Provencal Rose Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Free Provencal Rosé Tasting

Saturday, August 19th from 2-5pm – Join us for a free Provencal rosé tasting this Saturday!  All of our in-stock dry rosés are on sale through Saturday, August 19th, and we’re pulling the corks on some of our favorite dry Provencal rosés for you to try before you buy.

Provence, in Southern France, is home to some of the finest dry rosé wines on the planet, and Table Wine stocks some of the finest selections.  Stop by the store this Saturday and we’ll pour you four of the best examples we stock.  First up, the crisp and aromatic Les Petit Diables is a superb value in Provencal rosé.  Dry, crisp and loaded with notes of summer peach, watermelon and white flowers, it’s a great one to wet your whistle with.  After that, we’ll treat you to a taste of the the Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence.  From the oldest vines from one of the oldest estate’s in Provence, this is a real treat and a wine you can drink now or cellar for up to a decade.  Up next, the deceptively powerful La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé was one of the top rated wines of the 2016 vintage.  The high proportion of Mourvedre in this one gives it an intensity and concentration rarely encountered.  To finish up, the Domaine des Diables Rosé is one of the most intensely aromatic rosés we carry.  Boasting incredible notes of carmelized grapefruit, peach and herb, it’s not a shy wine at all.  Sound good? Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines!

The Wines
All in-stock dry rosés, including these tasting wines, are on sale through Saturday, August 19th!  Save big on all of our dry rosé selections — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix six of them, 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them.

1. 2016 Le Petit Diable Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – This one comes to us from the same folks who made the MIP rosé, a top seller last summer.  A classic blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, it is light, delicate, aromatic and oh-so easy to drink on warm summer days.

2. 2016 Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – There is no disputing the greatness of this wine.  Before I even pour you some, know that you are on trial…….not the wine.  This is one of the oldest estates in Provence (they were founded by the Knights Templar), and they know a thing or two about dry rosé in these parts.  The estate uses their oldest vines to produce this wine.  A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Tibouren (the secret weapon), it is one of the most concentrated and intense dry rosés in the world.  Some folks age it.  I don’t.  Enjoy!

3. 2016 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé (Provence, France) – Bandol, in the southern part of Provence right on the Mediterranean, is one of the most prestigious dry rosé zones in the world and La Bastide Blanche makes one of the best versions out there.  Primarily Mourvedre with smaller portions of Grenache and Syrah, this one packs a serious punch.  Ripe strawberry, cherry, raspberry and white pepper notes permeate this fuller bodied, more structured wine.

4. 2016 Domaine des Diables “Bonbon” Rosé (Provence, France): If you were a fan of the MIP rosé last year, you are going to lose your mind when you taste this one.  From the same estate that makes the MIP, I opted for this one this year because it is amazing.  One of the most intensely aromatic rosés I’ve ever encountered, this one smells and tastes of carmelized grapefruit, gooseberry, mixed red fruits, and pungent green herbs.  Full bodied and creamy in texture, it’s a perfect pick for the summer.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Best dry rose wine sale in Asheville, North Carolina.

Best Dry Rosé Sale in Asheville

Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday August 19th – The best dry rosé sale in Asheville! With over 30 different dry rosé wines in stock, I’m pretty sure we have the best selection of pink wines in Asheville.  I love the stuff, and I might have over-ordered a bit this year.  Oh well, my over-eager ordering is your gain as we’re marking all dry rosés down through the end of the week — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix 6 of them, or 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them!  And we’ve got some of the best of the best of the highly acclaimed 2016 vintage — I’ve included some highlights below.

Please note that the discounts only apply to in-stock dry rosés, and all sales must be final by the end of business on Saturday, August 19th.  Even better, we’re pouring some of these lovely wines both Friday, August 18th (4-7pm) and Saturday, August 19th (2-5pm).  And lastly, if you know what you’d like, just email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com with your order. I can guarantee you that many of these will run out and many were purchased on a pre-sale — thus, they are not available for re-order.

Here are a few of the top rated wines of the vintage, and yes, we still have some in stock……….for now!

1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis (Txakoli, Spain) – “Light brilliant pink. Incisive, mineral-accented citrus fruit and red berry scents, along with a suave floral nuance. Silky and sharply focused on the palate, showing juicy strawberry, orange zest and mineral qualities and a deeper suggestion of peach pit. Packs a lot of flavor but comes off lithe. The mineral and floral elements carry through a very long, precise, seamless finish.” — Vinous Media — 91 pointsTaste it Friday!
Regular Price: $19.99/bottle
Sale Price: $17.99/bottle | $15.99/bottle in mixed 6-packs | $14.99/bottle in mixed cases

2. La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé (Provence, France) – “Brilliant orange-pink. Intense, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry pit and blood orange aromas, along with a sexy floral overtone. Concentrated red fruit and lavender pastille flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity that adds definition and back-end cut. Closes very long and focused, featuring resonating minerality and a lingering floral quality.” — Vinous Media – 92 pointsTaste it Saturday!
Regular Price: $26.99/bottle
Sale Price: $24.29/bottle | $21.59/bottle in mixed 6-packs | $20.24/bottle in mixed cases

3. 2016 Domaine des Diables Rosé “Bonbon” (Provence, France) – One of our newest discoveries and one of the top selling dry rosés of the summer!  A blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache, this one is intensely aromatic and super zesty.  White peach, carmelized grapefruit, pungent green herbs and more!  Oh yeah, we’ve got magnums and a few double magnums on this one! — Table Wine – 93 pointsTaste it Saturday!
Regular Price: $21.99/bottle
Sale Price: $19.79/bottle | $17.59/bottle in mixed 6-packs | $16.49/bottle in mixed cases

4. 2016 Chateau Puech-Haut Saint-Drezery Prestige Rosé (Languedoc, France) – “Beautiful as always, the 2016 Saint Drezery Prestige Rose offers clean, crisp notes of white peach, strawberries and hints of flowers. It’s a terrific, medium-bodied, elegant beauty to buy by the case.” — The Wine Advocate – 92 pointsTaste it Friday!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Dry rose wine tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dry Rosé Tasting – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, August 18th from 4-7pm – Join us for a free dry rosé tasting this Friday!  All of our in-stock dry rosés are on sale through Saturday, August 19th, and we’re pulling the corks on some of our favorites for you to try before you buy.

Vintage 2016 proved to be a great one for dry rosés from all parts of the globe, and Table Wine is home to the largest selection of pink wines in Asheville.  Join us as we pour you four of the top wines of the vintage, stock up, and save big.  We’ll start with the lovely Rubentis from Spain’s Ameztoi winery.  Super dry and possessing crunch, zesty acidity, this slightly effervescent wine is always a staff and customer favorite.  Up next, it’s the fantastic and distinctively delicious Bodegas Muga Rosado.  A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura, it is precise, tangy and laced with notes of cherry, strawberry, apricot and white flowers.  After that, we’ll pour you a splash of Anton Bauer’s refreshing rosé from Austria — a blend of Zweigelt, Merlot and Syrah, it might be my favorite under-$15 pink wine in the store.  Last but not least, Chateau Puech-Haut’s Prestige Rosé was one of The Wine Advocate’s highest rated rosés of the vintage!  Intensely fragrant and deceptively powerful, it’s a real knockout.  Thirsty yet? Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines!

The Wines
All in-stock dry rosés, including these tasting wines, are on sale through Saturday, August 19th!  Save big on all of our dry rosé selections — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix six of them, 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them.

1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina  (Getariako, Txakolina) – I know, you’re like what the heck does that say?  Don’t worry about it folks, this stuff is straight up delicious.  A 50/50 blend of Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri from vineyards that range in age from 20 to 150+ years old, this remind me a bit of a strawberry/lime Snapple, minus the sugar.  Yum, yum, yum!  91 points Vinous Media

2.2016 Bodegas Muga Rosado (Rioja, Spain) – If you knew me well, you might ask why I have chosen two Spanish wines, as I am a hardcore Franco-phile.  I am actually an equal opportunity drinker and happen to love roses from Rioja. Bodegas Muga is relatively new to the game in Rioja, having been founded in 1932. Their rose is a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo fermented in wooden vats for 15-20 days. The end result is a rich, pretty and impeccably balanced rose that smells and tastes of white peach with notes of wild strawberries.

3. 2016 Anton Bauer Rosé (Wagram, Austria) – Born in 1971, Anton Bauer is the fourth generation to manage his family’s 25 hectare vineyard and winery.  His dry rosé is a blend of nearly equal parts Zweigelt, Merlot and Syrah and it is fermented in stainless steel.  Dry, super crisp, and offering up flavors of tart cherry, cranberry, citrus, and white flowers, it is the perfect wine to beat the heat of summer.

4. 2016 Chateau Puech-Haut Prestige Rosé (Languedoc) – I’ve drunk a lot of  Puech-Haut wines over the years, and I tend to agree with Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate who called it “easily one of the top estates in the Languedoc.”  The new release of their rosé is another winner that I could drink for days. Primarily Grenache with a dollop of Cinsault, all of the grapes come from 30-60 year old, biodynamically farmed vineyards.  Quite pale in color but intensely aromatic with notes of white flowers, strawberry and white peach, it’s just straight up gorgeous. 92 points The Wine Advocate

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Free dry rose tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Dry Rose Rollout 2016

Friday, April 29 from 4-7pm – Join us for a free Dry Rose Wine Tasting as we pull the corks on some deliciously dry pink wines from the glorious 2016 vintage.

Spring has sprung and dry roses have arrived at Table Wine!  I was first introduced to dry roses by Eberhard Heide in 2003 when I moved to Asheville and started working at the Asheville Wine Market.  I was young and thought all pink wines were sweet and sappy.  Eb quickly corrected me, and I’ve been enjoying these dry, crisp and refreshing wines ever since.  On to the wines!  Up first, the Ameztoi Rubentis comes from Spain’s Basque region, and it is always a customer and staff favorite.  Slight effervescent and super high in crisp acidity, this stuff goes down way too easy.  Up next, the La Belle Etoile Rose comes to us from famed Tavel producer Chateau Manissy. Primarily Syrah, it offers tons of refreshment at a very fair price.  To finish, the Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses Rose is a classic, Provencal-styled wine that makes me want for a caprese salad.  Stop by the store, celebrate the arrival of dry rose season, and stock up for the warm and sunny days of spring and summer!  Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 1, 0%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina  (Getariako, Txakolina) – I know, you’re like what the heck does that say.  Don’t worry about it folks, this stuff is straight up delicious.  A 50/50 blend of Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri from vineyards that range in age from 20 to 150+ years old, this remind me a bit of a strawberry/lime Snapple, minus the sugar.  Yum, yum, yum!
Tasting Price: $17.99 in mixed 3-packs | $16.99 in mixed 6-packs | $15.99 mixed cases

2.2016 Chateau Manissy La Belle Etoile (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Chateau Manissy owner and winemaker Florian Andre apprentice at Domaine de la Mordoree for 3 years before founding his estate.  Florian then approached the religious order that owned the Chateau de Manissy. Apparently many had tried and been turned down by the Brothers. In this case, however, they were impressed by Florian’s resume and plans.  La Belle Etoile means “beautiful star,” and this was the name given to the wine by the Manissy Brotherhood’s missionary preist.  A blend of organically farmed Syrah, Cinsault and Bourbolenc, it is lighter than Tavel, but nonetheless delicious.
Tasting Price: $12.59 in mixed 3-packs | $11.89 in mixed 6-packs | $11.19 in mixed case

3. 2016 Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses Rose (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Many of you have enjoyed the red wine from this all-star Ventoux estate.  Wait until you try their rose!  I tasted this one for the first time just last week, and I was smitten with it.  A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, this is the type of wine I refer to as a “porch pounder.”  Completely dry, beautifully aromatic, and just a joy to drink with or without food, it will run out quickly.
Tasting Price: $14.39 in mixed 3-packs | $13.59 in mixed 6-packs | $12.79 in mixed cases

 

Taste some dry rose wines at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – New Dry Rose Releases

Friday, February 24th from 4-7pm — Join us at the store (directions here) as we pour a glorious trio of new dry rose releases.  We’re kicking off Dry Rose Season 2017 and you’re all invited!

It’s the most wonderful time of the wine year!  The 2016 dry roses are beginning to arrive, and that means spring is just around the corner.  Stop by to sample of the early arrivals from some of our favorite producers.  We’ll start with a classic Provencal rose from Domaine Houchart — this is always one of the first to arrive and one of the first to disappear.  Get by and get some before it’s all gone.  Next up is the Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose, our Wine of the Week and a candidate for best dry rose of the 2016 vintage.  As always, it comes in a beautiful bottle and the juice contained within is equally gorgeous.  To finish up, we’ll sample you on the limited production Rose from the fine folks at Banshee.  This year’s version is better than ever.  Stop by, taste, learn and save on some stunning dry roses to enjoy with the warmer weather.

Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose (Provence, France) – Domaine Houchart is owned by Quiot family of Chateauneuf du Pape, and their dry rose is a prime example of Provencal rose.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, it is rich and almost creamy with notes of ripe raspberry, strawberry and cherry.  It finishes with a touch of “grapefruit zing” which keeps everything fresh and friendly.
Tasting Price: $12.59 on mixed 3-packs | $11.89 on mixed 6-packs | $11.19 on mixed cases

2. 2016 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose (Roussillon, France) – It’s our Wine of the Week, and it’s an absolutely stellar value in first class dry rose.  Jean-Marc Lafage crafts this one from blend of 80 year old Grenache Gris and younger vine Mourvedre.  The result is a wine flowing with ripe and creamy red fruits, white peach, and spring flowers.  Even better, it’s on sale!
Tasting Price: $16.19 on mixed 3-packs | $15.29 on mixed 6-packs | $14.39 on mixed cases
Special Wine of the Week Price: $15.99/bottle or $14.39/bottle on your solid 6-pack — on sale through March 9th

3. 2016 Banshee Rose (Mendocino County, California) – The team at Banshee have changed things up a bit on their rose.  It used to be all Pinot Noir from Sonoma, but they are now using a stunning, biodynamically farmed site in Mendocino County.  The blend is still led by Pinot Noir, but there are smaller portions of Grenache, Grenache Gris, Barbera and Syrah.  The resulting wine is one of the most complex and dazzling dry roses produced in California.  We only got 5 cases of this one this year, so come and get it before it’s gone.
Tasting Price: $19.79 on mixed 3-packs | $18.69 on mixed 6-packs | $17.59 on mixed cases

The Biggest and Best Dry Rose Sale in Asheville

The Best Dry Rose Sale in Asheville — Save 20% when you mix any six bottles of in-stock dry rose or save 25% when you mix any twelve or more!!!  — Sale Period Runs From Wednesday, August 12th through Tuesday, August 18th – We guess summer is going to wind down at some point, but it’s still burning pretty hot as we type this, and a good, crisp glass of dry rose is the perfect way to beat the heat.  Our selections are starting to run low, but don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of them left.  Are you a fan of the MIP Rose?  How’s $16.49/bottle sound?  Or maybe you’re a Commanderie de Peyrassol lover?  How about that one for as low as $18.74/bottle?  You can’t beat those prices folks, and we’ve got many other options to choose from.  Stop by, stock up, and save some serious bucks!

********Please note that the discounted pricing only applies to dry roses that we currently stock.

Free Dry Rose Tasting

Dry Rose Rollout

The Best Free Wine Tasting in Asheville – Friday, June 12th from 2-7 p.m. – Dry Rose Rollout – With the dry rose sale in effect from Wednesday, June 10th through Saturday, June 13th, we know you’re going to want to taste some of the pink stuff before you buy it.  Join us for a free tasting featuring a few of our favorite new arrivals from one of our favorite categories of wine.  Included in the tasting is our new Wine of the Week Selection, the 2014 Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais Villages Rosé, along with two other awesome versions of dry rosé.  Don’t forget, we have over 30 different dry rose selections in the store at the moment, and during the sale period, we’re offering 15% off when you buy any six bottles.  Taste, learn, and save up to 20% on the tasting wines every Friday at Table Wine.

The Wines

1. 2014 Borsao Rosé (Campo de Borja, Spain): Borsao’s dry, Garnacha-based pink wine is always a tremendous value, and the new release is no exception.  Light, juicy, and flowing with fresh cherry, framboise, and floral nuances, it’s a total no-brainer.
Tasting Price: $8.19/bottle | $7.64/bottle in a mixed six pack | $7.19/bottle in a mixed case

2. 2014 Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais Villages Rosé (Beaujolais, France): Laurent Gauthier grew up in the Cru Village of Morgon, and he continues his family’s legacy of quality wine production to this day.  His dry rosé is 100% organically farmed Gamay, and it is absolutely lovely.  Exhibiting aromas and flavors of floral accented tart cherry and strawberry, it finishes zippy and zesty with a hint of spring flowers and green herbs.
Tasting Price: $12.69/bottle | $11.89/bottle in a mixed six pack | $11.19/bottle in a mixed case
Special Wine of the Week Price: $10.99/bottle when you buy a solid case — that’s over 20% off!

3. 2014 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado (Rioja, Spain): We got 5 precious cases of Muga’s rosé this year, and here’s your chance to try it for free.  A blend of Garnacha, Viura, and Mazuelo, it displays lovely notes of spicy strawberry, redcurrant, white cherry, and subtle herbaceousness.  It’s the perfect wine to compliment fresh vegetables, salads, and seafood.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74/bottle in a mixed six pack | $11.99/bottle in a mixed case