Each year around the start of summer, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, a top industry wine review publication, releases a list of recommended rosé wines for the summer drinking season. This is always one of my favorite articles because I typically find new roses to try thanks to a stellar selection stocked at ABC. This year’s article was no exception.
Domaine Maby Prima Donna is a fairly new arrival from Tavel in the Rhône region of France. What stands out most is the wine’s color, a deep rose, almost reminiscent of a lighter Pinot Noir. Tavel produces wines with incredible flavor depth, while maintaining their refreshing qualities perfect for warm weather drinking.
Jeb Dunnuck, who reviews the wines in this area for Robert Parker, loved the Maby calling it “one of the top rosé in this report” and “a classic Tavel, with its ripe, sexy notes of strawberries, black cherries, flowers, and spice.” He rounded out his review with a recommendation to “buy this beauty by the case.” His score? 91 points!
I could not agree more. At $16.99 a bottle, this stands out as one of the best dry rosé wines I’ve had… EVER! Red wine drinkers should not scoff at this, as it is packed with layers of flavor, yet wonderfully refreshing.
This wine is a testament to the incredible quality coming out of Tavel and the keen eye our wine buying team has for securing superb wines at great prices for our guests before the big ratings come out.
Dry rosé pairs wonderfully with food. I tried Maby’s Tavel with grilled chicken and a lightly dressed mixed green salad and it was amazing.
Next time you visit your favorite ABC location, be sure to ask for Domaine Maby Tavel Rosé. You will not be disappointed. Cheers!
Dave Malone, Wine & Spirits Supervisor
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