I had my dry rosé epiphany back in 2004 with a Negroamaro rosato from Puglia in the bootheel of Italy. Since then, I’ve been a huge fan of the style and at big tastings, I’ll often hit the pinks before the well-aged prestige reds. I appreciate wines of all styles and colors, but when you get to know winemakers you find out that this is the particular type of wine they’ll make for their own consumption during the months following harvest. Many great examples abound, but if you have the cash on hand, be sure to try the entire line up from Château d’Esclans, the king of Provençal rosé producers. The Whispering Angel is a delight at $20, but the Garrus at $120 is something you will never forget… Even if you’ve never been to France, you will experience springtime on your palate regardless of what month it is where you are tasting.
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