Labor Day is a few weeks away, and the holiday weekend is considered the last official summer getaway for wine lovers all across the U.S.A. Planning an escape wouldn’t be complete without the ideal beverage to accompany your trip. Whether it’s lounging by the pool, a beachfront barbecue, enjoying some gourmet grilling on the patio or just sitting and sipping in the sun, rosé pairs perfectly with so many seasonal activities. Instead of lugging bulky bottles in your bags, consider bringing the vineyard experience with you no matter where you go. One of the most popular packaging options in the market today is canned wine, and before the wine snob in you turns up your nose to feign disinterest, we urge you to consider Ah-So Rose.
As Spain’s first organic, estate grown and canned rosé, quantity and quality go hand in hand. Not only does this product come packaged in an easily portable, pretty four pack of 8.2 oz. cans, it is also hand-picked, hand-sorted and made of 100% Garnacha from local clones. Cultivated by the Lopez de Lacalle family – renowned regional vintners who have been farming since the mid 1990’s – the vineyards from which Ah-So are cultivated consist of 15-45 year-old vines and are a Navarra designate. Altitude is 450-500 meters, and the soils are clay-limestone. Yields are low, and there is no use of fertilizers or synthetic chemicals. Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats to ensure the freshness of the wine, and fermentation is carried out for 18-20 days. AVB is 12.5%, and the suggested retail price is $19.99.