IMG_0866Rosé season is all summer long (year round for rosé lovers), but for those looking to sip some this summer you have to try some of these French Rosés… like NOW! One of my favorite regions in France is the Rhone Valley, known for those juicy and tannic but spicy and delicious Grenache and Syrah (some my favorite varietals from this region) grapes. I happen to love French wines due to the terroir that has a lot of influence on these wines.


Most would say, “The French just know how to make wine, simple as that”, and yes that is true. Many however only have tried rosé from Provence, France which is where you get those delicate rose petal like wines that are perfect for an afternoon outside, with a lighter brunch, or some appetizers. If you want a rosé with a little more character, some tannins, tartness, or one with big personality, then all… or almost all of these rosés below will be great for you!

Bits and bites that paired well with the wines from the menu at Cannibal NYC: Charcuterie, Pickles, Foie Gras, Pretzels and mustard. 

Here are some of my favorite still (not sparkling) rosés to sip this summer:

Region: Cotes du Rhone M. Chapoutier Belleruche 2014

Cellier Des Dauphines 2014, E. Guigal 2014, Gabrielle Meffre “La Chasse” 2014, Vidal Fleury 2010, and last but not least… one of my favorite producers in RhoneM. Chapoutier Belleruche 2014. 

Region: Tavel 

Chateau de Trinquevedel 2013

Region: Luberon

Chateau “La Sable” 2014 and Notre Dame de Cousignac 2014

Region: Costieres de Nimes

Chateau Mourgues de Gres “Galets Roses” 2014 and Chateau Beauvois “Expression” 2014

Region: Ventoux

Chateau Valcome “Epicure” 2014 and Domaine de Fenouillet 2014.

Try one, two, or all of them and figure out which wine suits your personality. I guarantee you will find one you absolutely love!