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Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses Rosé 2013

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Why So fresh, so clean, so French. I adore bright, uncomplicated rosés – evoking blissfully idle days gorging on unpasteurized cheese and wild mushrooms in the French countryside. This wine is food-friendly but not -dependent. A lovely aperitif.

Price 750 ml/$19.95

Availability Vintages 373985

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Bottega Rose Vino Dei Poeti Sparkling

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Why Shove over, champers – Prosecco’s taking over the title of the world’s fave bubbly. Value and availability have as much to do with Prosecco’s surge as its light, easy-drinking character. Bottega Rose (from Veneto, the sparkling wine’s native region) is all brilliant berries and clean acidity, a patio brunch bottle if I ever met one.

Price 750 ml/$13.45

Availability LCBO 277202

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Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir Rosé 2013

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Why Produced from saignée juice (the lightly macerated bleed-off during red wine production), this rosé is fresh and fruity but grounded by a savoury dryness. Next time I drink this, it’ll be outdoors, with barbecued fish.

Price 750 ml/$16.95

Availability Vintages 39974

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