It’s the perfect time to drink pink.
Expand your palate with some of our favorite rosé wines. From soft and fruity to vibrant and bodacious, these wines run the gamut. They’re also perfect for spring and upcoming summer months.
What makes this drink pink? Winemakers craft rosé by juicing red grapes and allowing the juice to soak with the skins for a few days. Once the juice takes on a lovely pink color, the skins are removed and the juice is allowed to ferment.
The color can range from pale pink to vividly bright depending on the varietals used and the winemaking techniques. A general rule is that lighter hues yield softer fruit notes, lower tannins and a drier finish, while darker-pink wines are often bursting with fruit flavors and have a higher tannin level.
Rosé pairs beautifully with cheese, as well as a wide variety Mediterranean ingredients. Of course, it’s also delightful on its own! Here are some of our latest favorites.
Chateau de Eslcans Whispering Angel Considered one of the world’s greatest rosés, this wine is made from grapes grown on an exceptional site in Provence. Primarily a blend of Grenache, Vermentino and Cinsault, this fresh and pretty rosé features flavors of white peach, mango and white cherry fruit. Hints of watermelon and cranberry lead to a dry finish with balanced acidity.
Decoy Rosé Inspired by the great rosé wines of Provence, Decoy is dry with lovely aromatics, pure fruit flavors and a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Each bottle is specially fermented in stainless steel and made from a blend of Syrah and Pinot Noir. Enticing aromas of grapefruit, strawberries and honeydew lead to bold fruit flavors with a hint of mineral and spice.
French Blue Bordeaux Rosé This dry, easy-to-drink rosé from Bordeaux is 80% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s crisp and refreshing, with delicious flavors of strawberry, watermelon and cherry. Perfect for long lunches and outdoor gatherings.
Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé Fresh, fruity and bold, this wine celebrates the Mediterranean Art de Vivre. Its originality extends beyond the rose-shaped bottle, with notes of summer fruits, cassis and red currant that stem from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from the Languedoc region of France. The finish is fresh and full with notes of strawberry and lingering citrus.
Lion and the Lily Rosé From the Bordeaux wine region, this Merlot-based rosé boasts aromas of bright summer berries and fresh cherries. It’s exceptionally fresh, complex, full-bodied and elegant, perfect on its own or served with a range of cuisine. The label features the coat of arms of Bordeaux signifying strength, beauty, and the preservation of nature.
Daou Paso Robles Rosé Inspired by the renowned rosé wines of Provence, France, this gorgeous, pale pink wine has ripe fruit aromas and notes of hyacinth, apricot and crushed rose petals. There’s a hint of sweet cherry and vanilla with orange peel accents in the secondary layers that leave you wanting another sip.
JNSQ Rosé Clean and aromatic, this rosé has a touch of strawberry and Bing cherry. Savory herbal and white floral notes make it elegant and crisp—perfect for poolside sipping or serving at a backyard BBQ. Delicious on its own, this balanced, versatile wine pairs well with a range of foods.
Saint Hilaire Brut Rosé More than a century before champagne, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire in the Southern foothills of Limoux created France's very first sparkling wine. On the palate, this rosé offers notes of soft green apple, tangerine oil and faint yellow floral with hints of lavender. We love pairing this well-balanced wine with starters, lighter dishes and seafood.
Miraval Rosé This fresh, elegant pale-pink wine boasts aromas of fresh fruit, currants and fresh rose with a zest of lemon. The refinement continues in the mouth with beautiful liveliness and gourmet notes that subtly balance the mineral and saline notes. An irresistible wine that ends with a long finish with lemony notes.
Mumm Napa Brut Rosé Luscious and festive, this sparkling wine from Napa Valley, California has a light pink color and is made primarily from Pinot Noir grapes. A portion of the wine is initially fermented in the press, giving it soft, fruity characteristics, while a hint of Chardonnay creates a balanced structure. Notes of black cherry and strawberry are followed by graham cracker and mineral flavors leading to a crisp, dry finish.