Rosé wines are perhaps the most versatile, food-friendly wines around. They have had an image problem to overcome, thanks in part to the run of "White Zin," as many consumers mistake Rosé wines to be overly sweet and in the category of "starter wine." However, Rosé wine sales are on the rise as savvy Wine Lovers have discovered that many of these pink wines fall into the definitively "dry" category, not sugary sweet, and the vast majority of Rosé wines offer a very good wine value for the money. Rosé wine hues come from the short contact time that the grape juice has with the grape skin. Serve chilled.
Loaded with sweet fresh floral scents and red, candied fruit aromas on the nose, the 2011 V. Sattui Gamay Rouge offers plenty of variety to please the nose, palate and plate. The flavor profile reveals sweet strawberry, Bing cherry and bright acidity all wrapped up in a balanced, semi-sweet finish.
This dry rosé from Sout Africa is a delicious blend of rose oil and ripe red fruit on the nose. The palate profile steers decidedly towards strawberry and raspberry with a touch of white pepper spice mid-palate. The result is a bright pink wine with a tantalizing combination of fruit and acidity, which allows for unlimited food pairing combinations!
This California rosé brings a blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Counoise grapes to the mix. Expect dark pink tones with some seriously amped up aromatics - florals, strawberry, watermelon and warm spices. The palate explodes with cherry and strawberry, bright acidity and a decent dose of minerality on the finish.
Fresh. Rich. Elegant. Mumm Napa is one of those steady, eddie producers that delivers delicious, consistent, sparkling wine year in and year out at fair price points. Take the Mumm Napa Brut Rose - you'll find buckets of bubbles, juicy red fruit and plenty of pep on the palate. Expect loads of strawberry and ripe raspberry to make an early introduction, followed by the engaging encore of yeast-driven notes and sparkling layers of vanilla spice. With solid structure, fresh fruit, a steady stream of bubbles and the ability to partner with an impressive collection of ethnic cuisines.
The Montes Cherub is always a visually stunning wine. The color is a magnificent hot pink. This well-received rosé from Chile is crafted solely from Syrah grapes, producing a classy, ultra dry rosé with plenty of concentrated red berry fruit and a touch of citrus on the edge. Simply delicious vintage in and vintage out!
From southern France, specifically the Languedoc region, this racy Hecht and Bannier rosé comes from a heady combination of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache. Expect fresh, full-flavored fruit - sweet strawberry, mouthwatering watermelon, pineapple all wrapped up in well-maintained acidity. This is a fun wine from the get go - amazing color, engaging aromatics, solid pricing and a delight to drink all summer long!
This Rosé by Coppola always exudes elegance. Starting with a stunning bottle shape and presentation it only gets better when you pop the cork. The Coppola Sofia Rosé is derived from an 80/20 mix of Syrah and Grenache grapes and offers an alluring nose with rich, red berries, citrus and even a bit of Herbes de Provence. Dynamic fruit - wild strawberries, sweet cherry and ripe raspberry engage the palate with well-balanced acidity make this a very versatile summertime wine find. Always a delight!
This particular bright pink rosé is derived from 100% Malbec, and brings with it a serious fresh factor, full of ripe, juicy red fruit. The palate is pliable and the fruit is forward, yet the acidity keeps the fruit in line and makes for a very versatile wine overall.
Dominated by the Grenache grape, this fresh, dry French rosé has plenty of power and balance. The color is a medium pink rose and the aromas are largely floral. On the palate expect red cherry, some raspberry nuances and a steely, mineral component with a bit of body to round things out. This is a charming blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. A well-reputed rosé from the Cotes du Rhone that will pair well tastes of summer.
From one of Spain's Rioja powerhouses, this always-say-summer rosé brings true pink color tones to the glass. The aromas carry a mix of fruit notes from citrus to berry and extend towards tropical. The palate offers an unexpected complexity, with vibrant red berry fruit, a splash of lemon-lime citrus and an integrated white pepper spice. This is a lovely rosé wine find for spring and summer sipping.
This Cremant Rosé is a gorgeous sparkling wine from Burgundy, made with Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir grapes. The Louis Boillot Cremant de Bourgogné Rose is one of the most reasonably priced French sparklers around, weighing in at under $15 a pop. Buckle up for some serious strawberry and fresh raspberry themes, followed up by an understated elegance balanced by sturdy structure, plenty of bubbles and super food-friendly character. The Perle d'Aurore is a fantastic budget-friendly sparkling wine find, consider pairing it with smoked salmon, milk chocolate covered strawberries or raspberry tart.