With Mother’s Day coming up, one could always buy mom the tried and true red roses, but we’d bet that a lot of moms out there would prefer the kind they can drink.  So here are some Rosés that are all tasty, not too pricey, and great for Sunday bunch.

D66 “Fragile” 2016 Rose

Grape(s): Grenache

Region: Southern France

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

A mix of pomegranate, strawberry, citrus peal, and herb aromas rise up from a glass. Lively flavors of pomegranates, blood orange, and strawberries interweave among elements of minerals, rose petal, and citrus zest. With a fresh acidity and robust character for a Rose, fans of Provence may not love it, but those who enjoy a hearty style will find a lot to like.

Rating: 90

 

Grape(s): 75% Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah

Region: Rhone Valley, France

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Notes of raspberries, pomegranates, and peaches weave together among whispers of sea salt and herbs on the nose. With a sip, flavors of pomegranate, bing cherry, and nectarine move into hints of salty stone and herbs. Fresh, crisp and a little heartier than its cousins from Provence, this rose will match well with food. Pair with a hearty omelette at your Mother’s Day brunch.

Rating: 89

Bieler Pere & Fils 2018 Rose

Grape(s): 48% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 12% Cabernet, & 6% Rolle

Region: Provence, France

Price: 5-10

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of strawberry, peach, white blossoms, and herbs greets the senses. A sip reveals flavors of peaches and red berries that combine with whispers of herbs and spring flowers on the palate. Fairly crisp with a bright character, it’s a great value to sip with mom at brunch or before dinner.

Rating: 89