01 Jul Reliable Rosé – 2020 Gerard Bertrand Côte des Roses
If you said that Rosé is currently having a moment,
no one would dispute your claim.
Interestingly enough, you could have also said that
a year ago and the year before that.
You would have been correct both times.
Rosé popularity…and thus Rosé production…
continues to accelerate at a noteworthy rate.
And there’s even more Rosé on the way.
After last summer’s devastating fires,
many West Coast wineries have opted to
produce Rosé from their potentially
smoke-tainted Pinot Noir and
other red grapes.
It’s Wine Thursday!, our weekly
just in time for the weekend…in this case,
the holiday weekend.
While many new and intriguing Rosés
are gaining exposure and shelf space,
we’re homing in on an old reliable.
At Gérard Bertrand,
they’re not only very good winemakers,
they’re clever marketers too.
Their deliver their Rosé in an eye-catching bottle
that includes a rose pattern embossed on the bottom
and a rose logo near the top of the neck.
Both are nice touches but neither are
as significant as what’s inside the bottle.
While the birthplace of Rosé is ancient Greece,
the epicenter is southern France.
No region in the world is delivering as much
quality and value.
The 2020 Côtes des Roses proves that point.
This Rosé is well-crafted…dry, light and smooth.
It shows the multi-layered fruit and spice complexity
that characterizes Rosés from Provence and its
next-door-neighbor, Languedoc, where Bértrand is based.
The 2020 Côte des Roses can certain go it alone…no food required…
but it would pair seamlessly with appetizers or any light fare.
Gérard Bertrand Côtes des Roses is readily available.
Costco and Total Wine have it at the lowest prices
we could find at $12.89 and $12.97 respectfully.
It’s on the shelf at Fred Meyer for $16.99
and at QFC for $17.99.
You can order it from Buy Wines Online for $14.95
Wine On Sale’s price is $16.95
Napa Cabs sells it for $17.99
and the price at Wine.com is $18.99