50 Shades of Rosé Recap

June 21, 2016


50 Shades of Rosé - Soiree Floral

We kicked off the 1st Day of Summer 2016 with our “50 Shades of Rosé” Wine Tasting Event at Nantucket Culinary Center.
We take pride in our Rosé selection at Épernay Wine & Spirits.
We have the largest selection on island of that favorite PINK sip of summer!

The event took us around the world as we explored almost 50 rosés from across the globe.

Sarah Cowherd and Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier

The event was in partnership with Nantucket Culinary Center and Bespoke Events & Party Provisioning.
The beautiful blooms were designed by Soiree Floral and Chef Greg Margolis created a delicious spread of passed appetizers and cheese plates to compliment the Rosés.

50 Shades of Rosé - Passed Appetizers

50 Shades of Rosé - Pinot Noir Passion

Kirk Baker, Certified Sommelier

50 Shades of Rosé - Domaines Ott Bandol

50 Shades of Rosé - Côtes de Provence
As part of the event, guests were given pink tickets in order to vote for their favorites and the results are in!

50 Shades of Rosé - Nantucket People's Choice Award
Tied for #1 are Domaines Ott* “Château Romassan” Bandol 2015
Château Saint Marguerite “Symphony” Côtes de Provence 2015

Domaines Ott* “Château Romassan” Bandol 2015 – The sea air from the Bay of Bandol compensates for the aridness of this region known for its heartier, robust style rosés made from mainly Mourvèdre. ORDER NOW!

Château Saint Marguerite “Symphony” Côtes de Provence 2015 – A Certified Organic wine considered to be a premium rosé, made of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from this distinguished Cru Classé family owned estate. ORDER NOW!

Second place was Flowers Vineyard & Winery Rosé Sonoma Coast 2015 – Exploration of Pinot Noir led to this limited release rosé of 100% Pinot Noir, aged partially in stainless steel, neutral oak and two year old French oak barrels. ORDER NOW!

(NOTE: Épernay Wine & Spirits is the only retailer on Nantucket Island to stock this delicious Rosé.)

Third was Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2015 – Sourced from different terroirs throughout the appellation, this 100% Pinot Noir is a blend of direct press and “saignée” production methods. ORDER NOW (also available en Magnum)!

50 Shades of Rosé - Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel Cotes de Provence

50 Shades of Rosé - Schramsberg Mirabelle Sparkling Rosé NV

50 Shades of Rosé - Nantucket People's Choice Award

Tied for 4th was Chêne Bleu Vaucluse 2014 & Chateau Pibarnon Bandol 2015

Chene Bleu Vaucluse 2014 – This delicate rosé is from a single-estate modern ‘coutour’ family-owned winery located in Provence, yet making wines in the Rhône style tradition with a twist. ORDER NOW!

Chateau Pibarnon Bandol 2015 – This wine sees more structure with Mourvèdre as its base blended with Cinsault from the unique microclimate created by its spectacular amphitheater shaped vineyard. ORDER NOW (also available en Magnum & 375ml)!

And finally our fifth place Rosé was the Roederer Estate Sparkling Rosé Anderson Valley NV – Produced from 100% estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes with the finest oak-aged reserve wines for a complex, dry blend.  ORDER NOW!

50 Shades of Rosé - Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier with Carl & Sarah Lindvall

Chris Fargo, Brian & Jill Hughes

Chloe Sanford cheers to #yeswayepernay!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the night possible and who attended the event.

Look here to see our other upcoming events!

Photography by Tim Ehrenberg with Brand New – Nantucket




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