Late winter is an awkward time for rosé drinkers. The new vintage, save for a few early exceptions, has yet to be bottled, while those wines deemed ready for consumption are still slowly floating their way across the Atlantic from their cellars of origin. Most of us have drunk up all our rosés from last summer, but the first foreboding rays of spring have got us wishing we had tucked a few extra bottles in the fridge door, handy for when the mood inevitably strikes. But fear not, rosé drinkers: there is a silver—or rather, pink—lining! We still have plenty of great rosé in stock. And while the much-maligned notion to avoid anything but the freshest vintage has been disproven time and time again, it bears repeating that good rosé lasts well beyond its first year of life, changing and often improving with the passage of time. Eighteen months after harvest, new aromas have emerged, sharp edges are elegantly rounded out, and many rosés have taken on a savory depth to complement their bright fruit. We select our rosés on the basis of an authentic expression of terroir and skillful winemaking, so they are just as capable of improving as many whites and reds—a nuance that is often lost by drinking them only in their tender youth. But now, all the elements have fallen into perfect harmony, just as we would expect from any thoughtfully-crafted wine. We’ve put together this discounted collection, featuring some of our favorite rosés in their very prime, to satisfy your late winter rosé craving—because the fact that the 2020s have yet to complete the long journey across the pond is no reason to go rosé-less, for any length of time. During the month of March, use promo code ROSE15 online to receive 15% off the wines below.
15% off wines in the collection, now through the end of the month!
This discounted collection celebrates Corsica’s pioneering vignerons and features bottles that display the Île de Beauté’s identity in all its splendid glory: tenacious and soulful, forged by Mediterranean sunshine, sea salt, and wild maquis herbs.
In 1976, when I was busy being born as a wine importer, Richard Olney guided me through the French vineyards. He introduced me to Domaine Tempier, Clape, Chave, and other incomparable sources. In the Beaujolais we visited Château Thivin and Georges Duboeuf. I chose to pursue Thivin
Tasting the two side-by-side today, the 2019 Mégaphone is a step up in structure and complexity from the comparatively ethereal 2019 Pigeoulet—also gorgeous and highly recommended. If the latter is a hedonistic country quaffer, the former is a full and intense sensory immersion in Provence
When traveling the wine route in France and Italy, I come across fine olive oil almost as often as I come across fine wine. Of course, these are the two staples of the diet in this part of the world...
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
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