip by itself.

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Raventós I Blanc 2014 Penedes La Rosa

With a wine-making history dating back to 1497, the Raventos estate is well-known in Spain for crafting serious wines. It was here that the first cava was produced in Spain in 1872 by Josep Raventos Fatjo! The estate is now guided by the deft hand of Pepe Raventos (who has staged with Didier Dagueneau in the Loire and Harold Hexamer in the Nahe among others) who has converted the entire estate to biodynamic farming and, based on geological surveys of the land, has divided the vines into 44 separate parcels. All of these parcels are tended separately to their own specific needs, with all vineyard work done by hand. The 'La Rosa' cuvee is made of Pinot Noir from the Raventos' highest elevation vineyards. Here, the limestone and chalk soils are exposed, which give an unfaltering minerality to the finished wine. It is very delicate on the nose with strawberry, rose petal, nectarine, and tangerine aromas. On the palate it is ripe with tart red cherries, citrus pith, and a mouth-watering acidity. This would be perfect for all kinds of summertime activities! Tim Gagnon

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Daniel Ramos Kapi 2012 Sierra de Gredos Garnacha Rosé

This bold and exciting 100% Garnacha rose from the talented Daniel Ramos in the Gredos (Avila) makes us misty for López de Heredia's layered, luscious, deliberately oxidative rosado. Ramos revives the traditional method of making rosado in the region, aging it in American oak barrels for great aging and pairing potential. Warm and spicy aromas of hibiscus, clove, and black cherry compote; the palate shows great depth of flavor, with musky ripe raspberry, red apple skins, cinnamon sticks, with salty floral notes. Incredibly delicious with jamon, chorizo, seafood stews, grilled steaks on the rare side, and soft, earthy cheese. Ariana Rolich

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Montenidoli 2014 IGT Toscana Rose Canaiuolo

Etruscans were the first to plant vines in this corner of Tuscany overlooking San Gimignano. When Sergio and Elisabetta purchased the land in 1965 the vines were overgrown with brambles and the olive trees were growing wild. They revitalized the vineyards and produced their first vintage in 1971, never using insecticides or herbicides. From red-stemmed Canaiolo grapes, this pale rosato is lush with violets, herbs and sour cherries. Elisabetta suggests pouring it into a champagne flute to really appreciate the nose. Bright acidity makes it perfect to pair with antipasto, prosciutto, bruschetta, light pastas, cheese or even something spicy. It’s my favorite rose so far this summer! Christine Manula

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Terre Nere 2014 Etna Rosato

Tenuta Terre Nere, located on the northern slopes of Mt. Etna, is believed to be among the highest vineyards in Italy and Europe. 500,000 years of volcanic eruptions has left the area with ash speckled by black pumice and peppered with abundant volcanic rocks. Marco de Grazia never planned to make a rosé, but his daughter loves pink and painting the cellar pink just wasn’t enough. He says this late-ripening indigenous Nerello Mascalese rosé has “the body of a white and the soul of a red.” With good acidity and smooth tannins, red berries, plums and hints of tarragon, it would be well-matched with fish, poultry, light pastas, prosciutto and cantaloupe, figs, olives and cheese. Christine Manula

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Division 2014 Gamay Rose

This is Gamay from Washington, perfectly channeled by Tom and Kate at Division Wine Co. into a crisp and lively, Loire-inspired rose. Vineyard - Willard Farms, Yakima Valley AVA. Terroir - Volcanic micoene, basalt, quartz and lime- slilica, loam/sediment from Missoula floods, alc 12.5%, no R/S, 105 cases produced. Native yeast fermented and raised in stainless steel. Refreshing acidity combines with delicate nectarine, crunchy watermelon, and a hint of orange blossom. Enjoy with fish, squid, and vegetables. Ariana

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Turley 2014 Napa Valley White Zinfandel

From estate Zinfandel vines picked early to make a bright, dry rosé. Wild yeast fermentation.

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Clos Saron 2013 California Tickled Pink

I drink one bottle of Tickled Pink rose all by myself each year, a ritual that dates back to a birthday gift of a bottle of the 2009 from my brother in California. (I don't think the wine made it to New York in those days.) Great memories of charcuterie, almonds, and an open window, balcony, or grill accompany the arrival of this wine each year. Last year, we did not receive any. Gideon Beinstock explains that the 2013 vintage took some time to stabilize and achieve the desired expression of the earth and grapes. He waited it out, and the results are outstanding! A lustrous, mineral-rich blend of Syrah, Graciano, and Verdelho, co-fermented for 18 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It has evolved beautifully since our first taste back in March, with gentle tannins, crunchy nectarine, tart cherry, white pepper, sea salt, pink flowers, and stones. A truly special and contemplative rose! Ariana Rolich

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Nusserhof (Heinrich Mayr) 2013 Südtirol Lagrein Kretzer (Rosato)

Hailing from the Tyrolean encalve of Bolzano, the wines of Nüsserhof are more of a piece with Austria than with Italy. Lagrein is a fairly obscure grape, descendent of Teroldego and related to Pinot Noir and Syrah, that can give fairly aromatic and high-toned wines. Light orange, ruby red in color, the nose shows aromas of cherries in Kirsch, strawberries and cream, candied red currants. The palate shows this wine to closer to a light red with round and weighty tannins, highlighted by red plums, goji berries, rhubarb, and blackberry coulis with a discrete, yet grippy finish. David Salinas

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