Dave’s Pick: 2016 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé, $14.99

Domaine du Salvard has been a working domaine in France’s Loire since 1898, through five hardworking generations of the Delaille family. Today, all 100 plus acres of vineyards are farmed by the capable brother team of Emmanuel and Thierry Delaille, with help from their father Gilbert. This blend of 65 percent Pinot Noir and 35 percent Gamay is a 50/50 mix of free run and pressed juice. The 2015 was one of my favorite rosés, and this 2016 is every bit its equal. It was vinified and aged on the lees in stainless steel, then bottled unfiltered. The Pinot provides some depth, while the Gamay gives it the refreshing charm I want from my pink wines. It’s a fruit driven effort with good acidity providing balance, especially on the finish. This is the first of the 2016 rosés to arrive in house, so grab a bottle and get a head start on spring.