Rosés: Three for April
“Rosé is getting more expensive as it gets popular, but there are still some bargains,” said Dave McIntyre in The Washington Post. Because spring always puts me in the mood for rosé, here are three recommendations, listed in descending order by quality and price. But while the first wine is exceptional, the others are beyond very good.
2018 Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé ($22). Strawberry and raspberry notes are pronounced in this complex South African wine, which is “light in texture but racy.”
2018 Le Petit Balthazar Cinsault Rosé ($9). “One of my favorite rosés, year in and year out,” this French wine “packs juicy watermelon and cantaloupe flavors with refreshing acidity.”
2018 Lab Rosé ($10). This charmer from Portugal is “bursting with bright red berry fruit and sunny fun.” Whether in a bottle or a 3-liter box ($25), “it’s a steal.” ■