Rosé season is here! Even if you sip it all year round, there’s nothing like drinking rosé in the warm weather; it almost feels essential! With the rosé market blowing up, it’s hard to pick just one rosé and choices can be tough to decipher in the store. Here’s a great list of six rosés to sip this spring!
Bertani Bertarose– From Veneto, Italy, this bright and fruit driven rosé is made from Molinara and Merlot grapes. On the nose, it’s striking with bright red fruit, flowers, and citrus, which follows through to a refreshing and lively palate. This wine is so much fun to drink, and works well with sunny days, seafood, and even barbeque ribs! $15.99
Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc Rosé- Made with Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot grapes, this New Zealand wine is striking with bright acidity, nice red fruit notes, and typical New Zealand flavors. Some tropical notes come through on the nose while the palate is full of “strawberry shortcake” – yealands.co.nz. What’s interesting about these wines is that all the vines grow up listening to classical music, which helps stimulate growth! This unique wine is one not to miss on your must-have rosés list! $14.99
Mas de la Dame Gourmande Rosé– From Provence, France this beautiful rosé is made from the typical grapes including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. Mas de la Dame, or “farm of the lady” is owned by Anne Poniatowski and Caroline Missoffe who, together with consultant Jean-Luc Colombo, the most influential winemaker in the Rhone Valley! On the nose, this wine is ripe with red berries, peaches, blood orange, and rose petal. On the palate, it’s crisp with a lot of those beautiful fruit forward notes coming through. This is a great rosé to bring to picnics, barbeques, and pool sides! $19.99
Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé AOP Côtes de Provence- Made from Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Ugni Blanc, and Rolle grapes, this wine is radiating and fresh showcasing fresh red fruit and vine peaches. Some floral aromas come through opening up to a bright full-bodied palate. This wine is stunning with a lingering finish, and pairs beautifully with grilled vegetables and fish. $19.99
Attems Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé- This is a unique wine if you’re not used to having a Pinot Grigio Rosé! Attems continues the traditional way of producing Pinot Grigio in the province of Venice, Italy. The term Ramato means “coppery,” is used to describe the pink hue of the wine, which is due to the slight contact with the purple skins before pressing and fermenting. This rosé expresses a rich and fruity bouquet, which opens fully on the palate, with complex and alluring flavors. $21
Canella Brut Rosé- 100% Pinot Nero from Italy, this Prosecco lively and fragrant. Lorenzo Canella saw far ahead when producing this style of wine, focusing on wines that were light, white, and refreshing. He wanted to produce sparkling wines that set off Veneto’s own fine varieties and catered to newer, modern tastes. This wine is a pale peach color with aromas of cranberry, strawberry, and a nice creamy palate. $23
Stay tuned for more rosé roundups, but wanted to showcase six you should be sipping this spring and even can continue into summer with. Rosé is a lifestyle, and these six have been the top on my list so far due to their pair-ability, gifting potential, and overall style.
Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love… please pair responsibly!