Some of the world's best rosés are made from the mourvèdre grape in southern France. But Spain, where the grape goes by different names, can produce such gems as the 2014 Castano Monastrell Yecla Rosé ($9). It showcases the darker berry flavors typical of the varietal, with nice body and surprising depth for a rosé. The finish is deft, the flavors delicious all the way through. This is a pink wine for red-wine lovers, which makes it a great match for burgers, brats and pizza, but it also would play well at a fried-chicken picnic lunch or a Friday night fish fry.
Available at 1st Grand, Kowalski's, Lunds & Byerlys (Eagan, St. Louis Park, Plymouth), Liquor Barrel (Golden Valley), 1010 Washington, Solo Vino and Lake Wine and Cheese. BILL WARD