Rosé Soirée, the kickoff of the Dan’s Taste Summer Series timed to coincide with the start of beach season on Memorial Day weekend, is a delightful gathering that calls for a glass of the perfect rosé wine.
So, what kind of wine will be served at a Rosé Soirée on May 28 at the Southampton Arts Center? Only the best rosés from the top wineries on the East End and around the world, of course.
First, it’s important to understand what rosé wine is. Rosé is a type of wine that is made from red grapes, but unlike red wine, the grape skins are removed after only a short amount of time, which gives it its signature pink color. Rosé can vary in style from sweet to dry and can be made from a variety of red grape varietals, including Grenache, Syrah and Pinot Noir.
Here are the rosés that some of the participating wineries will be pouring at the event.
Rosé Wines Available at Rose Soiree 2023
This Italian winery is best known for its popular Moscato but also produces a full line of sparkling wines, among other varieties, perfect for relaxing solo or getting the party started. The winery will be pouring Bartenura Sparkling Rosé Moscato, which has a moderate crimson reflection with delicate floral fragrance of honeysuckle and raspberry aromas, according to its tasting notes. Bartenura is produced by Araldica Castelvero S.C.A., Viale Pietro Laudano, 2, 14040 Castel Boglione (AT), Italy. The winery can be reached at +39 0141 7631 or bartenurawines.com
Kip “Mr. Merlot” Bedell and his wife Susan founded this Cutchogue vineyard in 1980 and sold it to the Lynne family in 2000. Since then, Bedell remains one of the leading wineries in the region. The winery will be pouring its 2022 Rosé. 36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-734-7537, bedellcellars.com
Marco and Ann Marie Borghese acquired in 1999 from the Hargrave family this winery, which was the first vineyard established on the North Fork a half century ago, ushering in dozens of other winemakers to follow suit. Borghese’s children took over operations in 2014 and are committed to continuing the tradition of fine locally made wines. The winery will be pouring 2021 Rosé of Merlot and Rosé for the Bay. 17150 Route 48, Cutchogue, 631-734-5111, castellodiborghese.com
Erik P. Bilka, the winemaker at Bridgehampton Breeze, has worked for local wineries such as Premium Wine Group, Harbes Vineyard, Castello Di Borghese, Pindar Vineyards, Duckwalk Vineyards and Jason’s Vineyards. The winery will be pouring its 2021 Rosé. 631-204-8201, bridgehamptonbreeze.com
This historic French winery “located in one piece in the heart of the Var between Verdon and the Mediterranean, offers by the great diversity of its 13 grape varieties, its natural drainage (“roubine” means “stream” in Provençal), by its ideal east/west orientation, by its clay-limestone soil, the privileged conditions for the production of high-quality wines,” according to its website. The winery will be pouring Chateau Roubine Lion & Dragon cru classe 2021, Cotes de Provence Chateau Roubine rosé 2021, Roubine La vie en rosé 2021 and B Sainte Beatrice rosé 2022. 4216 Route De Draguignan, 83510 Lorgues, 04 94 85 94 94, chateauroubine.com/fr
Rosé is the heart of the line up at the Corey Creek Tap Room, which is the brainchild of winemaker Marin Brennan, who touts producing “terroir-driven wines in small batches from hand-picked estate grown fruit, fermented with indigenous yeast utilizing diverse vessels and innovative winemaking techniques.” The winery will be pouring its 2021 Syrah Rosé. 45470 Main Road Southold, 631-765-4168, coreycreektaproom.com
DAOU Vineyards was started to create world-class Bordeaux-style wines in the United States. It was founded by brothers Daniel and George Daou in 2007 in the Paso Robles region of California a region known primarily for outstanding Zinfandels. The winery will be pouring 2021 DAOU Rosé and the 2022 DAOU Sauvignon Blanc. 2777 Hidden Mountain Road, Paso Robles, California, 805-226-5460, daouvineyards.com
Notorious Pink is a special cuvee made from Grenache, the leading grape varietal at Domaine la Colombette in the South of France, according to its website. The winery will be pouring Notorious Pink Rosé and Victorious Pink Sparkling Rosé. notoriouswines.com
Peconic Bay Vineyards
This winery offers a full tasting experience with and without food pairings. Though it changes from year to year, its current wine roster features nine varietals, all produced on premises and estate grown on the main property or one of three additional farms PBV owns and operates in the region. In addition to rospeconicbayvineyards.com
This family-run winery established in 2008 was a dream of Susan and Russell Hearn, a husband-and-wife team that has lived on the East End for three decades and incorporates the region’s sense of community and familial feeling into the expression of each of the wines they create. The winery will be pouring Rosé and Pinot Grigio, both of which are available in both bottles and cans. 28735 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-603-8127, suhruwines.com
Fashion designer Vera Wang was integral to producing this wine, from grape to glass. “Made with an attention to detail that gives it a distinct, bold aesthetic and unique voice, Vera Wang Party is a light, refreshing, and effervescent wine, with a playful yet sophisticated tone,” the company states. The winery will be pouring Vera Wang PARTY! Prosecco Rosé. Vera Wang PARTY! is produced by Araldica Castelvero S.C.A., Viale Pietro Laudano, 2, 14040 Castel Boglione (AT), Italy. The winery can be reached at +39 0141 7631 or verawangparty.com
Sagaponack-based Wölffer Estate Vineyard won the Governor’s Cup, the top prize at the 36th annual New York Wine Classic, in a tie last year. The winery will be pouring Estate Rosé, Summer in a Bottle Rosé and Finca Rosé. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, wolffer.com
Cheers to a wonderful summer soirée!
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