Just in time for fall rosé season, a recent blog post on be.good by Ms. Kyle Blum-Goodrich featured three of our delicious organic rosé wines from Cantina Pizzolato, Italy, Vignobles Raymond, France and our newest partner Pratello, Italy.
According to Kyle:
“Admittedly, before writing this my knowledge of rosé was a little limited — I knew it was pretty, I knew it was pink, I knew that it tasted good and I knew that it’s a pretty good way to get white-girl-wasted. But in just one morning of researching (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it), I’ve learned quite a bit. And of course I am dropping all of that knowledge on you.
Here’s what I (now) know. Rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may also be the oldest known type of wine (who knew?), since it’s the most straightforward to make using the skin contact method. It also typically has a lighter alcohol content (especially English rosés), so you can enjoy a few more sips without feeling tipsy (score, #moredrinksplease). Side note: I also learned that although it may go against every grammar police bone in your body, the plural of rosé is indeed rosés.”
“I also know that not all rosés are created equal when it comes to our health and the environment. Like any other wine, grapes for rosé go through a lot of the same farming practices that other crops do. This could mean hefty use of chemicals. Grapes, FYI, are part of the “Dirty Dozen,” which means they are one of the top 12 foods with the most pesticide residue. Which also means that that very same pesticide residue is probably making it into your wine…But there are a lot of vineyards and wineries out there that are doing it better…I have gathered some of the best organic, made with organic grapes, biodynamic, etc., etc. rosés out there for all of your drinking pleasure. Happy sipping!”
Here is Kyle’s take on our three organic rosé wines, made with 100% organic grapes, coming soon to retail and restaurants near you!
Paloma Rose Secco (Treviso, Italy)
Made with organically grown grapes this extra dry rosé is made with Prosecco and Raboso grapes. The wine, which is also vegan, has harmonic notes in the mouth with sweet fruity notes with hints of cherry and delicate florals in balance with a good acidity.
Elodie Cuvée Florale (Provence, France)
88 Points from Wine Enthusiast
Made with Organically Grown Grapes, the Elodie Cuvée Florale is Bureau Veritas Certified. The nose is powerful and elegant, with notes of grapefruit, white peaches and strawberry.
The mouth is ample and fine, ending with refined flowery notes.
Pratello Chiaretto (Valtènesi DOC, Italy)
87 Points from Wine Enthusiast
Made with a blend of organically grown grapes (50% Groppello, 20% Marzemino, 15% Barbera, 15% Sangiovese).
The aromas are clean, clear and unmistakable — ranging from the scent of the almond blossom in bloom, banana, to kaiser pears, to cedar, to golden apple.
And it boasts a flavor of extensive freshness, the smooth taste of fresh grapes, with a neutral background and slight bitterness, reminiscent of bitter almonds.