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From the famous family behind Peyrassol, the ‘La Croix’ Rose is an extremely quaffable Rose that’s equally well-suited for the pool deck as well as the dinner table. It’s so inviting with aromas of peach, apricots and wild flowers. On the palate, nothing but the juiciness of citrus, honeysuckle, melon and wild berries. It’s a crisp, refreshing Rose that is bone dry with a hint of salinity and minerality on the close. An absolute treat in a glass.
If you’re looking for one of my most sincere recommendations of the year, heed this: this is the Rose to have of all the ones I’ve tried so far. The newly released 2021 Effet Papillon Rose is off the charts. Made 100% from Grenache (as many of the best Southern French Roses are, this is salmon in color. It boasts aromas of bright red and stone fruits, orange rinds and a hint of lemon zest. It’s incredibly smooth and dry, making it a great food wine– but this Rose is serious with depth and complexity, making it worthy of enjoying on its own.
Winemaker Marjorie Gallet’s Effet Papillon Rouge is a terrific blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignane, harvested from the iron rich soil just outside of Rivesaltes at the base of Pyrenees. This one is a vibrant wine, with aromas of wild black raspberries and sweet spices. The mid palate is rich and velvety, with a core of sweet black fruit that finishes fresh, long and silky. At the price, it’s one of the easier no-brainer case buys we offer.
91 Points, James Suckling – 90 Points, Vinous
New York Times’ 20 Under $20 ‘Top Wines of the Summer’
Josh Raynolds of Vinous’ gave it their highest score ever in their 9 years reviewing the wine, calling it “lively and sharply focused” as well as complimenting the “very good clarity on the palate.” James Suckling saw it even one point higher at 91, calling it “Medium-bodied, with a round, creamy yet fresh palate. Delicate and balanced.” It’s just a really, really solid wine. Beautiful display of fresh red and citrus fruits with great tension, strong acid and a beautiful mineral cut on the finish. Everything you want in a summer Rose.
It’s hard to beat a great value white wine and this one is a at least a cut above the rest. One prominant industry insider called the 2020 edition, “the best white wine by any within $20/cs of this price.” It’s super crisp with a great mineral streak, and was carefully picked by hand when the temperature is coolest and is kept cool all the way into the press. From there, the effect of the mineral soil takes over, providing great finesse and freshness in every bottle. This white blend has great backbone and a lot of juicy fruit coming through behind aromas of flowers and stone fruits. At this price, it’s a no brainer.
New York Times Wine ’20 Under $20: Wines of Summer’
This is a gorgeous example of Syrah and probably the best I’ve had at this price point. It’s a lighter style of a usually powerful grape, that Paris manages to make just as intense, but with an immense freshness and elegance. Instead of being hit over the head with jammy texture, you’re treated to cascading waves of silky dark fruits with cranberries, sage and baking spices and a hint of white pepper.
Just in time, we have the release of Vincent Ricard’s all-time great white wine bargain. This is a crisp, clean and flat out delicious Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The protege to the Silex-style of Dagueneau – who over the last 15 years has produced flawless and beloved white wines that at last count were on the wine lists of over 36 Michelin-starred restaurants. This is a great house white and one that can surely hold its own with just about everything on the table.