The search for the perfect summer wine is over. Rosé has been sweeping the nation as the best buy by the bottle for anything from lounging by the lake to sunny soirées. It is the red wine for white drinkers, and the white wine for red drinkers: rosé is the champion of wine versatility.
While white zinfandel still holds a major stake in yearly rosé sales, sales of dry rosé have been steadily increasing in the past few years. Here we will showcase some of those fabulous rosés you can pick up (for a bargain) this summer at Just A Taste!
Schloss Gobelsburg “Cistercien”
Wine Region: Kamptal, Austria
Grape Varietals: Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir
Three Tasting Notes: Strawberry, apple, citrus
Why I Like It: Schloss Gobelsburg is one of the most classic Austrian estates. Once cultivated by monks (hence Cistercien), this sustainably produced rosé is one of the best each year!
Why You’ll Like It: Don’t let the Austrian grape varietals scare you, this fresh and fruit forward wine is light, lean, and crushable!
Quinta da Lixa Vinho Verde
Wine Region: Minho, Portugal
Grape Varietals: 100% Espadeiro
Three Tasting Notes: Red currant, floral, strawberry
Why I Like It: The climate of northern Portugal, cooled by fresh sea breezes, creates a delightfully crisp and refreshing wine. Vinho verde usually have a touch of fizz, which zings across the tongue.
Why You’ll Like It: This rosé is so drinkable that even the winery suggests pairing it with a bendy straw.
Robert Sinskey vin Gris
Wine Region: Carneros, California
Grape Varietals: Pinot Noir
Three Tasting Notes: White strawberry, green apple, peach
Why I Like It: This is not your typical rosé, it has a unique gray/copper hue.
Why You’ll Like It: The vin Gris of Pinot Noir creates an elegant sipper made from the highest quality fruit.
Cristia “From Riviera with Love”
Wine Region: Cotes de Provence, France
Grape Varietals: Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault
Three Tasting Notes: Grapefruit, citrus, floral.
Why I Like It: Cristia crafts a traditional French rosé from the most classic area for rosé: Cotes de Provence.
Why You’ll Like It: “From Riviera with Love” is a cut above, boasting a deeper hue and more intense body.