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What's in a Rosé?

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With Fall on the scene and Rosé on my mind, here’s our line-up on Scout & Cellar right now...

All of our currently listed Rosé wines are not only organic but vegan too 👌

NV PUNKT GENAU GRUBER SPARKLING ROSÉ, AUSTRIA $28
{Fruity, Crisp} Clean and refreshing with tart cherry and cranberry that lead into a juicy, creamy palate with bubbles and hints of strawberry and orange zest on the finish.

2017 14K ROSÉ, CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA $48 (= two bottles)
{Fruity, Crisp} Refreshing and juicy with strawberry, nectarine and a hint of melon with a round finish. This still Rosé is sold in 2x4-packs of 187ml cans, which is equal to two 750ml bottles. Follow the fun at #howdoyou14k.

NV L'ORIGINAL ROSÉ, COTEAUX D'AIX EN PROVENCE, FRANCE $22
{Fruity, Crisp} Fresh and crisp with watermelon, wild strawberry, orange zest and white flowers. 30% Grenache, 60% Cinsault, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

It looks like a blend of red and white, can be sweet or dry  but it’s served in a white wine glass and always chilled. What’s up, Rosé?

This often confused–yet wildly popular–wine is growing rapidly with sales for Rosé doubling in the U.S. in 2017, and continues as a ‘trend’ in the wine industry with rapid growth dispelling that seasonal myth of ‘summer water’. Here's a wrap up of the most frequently asked questions about this delicious and eye-catching wine 🍇

Is Rosé a red or a white wine?

Rosé wine is made using one of four methods: maceration (red wine grapes rest in the juice for more texture and color extraction); direct press (red wine grapes are pressed and the juice runs off immediately for minimal texture and color extraction);  Saignée (when making a red wine, some pressed juice is bled off into a different tank for rosé; this concentrates the intensity of the resulting red wine); and blending (blending red and white wine - less common).

Are Rosé wines sweet or dry?

Rosé wines can be still, semi-sparkling or sparkling with a wide range of sweetness (this depends on what’s added - ours tend to be more dry than sweet, hello NO added sugar!) It’s produced in almost every country and from almost every grape varietal - red and white.

Do you chill a Rosé wine?

Yes, it should be served ice-cold, 38-45 degrees in a white wine glass. Rosé is often associated with the outdoors, the perfect wine for a hot summer day. But don’t let that fool you, it is indeed in trend this Fall and the perfect pairing for your holiday meals and events.

2017 CHE FICO ROSÉ, COLLINE PESCARESI ROSATO IGT, ITALY $20
{Fruity, Crisp} Full-flavored and full-bodied with wild strawberry, orange zest and hint of clove.  100% Montepulciano.

2017 FIELDHOUSE ROSÉ, CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA $25
{Fruity, Crisp} Juicy and round with strawberry, peach and spice notes with refreshing acidity and a lingering finish. 55% Syrah, 45% Tempranillo.

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Scout & Cellar is a wine company started by Sarah Shadonix, an attorney-turned-sommelier committed to sourcing additive-free, chemical-free, totally delicious wine from around the world. While studying for her Level 3 Sommelier exam the wine headaches kicked in and she started digging up the dirt on the wine industry - basically the junk added to mass-produced wines to speed up the process, save on costs, and make them look and taste alike from year to year is some scary stuff. Sarah travels the world and hand-picks wines from small family-owned vineyards, harvested from old growth vines, and tended by actual people, not manufactured in a lab. She does use a lab though, simply to TEST every single wine she receives to ensure it meets her trademarked "Clean-Crafted" wine standards. Additionally, Sarah has partnered with several vineyards to create some of her own labels, only available at S&C.

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