Discover Rose & Spain’s Greatest Cava from New York Vintners

Dear New York Vintners Friends,

The overall quality of rosé wines has improved tremendously over the last couple of years. We’ve come a long way since crowds in the 80s and 90s were drinking rosé in the unfortunate forms of White Zinfandel and Mateus. Since then, consumers have become more educated about wine, and their palates want better.

The majority of rosé wines today are made in a light, crisp style, with perhaps the premier examples coming out of Provence, Roussillon, and the Rhône Valley in southern France. Primarily based on either the Grenache or Syrah grape, these expressions move from a light pale pink to what some would consider almost red in hue. These changes in color and the terroirs from which they grow have brought about an amazing array of flavors and textures found only in blush wines.

One of the most endearing qualities of rosé is its flexibility with food. These wines work incredibly well with spring and summer produce, and especially with dishes that don’t pair well at all with red wines, like those in which vinegar plays a major role.

In addition to rosé, we’re excited to tell you about Ravéntos i Blanc, our favorite Cava house, and what may be the only wine producer to have a spot on the wine lists of over 80 of Spain’s Michelin-starred restaurants. So take a look at our unique selection of French rosés as well as this coveted Cava, and enjoy these wines this summer.

Speaking of enjoying summer, don’t forget to attend one (or more!) of our terrific events. Have a look at our full calendar.

Featured Wines

Mix any 12 featured wines and enjoy a 10% discount.

 

Domaine de Blanes 2007 Côtes Catalanes Le Clot Rosé | $15 | 36 bottles available

Region: Roussillon, France

Marie Pierre Bories of Domaine de Blanes inherited her 15-hectare family vineyard several years ago, and has been producing wines ever since. Having trained in South America and Australia, Marie Pierre developed relationships in some of.  France’s great culinary circles and has become highly regarded as a producer of distinctive wines of character. Marie Pierre has gone to great lengths to farm the estate organically.
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Chateau du Rouet 2007 Côtes de Provence Cuvée Réservée Tradition Rosé | $15 | 20 bottles available

Region: Provence, France

Although the first vines were planted at Rouet in the 18th Century, it was only after a forest fire in 1927 that the current vineyards were laid out. Prior to the French Revolution, Rouet was owned by the Marquis de Villeneuve, who supplied Louis XVI’s court with his wines. The property has been in the same family since the Revolution.
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Chateau La Coste 2007 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé | $32 | 48 bottles available Region: Provence, France
Andrea Palladio built Chateau La Coste in 1682, and the estate is planted to 150 acres of vines. The grapes are grown in soil that is clay and limestone, providing both body and acidity to the wine. With a somewhat unusual blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Palladio’s motivation was to produce the best rosé in France.

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Domaine du Deffends 2007 Rosé d’une Nuit | $23 | 42 bottles available
Region: Provence, France
Domaine du Duffends is a small, 1.5-hectare walled vineyard. The vines are extremely old with well-established roots, resulting in wines of extraordinary depth and complexity.

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Frédéric Magnien 2007 Bourgogne Rosé | $17 | 16 bottles available 
Region: Burgundy, France
Although he owns no vineyards, Frédéric Magnien is a fifth-generation Morey St. Denis winemaker. He works only with growers who follow his stringent guidelines about pruning, green-harvesting, and deciding when to harvest, all of which leads to low-yielding, quality fruit. A unique rosé of 100% Pinot Noir grapes.

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FEATURED PRODUCER

Enjoy a 10% discounton 12 bottles from our featured producer.

Raventós i Blanc

 

Raventós i Blanc was founded in 1986 by Josep Maria Raventós, a member of the Codorníu family, whose purpose was to create a small, quality-oriented winery that would stand apart from the large cooperatives in the area. Today, Raventós i Blanc owns about 300 acres of vineyards on soils with a high percentage of chalk, like Champagne, planted mostly to local varieties Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada.

 

Josep Maria has succeeded in building one of the top Cava brands in Spain. Raventós i Blancis now served in all six 3-star Michelin restaurants, including El Bulli and El Arzak, as well as the other 75 Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain.

 

There’s no doubt about the quality of this amazing Cava. 

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Raventós i Blanc 2005 Brut Cava L’Hereu| $17 | 60 bottles available

A blend of 60% Macabeo, 20% Xarel-lo, and 20% Parellada, all from estate-bottled fruit, the Brut “L’Hereu� from Raventós is simply one of the best examples of Cava at any price point.

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Raventós i Blanc 2003 Brut Cava Gran Reserva de la Finca | $27 | 36 bottles available 

91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2003 Gran Reserva de la Finca spent 36 months on its lees. It includes a majority of Xarel-lo as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Macabeo, and Parellada. It reveals more aromatic complexity, an elegant, crisp palate feel, dry flavors, and excellent length. It too is an excellent value in sparkling wine.�

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Questions? Just phone Derrick Mize at 212.812.3999 or reply to this email.

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