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90 Points, Vinous
The Rosa di Ceparano 2022 is a racy blend made up of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Syrah vinified separately but both in stainless steal. Vinifying separately gives this wine a lot of flair with contrasting personalities that leads to inviting notes of fresh flowers, cherries, white peach and wild strawberries. On the palate, the wine is a little bit savory, with a solid core of red berry flavors with hints of citrus and even a little shot of spice and nutmeg that flashes. It’s a vibrant Rose that should pair quite nicely with food.
90 Points, Vinous
As of late, the duo is making some of the very best Pink wines in all of France, maybe even the world. Certainly, there’s no one right now producing greater values than what the Bielers are able to create. Take their 2021 Provence Rose as a perfect example: a lights out, bone-dry yet succulent, food-friendly treat that continues the trends of 90+ point reviews. The late, great Josh Raynolds of Vinous gave this one 90 points, calling the wine “juicy, focused, and energetic on the palate.” A perfect summarization.
Fresh off a huge feature in The Wall Street Journal in which they were crowned as the top Prosecco Rose in a lineup of 14, I suspect what was once our little secret will explode. James Suckling also finally got around to tasting it and gave it 91 points. I’d rate it even higher. The 2021 Bisol Jeio Brut Prosecco Rosé is remarkable, and simply put, mouth-wateringly delicious. Inviting aromas of flowers and wild strawberries, with a complex mouthfeel that sings with citrus fruits and creaminess from the tiny crisp bubbles.
From the famous family behind Peyrassol, comes a new Cotes du Provence smash hit. The wine is pale pink in color with notes of small wild berries on the nose complemented by a hint of juniper. This spiciness lends weight to the liveliness on the palate reminiscent of exotic citrus fruits, creating a crisp, harmonious and refreshing ensemble. Spice lingers on the palate for a full and round finish.
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This is a Nicholas Faithful favorite. Even though it’s technically a non-vintage it was last disgorged in the 2019 vintage. La Cravantine, is a sparkling rosé of 100% Cabernet Franc, bone-dry, super fresh and with bubbles so tiny and fine, it puts most “real” Champagne to shame. Appealing strawberry and mineral scents are encased in a firm structure with a dry and spicy quality in the palate. This wine is incredibly versatile – perfect with just about any fish, fried food, or do like I do and enjoy it on it’s own.
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast (#28, 2023 Top 100 Best Buys) – 92 Points, Decanter
You aren’t going to do better finding a racy, mouthwateringly spicy, zipped-up bottle of Rose than this Italian gem. You’re certainly not going to find one as highly rated or highly recommended by two very-well respected wine critics. And, of course, you won’t find an uglier label out there either.
An outrageously good wine for the price, this is an intricate and racy blend of 30% Cab Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Vermentino, 5% Colombard, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Arinarnoa, 5% Carmenere, 3% Tannat and 2% Syrah. All this to say, that this is a Rose blend made with a lot of thought and a formula that has been tinkered dozens of times over the years. It’s as crisp and and vibrant as you’d want – with tropical and stone fruit flavors up front, a dash of wild strawberry, some floral elements and juicy nectarine. It’s steely, and minerally with great acid. This is a food friendly treat or a pink wine that could shine on its own.