Perfect poolside sippers – both French rosé wines – one from Costco and one from Trader Joe’s

Fast facts:

  • 2020 Kirkland Signature rosé, Côtes de Provence, France ($8.49 @ Costco, California – Item #1133993)
  • 2019 Amie La Vie! rosé of Syrah – Grenache ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)

 

Welcome to summer 2021!
No summer afternoon is complete without a little bit of rosé, be it a pale pink/orange one from Provence or the more fully-colored and flavored versions from the world of wine.
Refreshing and bright, light and crisp rosés typically have just the right amount of minerality and of bright fruit flavors. They can complement a meal perfectly or be delightful on their own. We are featuring two here today as we settle into the first week of summer – fasten your seat belts…
Let’s begin with one of the newest Kirkland Signature wines from Costco

Côtes de Provence (translated: the hills of Provence) the largest district in the wine region, is arguably the dry rosé wine capital of the world. Historically, the region has been known for its hat on quaffable, early-drinking rosé wines. These are principally made from Rhone varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and – to a lesser extent – Mourvedre.

 

Front label of Costco Kirkland Signature 2020 rosé 
Front label of Costco Kirkland Signature 2020 rosé

 

 

 

Front label of 2019 Aime La Vie! rosé  of Syrah-Grenache from Trader Joe's
Front label of 2019 Aime La Vie! rosé  of Syrah-Grenache from Trader Joe’s

 

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