The following recommendations are courtesy of Heinen’s Wine Expert, Ed Thompkins.
The “Rosé Revolution” is in full-swing! Offering an array of complex flavors derived from grapes that span far beyond the usual suspects, rosé has experienced tremendous growth in both popularity and variety. Extraordinarily versatile with a wide assortment of foods, there’s never been a better time to celebrate this warm weather wine!
It is this time of year when we look forward to the fresh releases of the previous vintage. Like so many spring flowers, the 2020 rosé vintage is blooming in our stores, and we have curated a delicious, worldly assortment that features an all-star cast of grapes.
Rosés are best enjoyed around an outdoor table with friends and family, so we’ve also included hand-picked pairings from our Prepared Foods Gourmet Case to make summer entertaining easier than ever.
We look forward to introducing you to our picks and offer you a fair warning – if you ask our Wine Consultants for their favorite selection, don’t be surprised if they simply say “yes!”
2020 Henry of Pelham “Heinen’s Cuvee” Rosé
Our annual collaboration with our friends across the lake in the Niagara Peninsula is back for an encore! As unique as it is delicious, this hand-crafted wine combines estate-grown Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. It is redolent with flavors of ripe strawberry and tangy citrus notes.
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Teriyaki Flank Steak
2020 Raeburn Rosé
You can practically taste the Sonoma sun in this vibrant selection. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Zinfandel create a powerhouse of Bing cherry and guava flavors that is built on a juicy frame.
- Tastes great with Two Brothers Salmon
2020 Whispering Angel Rosé
One of the world’s most popular rosés is back with another beautiful creation. Grown in the epicenter of the “rosé ‘revolution,” Provence, France, this selection combines Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle to deliver lush, full berry flavors and vibrant acidity.
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Grilled Garlic Shrimp
2020 Palm Rosé
This wine features Grenache and Cinsault, just like its “big sister,” Whispering Angel, but replaces Rolle with Carignan for a super fresh and subtly fruity treat.
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Mini Glazed Meatloaf
2020 Torresella Prosecco Rosé
Not a minute too soon for Prosecco fans, Rosé Prosecco is finally here! Made with the traditional Prosecco grape (Galera), the Rosé color of this selection is derived from Pinot Nero and the bright citrus and white flower flavors are delivered on a frothy mouthfeel!
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Chicken Romano
2020 Daou Grenache Rosé
This extraordinarily intense gem from Paso Robles, California is loaded with ripe raspberry flavors and leaves a long, thought-provoking finish on the tongue. We love it with spicy foods!
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Vegan Chicken Enchiladas
2020 Mont Gravet Rosé
One of our all-time favorite French rosé values, this bright and cheerful wine is our choice for an “everyday rosé!” Crisp and refreshing, we recommend packing it in the cooler for your next picnic.
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Parmesan Crusted Cod
2020 Mariana Rosé
Made from indigenous Portuguese grapes, Touriga Nacional and Aragonez, this South American wine can only be described as delightfully refreshing thanks to notes of orange zest, floral and tart cherry.
- Tastes great with Heinen’s Vegan Mandarin Nuggets
Interested in our recommended pairings? Visit the Prepared Foods Gourmet Case at your local Heinen’s to learn more and give them a try!