Holiday Wine Recommendations: Mother's Day and Rosé
A bottle of Rosé makes the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Sure it is not equivalent to all your mother has given / done for you, but it's a start. An amazing bottle of wine says: "I appreciate you and you deserve a break."
Whether you are apart or together this Mother's day, you can still share the gift of a much needed drink. Below you will find beautiful Rosé wines that will surely express your love and gratitude for your mother.
These wines pair best with silence, alone time and a lack of your bitching.
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Tasting Notes: Similar to this wine's red counterpart, the notes of cherry and dried herbs will leave your mouth watering.
This wine is straight forward and has a dry tannin mimicking finish. It makes the perfect pairing for any dish your family decides to prepare for your Mother's Day meal. It will also make your family's cooking a little more palatable...
Where you can find it: You should be able to find this wine at any of your major grocery stores. You also might be able to find it at boutique wine shops, or if all else fails you can order the wine from the link above.
Grape: 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 2.5% Carignan and 2.5% Mourvedre
Tasting Notes: The minimal skin contact on this wine gives it the beautiful light pink color. This wine is well balanced with acidity and richness on the palate. The wine has fresh aromatics of flowers and fruits.
A beautiful smell of roses will wash over your mom as she sips from the glass, overshadowing the flowers from her spouse.
Where you can find it: You can find this wine online through the hyperlink above, or pick it up at your local Total Wine.
Grape: 72% Syrah, 28% Merlot
Tasting Notes: This wine is dangerously good. If your mother needs a break, this easy sipping wine is the right choice.
It's the perfect wine for a hot sunny day. The notes of watermelon and hints of citrus make the ultimate summer sipper. The dry finish is nothing short of refreshing and will leave your mom wanting more!
Where you can find it: Chateau St. Michelle is a very popular winery and you can find their wines practically anywhere. I picked this one up at our local Allyn Market. You can also order it from the link above.
Grape: 46% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 4% Pinot Meunier.
Tasting Notes: This sparkling wine is light and crisp with bright notes of strawberry, complimented by aromas of almonds. Did someone say breakfast?
We paired this wine with some local pastries while visiting Vashon Island and it was delightful. So obviously the bubbles and flavors of this wine will make the perfect Brunch-in-Bed pairing for your mom.
Where you can find it: You can order this wine online from Naked Wines. Just click on the link above - they ship extra fast. If you decide to sign up for the club, let me know and I can get you major a discount!
I hope you are able to get your hands on one or all of these bottles for Mother's Day. If you are struggling to find any of them let me know, I am always happy to help.
Pro tip: try to get this year's or last year's vintage of Rosé. Anything older will fall short of its promises. Remember this mantra - if you buy Rosé , drink it today!
If you have any other recommendations for Mother's Day wines, please share in a comment below so everyone can see. I would love to hear from you!
Cheers and Word to Your Mother!