Rosé: the ultimate summer cool-down solution. Red grapes make for a fuller and richer chilled experience. Invigorating and restorative, if done right. Rosé has come a long way from being a basic summer sipper. Now, some bottles are even getting the royal treatment with wood barrel aging for extra oomph.
Think rosé wines are just cheap and cheerful? Think again! These bottles will make even the toughest critic blush. These foods are a match made in culinary heaven, especially when paired with some of them.
1 Robert Sinskey 2022 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Los Carneros California
Experience the pure essence of Pinot Noir with our organically farmed grapes that are carefully harvested and whole-cluster pressed to create a truly exceptional wine. Experience the delicate and refined taste of our Vin Gris wine, made from free run juice that is expertly fermented without any contact with skins, stems, or seeds. The result is a wine that boasts a subtle and elegant pale pink to almost gray color, perfectly embodying its namesake. Indulge in the delightful scents of rose petals, dried lavender, and tangerine peel. Indulge in the delectable notes of succulent white peach, juicy nectarine, and zesty lemon as they dance on your palate, culminating in a refreshingly crisp and clean finish.
2 Gerard Bertrand 2020 Clos du Temple Languedoc Cabrières
Discover the enchanting town of Cabrières, nestled in the picturesque Languedoc region of southern France, where rosé wines are said to have originated. Experience the regal extravagance of Louis XIV’s royal dinners with the inclusion of twine as a unique and memorable addition to the table. Discover the exquisite Clos du Temple vineyard, spanning 29 acres and boasting eleven unique plots. Our vines are nurtured with the utmost care, utilizing biodynamic principles and even a horse-drawn plow in lieu of a motorized tractor. Indulge in the exquisite blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Viognier, perfectly crafted to tantalize your senses. Delight in the alluring aromas of rose petals, lavender, orange zest, and white flowers that will transport you to a world of pure bliss. Experience the gentle and smooth texture of our beverage as you take your first sip. Delight in the refreshing taste of citrus blossom, complemented by the zesty notes of lemon curd and the invigorating essence of wet river rocks. Experience the luxurious texture and weighty sensation on your tongue, culminating in a luscious and well-rounded burst of flavor.
3 Le Clos Peyrassol 2022 Rosé Côtes de Provence Franc
Indulge in the delicate and refreshing taste of our pale pink rosé, crafted from a perfect blend of 40 percent Cinsault, 30 percent Grenache, and 30 percent Tibouren. Experience the fresh fruit flavors of our product, aged for 6 months on its lees in stoneware vats to ensure maximum preservation. Indulge in the alluring scents of ripe red raspberry, fragrant dried sage, luscious Anjou pear, succulent strawberry, and juicy red raspberry. Indulge in the smooth, rounded flavor of luscious strawberries and cream, complemented by the delicate notes of white peach, red plum, citrus blossom, and dried Mediterranean herbs. Experience the satisfying weight of this beverage on your tongue, complemented by a refreshing burst of acidity that lingers in the back of your throat.
4 Château d’Esclans 2020 Rosé Côtes de Provence France
With a vision to create world-renowned rosé wines, Sacha Lichine, son of the esteemed wine writer Alexis Lichine, acquired Chateau d’Esclans in 2006. Indulge in the exquisite Whispering Angel wine, famously crafted within the walls of The Chateau. Indulge in the exquisite taste of this premium wine, boasting a delicate pale pink hue and a tantalizing aroma of pineapple, anise, and candied ginger. Indulge in the luscious taste of tropical fruits, including guava, mango, apricot, and caramelized pineapple, perfectly balanced with a distinct minerality and salinity that lingers on the palate.
5 Chateau Minuty 2020 Rose et Or Côtes de Provence France
Experience the timeless elegance of Château Minuty, originally commissioned by Napoleon III and now owned by Gabriel Farnet since 1936. With a visionary spirit, he undertook the task of replanting the entire estate. His dedication and hard work paid off when, in 1955, the estate was officially recognized as a classified growth estate in the prestigious Côtes de Provence region. Indulge in the exquisite taste of our award-winning wine, crafted from the finest Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle grapes. Our expert winemakers have carefully cultivated these grapes on a soil blend of clay, sand, and schist, resulting in a truly exceptional flavor profile. Indulge in the delicate hue of pale pink and savor the sweet aromas of honeydew melon, Bartlett pear, and peach. Let the flavors of nectarine, citrus flowers, and cantaloupe melon dance on your palate. Experience the refreshing taste of a crisp and clean finish, perfectly complemented by a subtle hint of savory herbs that lingers on your palate.
6 Domaines Ott 2022 Château de Selle Rosé Côtes de Provence France
Discover the legacy of Domaines Ott, founded by Marcel Ott in 1912. Today, this prestigious brand boasts three distinct wineries, all expertly owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer. Discover the exquisite Château de Selle, a sprawling 345-acre estate nestled in the heart of the Côtes de Provence appellation. Bask in the warm glow of the sun-kissed hillsides, where vines are carefully tended to produce the finest wines. Discover a land of rocky soils, rich in limestone. Indulge in the delicate hue of this wine, boasting a bouquet of fragrant white flowers, smooth vanilla, and zesty citrus pith. Experience the invigorating taste of our product as soon as you take a sip. Our beverage boasts a powerful saline minerality that will awaken your senses. You’ll also notice the bright and refreshing notes of grapefruit peel and lemon zest. Experience a crisp and clean finish like never before.
7 Le Coste 2021 Rosato Lazio Italy
Experience the rich and unique hue of this natural wine, crafted from Aleatico grapes cultivated in the picturesque Lazio region of Italy. Unlike most rosé wines, its darker color is a testament to its exceptional quality and distinct flavor profile. Experience the full-bodied flavor of our product as it is carefully crafted through a process of sitting on the skins and macerating before being pressed. In the picturesque region of Lazio, near the charming village of Gradoli, Le Coste was born in 2004. The founders, Clementine Bouveron and Gian Marco Antonuzi, cultivate 16 acres of land with passion and dedication. Experience the unique flavor of grapes grown on mineral-rich volcanic soils, infused with the goodness of iron. Indulge in the richly pigmented rosé wine that boasts of a tantalizing blend of succulent strawberries and red raspberries, with a subtle hint of smokiness derived from the volcanic soils. Experience the indulgent texture and exquisite taste of juicy red plum, succulent peach, and tropical guava in every sip. The finish is perfectly balanced with a delightful hint of iodine, leaving your palate satisfied and refreshed.
8 Chêne Bleu 2022 Rosé Vaucluse France
Experience the allure of history at this stunning property nestled at the foothills of Mont Ventoux. Once a medieval glass blowing workshop named La Verriére, this enchanting estate boasts a rich and fascinating past. In 1993, Xavier and Nicole Rolet took ownership of the estate and embarked on a mission to restore it to its former glory. As part of their efforts, they introduced the exquisite Chêne Bleu rosé to their range of offerings. Experience the delicate and refreshing taste of our pale pink wine. Our winemakers carefully allow for 90 minutes of skin contact at pressing, followed by a cold fermentation process in a blend of 75 percent stainless steel and 25 percent French oak barrels for five weeks. Savor the unique and balanced flavors of this exceptional wine. Indulge in the delightful scents of red raspberry and lime zest, followed by a burst of flavors that include white flowers, pink grapefruit peel, and red plum. The finish is rounded with a refreshing burst of acidity in the post palate.
9 VieVité 2021 Extraordinaire Côtes de Provence
Discover the exquisite VieVité, crafted by the esteemed Domaine Sainte-Marie, a mere 12 miles from the iconic Saint Tropez. Indulge in the exquisite taste of our wines, crafted with utmost care and precision. Our winery has been bestowed with the prestigious organic certification from HVE Haute Valeur Environnementale, a testament to our commitment towards sustainable practices. We take pride in our exceptional water management techniques and unwavering respect for biodiversity, ensuring that every sip of our wine is a celebration of nature’s bounty. VieVité, a delightful blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle, presents a pale pink hue in the glass. Indulge in the delightful scents of fresh strawberry, citrus blossom, and zesty tangerine peel. Experience a fiery entrance with notes of freshly ground black pepper, dried sage, red raspberry, and white flowers. This wine boasts a full-bodied and velvety texture, leaving a smooth and silky finish.