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What is your favorite Rose?

Lopez Heredia Vina Tondonia Rosado
3
17%
Mordoree Tavel
7
39%
Tempier Bandol Rose
7
39%
Bruno Clair Marsannay Rose
1
6%
Any German Spaetburgunder Rose
0
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Rose

by Bill Hooper » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:20 pm

Rose Season is upon us! Why not take the time to vote for your favorite?
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Re: Rose

by Sue Courtney » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:25 pm

Hi Bill,
I haven't tried any of those although this summer, just ending in New Zealand, my favourite was a Rose made from Pinot Noir by a producer called Schubert in the Martinborough region at the bottom of the North Island.
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Re: Rose

by Robin Garr » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:32 pm

Bill Hooper wrote:Rose Season is upon us! Why not take the time to vote for your favorite?


I voted Tempier, but you shoulda included 'other'. :)

What about Bugey?
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Re: Rose

by Bill Hooper » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:44 pm

Robin,

I had "Other (discuss)" for my last option, but it didn't show. I might have screwed something up. If you want to change the poll to add other, please do -there might be more disscussion generated. I'm not sure if I can go back and edit it.


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Re: Rose

by Robin Garr » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:45 pm

Bill Hooper wrote:I had "Other (discuss)" for my last option, but it didn't show. I might have screwed something up. If you want to change the poll to add other, please do -there might be more disscussion generated. I'm not sure if I can go back and edit it.


We're all learning this software together, Bill, including me. I thought I had set the parameters to allow polls with up to 10 questions. I'll check that.

It's still a good poll, anyway ... "other" isn't really necessary because folks can do just as I did ... post a reply.
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Re: Rose

by James Dietz » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:11 pm

Flawed poll!!! :lol:

From the limited choices, I would have picked Tempier, but we drink gallons of Rose all year round..

Some of our favorites:

Charles Melton (Rhone blend)

Crios (Malbec)

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Re: Rose

by Gavin Trott » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:26 pm

2005 David Franz Red Rose

Fascinating wine from the Barossa Valley, a 'field blend' of many varieties including Old Vine Mourvedre, Fronti, Grenache and much more.

Castagna Allegro 100% Shiraz Rose from Castagna wines in Beechworth Victoria.

Both bone dry and fascinating.

Honourable mention to Charles Melton Rose of Virginia.

I think they come under

Other :lol:
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Re: Rose

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:31 pm

Good call on that Melton rose, Gavin. Great stuff!
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None of the Above?

by Dan Donahue » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:37 pm

Had the '04 Tempier last night. A ok wine but Rose just doesn't do it for me.
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Re: Rose

by Randy Buckner » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:12 pm

I'd list my favorite Rose, but it is too hard to find and youz bums would take it all away from me. :(
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Re: Rose

by Jenise » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:09 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:I'd list my favorite Rose, but it is too hard to find and youz bums would take it all away from me. :(


We have ways of making you talk. Dietz, get the chains!
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Re: Rose

by Otto » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:54 pm

I'm a bit disappointed that no one has mentioned the greatest of all still rosés: Musar! Hahaaa! It rocks!!!! (Ok, I'll get me coat.)

But seriously: several other Bandol producers make cracking rosé. Do look out for Bunan also. Anyone had an aged Bandol rosé? They can be absolutely smashing.
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by Jenise » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:07 pm

cracking rosé.


Ugh. I'm now going to be humming Neil Diamond songs the rest of the day. THANKS A LOT.
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Re: Rose

by Bob Henrick » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:11 pm

Sue Courtney wrote:Hi Bill,
I haven't tried any of those although this summer, just ending in New Zealand, Sue


Sue, after almost 10 years of posting here on the old then new then the reincarneted WLDG, I am constantly amazed at the rapacity of time. It seems that your spring and our autumn was just beginning. Now our winter is drawing to a close and your autumn is upon you. I hope you have a mild but yet red wine inspiring winter in the coming months.
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Re: Rose

by Jake Parrott » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:19 pm

Tondonia and Tempier are in a separate category, I think--the ageworthy, just-happen-to-be-pink wines. So perhaps the more apropos questions is, what's the best freshfreshfresh summer rose. For me, it has to be Domaine Sorin Cotes de Provence. Mostly mourvedre, and (dare I say it) a bit serious, but still fresh, fruity and refreshing enough to please the non-geeks. And it doesn't have the problem of a lot (perhaps even the majority) of Sud roses--that little bit of alcohol peeking out the back of the finish.
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Re: Rose

by Otto » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:57 am

Jenise wrote:
cracking rosé.


Ugh. I'm now going to be humming Neil Diamond songs the rest of the day. THANKS A LOT.


Huh? That reference was lost on me...
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Pretty limited

by wrcstl » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:26 am

It is getting to be rose time. If I had to pick I would go with Tempier but my approach is to wait until the current vintage comes in, buy anything between $10-15 from the south of France and then just come home on a hot summer night and wolf it down while sitting in the back yard. I do not spend a lot of time thinking about rose, just enjoying it. Can't drink it in the winter, a definite seasonal wine.
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Re: Rose

by David Nelson » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:55 am

I tend to find different favorites each year. Last year was Clos Roche Blanche's 2004 - lovely, melony and slightly bitter at the death. I enjoyed that a great deal.

The biggest problem for me is finding a quality rosé with a modest alcohol level. Rosés seem to easily show unpleasant alcohol to my palate, particularly with food. As a result, most of the ones I enjoy come from the Loire.

The Lopez de Heredia is a wild wine, which I'm glad I've had the fortune to try on a couple of occassions (both '95 vintage IIRC), but I don't know that I'll be a big buyer of that one. Very unusual, complex, but not necessarily pleasant flavors and aromas. Of course, as I'm reminiscing about it, I'm starting to crave some (perhaps that's because I gave up wine for Lent . . .).

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by Mark Lipton » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:51 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:But seriously: several other Bandol producers make cracking rosé. Do look out for Bunan also.


Spot on, Otto. Another good Bandol rosé comes from Terrebrun, a Kermit Lynch import (surprise, surprise!) and is better QPR than Tempier's, alas.

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Re: Rose

by Jay Miller » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:52 pm

We're on page 2 and no one has mentioned Cotat? Shame, shame...
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Re: Rose

by MtBakerDave » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:12 am

I chose the Domaine Mordoree Tavel, and the Bandol is awfully awfully fine too, but probably the ones that intrigued me the most last year were not on the list. One is the 2004 Forte Canto Rosato, a nice Negroamaro Salento from Lecce, and another is the '04 Bergevin Lane Rose, a blend of who-knows-what? The Forte Canto was very crisp, with tangerine on the palate, and a tremendously viscous mouthfeel. The Bergevin Lane was elegant beyond belief. I had a couple bottles open at once after a party last summer and it took me four days to finish them. They just kept getting better and better, sitting in the fridge. How many rose's can you say that about? I'm looking forward to the '05 vintage of that one, although I expect it to be hard to get.

Also last fall I tasted a barrel sample of Dunham's rose that should be out soon. It was very light-colored, and I'll be interested to try that too.

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Re: Rose

by Dale Williams » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:22 am

I chose the LdH Tondonia from available options, but as others stated it's not really what I think of when I'm looking for a rose. I love it, but it's not summer picnic wine.

I love the Cotat, but it's rather steep. The rose I've probably bought the most of the last 3 summers (and thoroughly enjoyed each bottle) is the Cantalupo Il Mimo.
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by Jake Parrott » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:34 am

I luuuuuuuuuuuuurve Il Mimo. Also the Mayr Lagrein Rosato can be nice.
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Re: Rose

by Jay Miller » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:49 am

Mark Lipton wrote:
Otto Nieminen wrote:But seriously: several other Bandol producers make cracking rosé. Do look out for Bunan also.


Spot on, Otto. Another good Bandol rosé comes from Terrebrun, a Kermit Lynch import (surprise, surprise!) and is better QPR than Tempier's, alas.

Mark Lipton


And, of course, Pradeaux. Though the last few vintages I've tried have not lived up to some earlier ones.
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