Get ready to drink pink - rosé season has arrived! A smart wine choice any time of year, rosé is especially enticing in spring and summer. Who can resist a crisp and refreshing glass of pretty rosè on a beautiful sunny day? Ranging in hues from barely pink to vibrant jewel tones, rosé brings a wine glass to life. Sip your way around the world with one of these seven sensational rosé wines!
Mathilde Chapoutier Grand Ferrage Rosé 2016 ($19.99)
Côtes de Provence AOC, France
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Rolle
8th generation winemaker Mathilde Chapoutier stepped out of her legendary father's shadow when she debuted her superb Provençal rosé last year. The excellent 2016 vintage proves that the talented Miss Chapoutier is no one-hit-wonder. Full and silky with vibrant acidity, this beautiful blend has tantalizing flavors of peach, grapefruit, and a touch of lavender.
M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé 2016 ($14.99)
Côtes du Rhône, France
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
One of France's most celebrated winemakers (and father of rising star Mathilde Chapoutier), Michel Chapoutier delivers excellence once again in this superb rosé. A perfect balance of acidity, crispness, fruity fresh strawberry and raspberry flavors, and a hint of herbs.
Lapostolle Le Rosé 2016 ($20.99)
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grapes: Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache Mourvédre
The Lapostolle family (founders of Grand Marnier liqueur) has roots in France and bring that elegant ooh la la sensibility to their acclaimed winery in Chile. Pale as a ballerina's tutu, it is crisp and juicy with refined flavors of apricot and grapefruit.
Il Poggione Brancato Rosato 2016 ($18.99)
This coppery-colored Tuscan rosé catches the eye and wows the palate. Produced by one of the founding families of Montalcino, this superb rosato is refreshing and nuanced with flavors of rich red cherries and a dash of savory saffron.
Protea Dry Rosé 2016 ($17.99)
Coastal Region, South Africa
Grapes: Mourvédre, Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache
Inspired by the dry rosé wines of Provence, this stylish bottle from South Africa packs plenty of zest and juicy cherry & berry flavors.
Bodegas Valdemar 'Conde Valdemar' Rosé 2016 ($13.99)
Grapes: Garnacha, Viura
Sassy and fresh, this tasty vino from Spain has vibrant red fruit flavors with a touch of stone fruit and watermelon.
Sanford Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 ($23)
Santa Rita Hills, California
Grape: Pinot Noir
A playful but elegant expression of Pinot Noir with refreshing flavors of strawberry, orange blossom, and honeysuckle.
Stay tuned for more rosè coverage this season!