Looking for wines that are light and refreshing for warm weather? Wondering how to choose some of the best Rosé wines for summer? Rosé wines have had a resurgence in popularity over the last few years. No longer considered a cheap, sweet wine for beginners, wine drinkers at every level of sophistication are enjoying dry, complex and well-balanced Rosés from all over the globe. In this post, explore 5 of the best Rosé wines to try for summer.
Angels & Cowboys Rosé
From Sonoma County, California, Angels & Cowboys handcrafts blends
sourced from top quality Sonoma growers. This Rosé is a Grenache-based blend and is crafted with winemaking techniques found in southern France. Light color in the glass, there are delicate aromas of meadow flowers, pomegranate and citrus. Tasting the wine, there are mineral and tart cherry notes with well-balanced acidity. It's very dry and versatile wine and can be enjoyed with a variety of foods including vegetables, shellfish, chicken, and spicy foods.
Department 66 Fragile Rosé
This Bordeaux-blend French Rosé has a strong personality according to wine.com's Wilfred Wong
. With aromas of dried rose petals and honeysuckle, this medium-bodied wine has distinctive tastes of red fruit. Balanced acidity, minerality and a long finish round out this Rosé. It pairs well with Asian fusion or Tex-Mex dishes.
The Pinot Project Rosé
Made from Pinot Grigio grapes grown in Veneto, Italy, The Pinot Project
Rosé is fruity and refreshing with delicate floral and rose petal aromas. There are tastes of red berries, peaches and lemon with crisp acidity and a long, dry finish. Pair this wine with shellfish, and soft cheeses.
Spy Valley Rosé
Marlborough, New Zealand
Situated in the Waihopai Vallley, Spy Valley
Wines was established in the 1990's with 180 hectare acres of estate vineyards. The Pinot Noir grapes used to produce this Rosé are handpicked from Spy Valley's Lodge block. Some of the grapes are then fermented in oak. This produces a Rosé that is fresh and crisp with aromas of berries. Tasting the wine, you'll find notes of sweet red fruit and cherry. This wine would pair well with a variety of foods including burgers on the grill.
Cantele Negroamaro Rosato
Cantele Estate Winery
is located in Puglia, Italy in a region rich with olive groves and grape vines. The subsoil in this region consists of limestone and clay which help to produce well balanced wines with just the right amount of minerality. Negroamaro grapes are native to southern Italy and produces wines with deep color and are the grapes used to produce this Rosé.
The color is a soft pink in the glass with aromas of geranium, rose and red berries. Tasting the wine, there are notes of red fruit flavors with a long finish. This Rosé pairs well with brunch foods, vegetables and flavorful soups and seafood.
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