Whether it’s still or sparkling, the blushy-hued wine known as Rosé’s originations began in France – a lot longer ago than you might think. Provence, a region in the south of France, is the birthplace of vineyards, winemaking and you guessed it- Rosé. As early as 600 BC, ancient Greeks were planting vineyards in the area, and winemaking became the cultural way of life in Provence. In those times, all wine was commonly pale in color; as pale as today’s Rosé. After the Greeks came the Romans in 125 BC, and even with the Romans’ introduction of red wine, Rosé held strong and remained the lifeblood of Provincia Romana. Fast forward about 2600 years and Rosé is seeing a resurgence in popularity – for the past decade or so, Rosés made in Provence, Italy and Spain (where it’s knows as Rosado) and the United States have seen an upswing in production and sales, and it’s no surprise. With its dry acidity and crispness, luscious flavors and aromas of watermelon, strawberries and cherries, Rosé is just plain delicious. That dry acidity results in a low sugar content, and in turn a low alcohol content, making it perfectly sippable and great to give as a gift. Here at GiftTree, we love Rosé so much, we decided to release a new Spring Rosé Collection – a blushing and fun-filled curation of gifts for Mother’s Day, Spring birthdays, wedding season and everything in between. Get ready to Think Pink!
Introducing the Rosé Collection
First up is our Chandon Brut Rosé Crate. The California sparkling wine masters at Domaine Chandon have created a lush and delicious Brut Rosé – a pretty pink with intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors. On the palate, this wine is creamy and seductive with a defined structure from the Pinot Noir added in its final stages. Presented in a classic wine crate, this is a timeless gift for Mother’s Day or any spring and summer occasion.
We can’t think of a better Mother’s Day gift than The Rosé and Truffles Mother’s Day Crate. The only still Rosé in our collection (for now), Flowers Sonoma County Rosé has raspberry and rose petal aromas and a kiss of orange zest on the palate – with two chocolate truffles for pairing, this gift will have her saying will have her saying “More Rosé, s’il vous plait!”
And the Rosé gifts keep getting cuter! The Rosé All Day Tote Gift comes with a bottle of Mumm Napa Brut Rosé – an eye-catching pink-coral color, robust red fruit flavors, and an elegant finish. Pinot Noir is responsible for the wine’s soft texture and forward fruitiness, while the Chardonnay contributes structure and elegance. Features fresh vivid aromas of black cherries, red berries and citrus followed by soft red fruit flavors that are rich and mouth-filling, yet retain the elegant character that is Mumm Napa’s trademark. With Champagne Gummy Bears, a shatterproof flute and a cute tote bag, this gift is unforgettable!
The Think Pink Frosé Gift Set is a complete kit to make a batch of Frosé slushes will have everyone thinking pink! A bottle of Chandon Brut Rosé, dried strawberries, rose water, bright party cups and even champagne gummy bears – just add ice and blend up delicious, refreshing frozen rosé drinks for everyone.
What are some of your favorite Rosé brands?