2015 Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose

2015 Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose

Case of the Month – Our best selling dry rose of all time and the most awarded dry rose in the United States is back and it’s better than ever!  Email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com to place your order or stop by and pick some up.  Rob Griffin works magic with this wine every single year, and he really nailed it with his 2015 Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose.  For the eleventh year in a row, his rose took home a Gold Medal and best in show at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Translated, that means the largest wine competition in the United States deemed this to be the best domestic dry rose of the year.  I definitely get it!  Although dry in flavor, this is a rose for all palates and budgets — from its deeper color and creamier texture to its ridiculously low price, this is one of the most satisfying wines of the spring and summer season.  It’s our new Case of the Month, and it’s on sale at one of the best price’s we can find in the country — it’s the 2015 Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose and here’s the deal:

2015 Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose
Regular Price: $12.99/bottle

On Sale Through Tuesday, June 14th
$9.99/bottle on solid case purchases — That’s Over 20% Off!

Dry rose consumption is at an all time high in the United States and it is wines like this one that are contributing to that trend.  Far removed from the blush wines of the past, the new breed of dry roses are crisp, refreshing, and loaded with aromas and flavors of spring and summer.  In the case of the Barnard Griffin Sangiovese Rose, think warm summer strawberries, watermelon, peach and white flowers all offered up on a zesty, fuller bodied, and lower acid palate.

If I haven’t sold you yet on the virtues of this wine and dry rose in general, let me tell you more about how roses are made.  Black-skinned grapes (in this case Sangiovese) are crushed and the juice that is released is clear — at this point, you basically have a white wine, and some producers actually make white wines out of black skinned grapes (Domaine Serene makes a White Pinot Noir every year). Thus, if you like white wine, there is no reason you shouldn’t like dry rose!  After the grapes are crushed and the juice is released, the juice and the skins remain in contact with each other for a short period of time, usually 1 to 3 days.  The longer the juice and skin remain in contact with one another, the darker the rose.

Based on the deeper color of this wine, I would say that the juice and the skins spent a little more time hanging out together.  It’s in no way heavy or tannic, but it does possess a deeper hue than many of the other roses that we stock.  With a terrific balance of red fruit and orchard fruit aromas and flavors along with a subtle floral nuance, this is spring/summer sunshine in a bottle!  Drink this one all spring and summer or all year with or without food.  Try it with spicy stuff (think Thai or Indian food) or green stuff (think asparagus or caprese salad) and experience wine and food nirvana.  More specifically, try it this Friday at our free wine tasting from 4-7 p.m.

Want to make sure you get some of this at the best price in the country?  Stop by and pick some up or email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com with your order.  I’ll be glad to hold your order for you until you can make it by.  Cheers and happy summer drinking and eating.

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