Top Rose Wines to Try

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Rosé wines are known for being versatile, and the best wine to accompany food. Because of the run of “White Zin” there is a misconception that Rosé wine is an overly sweet starter wine. Despite this challenge to their image, sales of Rosé wine are rising as their quality is being discovered and recognized by wine lovers. Rose wines are in fact definitively dry, not sweet. In addition to this, the price of most of these wines provides excellent value for money. The pink hues of the various Rosé wines are a result of the brief time that the juice comes into contact with the grape skin. Best Served Chilled.

 

V.Sattui Gamay Rouge

The flavor profile of this Sattui Gamay Rouge comprises Bing cherry combined with sweet strawberry and bright acidity balanced in a semi-sweet finish. The aromas are filled with sweet fresh floral and red candied fruit scents. The Sattui Gamay Rouge comes with a wide variety of aroma and flavor, which makes it an interesting wine for the nose, plate and palate.

Mulderbosch Rose

Mulderbosch Rose

This South African bright pink palate-pleaser, inspired by Cabernet Sauvignon, has a blend of ripe red fruit and rose oil to please the nose, while the flavor brings a distinct experience of raspberry and strawberry, with an interesting touch of white pepper spice. The resulting combination of acidity and fruit lends itself beautifully to any number of food pairing combinations!

Tablas Creek Tablas Estate Rose

Bringing a perfect blend of Grenache, Counoise and Mourvèdre grapes, this California rosé presents in dark pink tones, with a combination of aromatics comprising: warm spices; watermelon; florals and strawberry. An explosive flavor combines strawberry and ripe cherry, with a light acidity and a good dose of minerality on the finish.

Mumm Napa Brut Rose

Mumm Napa is an elegant, fresh, rich wine is a consistent producer which continues to steadily deliver a great, reliable sparkling wine every year, at a fair price. For example, the Mumm Napa Brut Rose, has an abundance of bubbles and red fruit, providing a good pep on the palate. An early introduction by lots of strawberry and ripe raspberry will be followed by a second entrance of yeast-driving notes accompanied by a chorus of sparkling vanilla spice. Its solid structure, fresh fruit and continuous effervescence make it a perfect partner to a wide variety of ethnic cuisine.

Montes Cherub Rose of Syrah

Montes Cherub Rose of Syrah

Visually striking, the Montes Cherub never fails to disappoint aesthetically. Its hot pink hue is eye-catching and rich. Crafted soley from Syrah grapes, this Chillian masterpiece is an exceptional ultra dry rosé, with a solid base of concentrated red berries, with an edge of a touch of citrus. An all round delicious vintage.

Hecht and Bannier Rose

Created in the Languedoc region of southern France, the cheeky Hecht and Bannier rosé is the result of a heady blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. The combination of watermelon, sweet strawberry, and delicious pineapple wrapped in a well-maintained acidity provides a flavor that is full-flavored and fruity. A perfect summer wine, the Hecht and Bannier rosé has a gorgeous color, engaging flavor, and remarkable aromatics. And priced at a good level, this wine is a pleasure to drink throughout the season.

Beni di Batasiolo Moscato Rose Dolce

Expect strong aromatics from this one, with a powerful presence of fresh raspberry and strawberry. For those who like a light-bodied, faintly sparkling fruity wine that is lower in alcohol content, the Batasiolo Moscato Rose will be the ideal choice for a gentle, laid-back summer drink. This delightfully subtle rosé is an excellent partner for summer salads that are not too acidic. It also makes a great choice to accompany the fruity flavors of deserts such as peach cobbler or strawberry pie, and even nutty dishes. It is at its best when well chilled since this keeps the flavors and bubbles perfect.

Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec

Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec

Derived from 100% Malbec, the Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec comes with a serious but fresh presence and is filled with an abundance of red fruit. The combination of raspberry and blackberry give a strong yet pliable palate, while the acidity keeps the balance perfectly in a wine that is known for its overall versatility.

Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosé

The Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosé summer wine is a vision of true pink hue. The tropical aromas of this powerhouse comprise a perfect balance of a variety of fruit notes, ranging from berry to citrus. On the palate, expect a complex and exciting combination of juicy red berries, interrupted briefly by an appearance of lemon-lime citrus, along with an unexpected white pepper spice. The perfect rosé wine for sipping throughout spring and lazing into the long summer.

Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone Rosé

Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone Rosé

A powerful dry French rosé, the Jaboulet Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone Rosé is dominated by the Grenache grape. It comes with a combination of largely floral aromas, offset by a medium pink rose tone. An unexpected and complex combination on the palate, the steely mineral component rounds out perfectly, the red cherry with raspberry touches. This entrancing vintage comprises 10 percent Syrah, 40 percent Cinsault and a full 50 percent Grenache grape. Hailing from the Cotes du Rhone, this revered rosé is a perfect choice to accompany the summer flavors.

Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé “Perle d’Aurore”

Made from Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir grapes, this delightful Cremant Rosé is a delicious and fruity sparkling wine. Known for being one of the most well priced French sparkling wine available, the Louis Boillot Cremant de Bourgogné Rose provides excellent value at under $15. Brace yourself for some striking and powerful fresh raspberry and strawberry themes, combined with a subtle but notable elegance and supported by a strong structure, and an abundance of consistent bubbles. Its ability to pair perfectly with food is an extra bonus. For those looking for an exceptional sparkling wine, which pairs particularly well with smoked salmon, raspberry tart, or strawberries dipped in milk chocolate, that fits into their budget comfortably, the Perle d’Aurore is certain to live up to all expectations.

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