It’s time for beach wine! Many folks I know drink Rose wine year round, but summer is peak season and shelves are stocked so think pink! Made with a wide variety of grapes from vineyards all over the world, Rose wine is delicious, easy going, refreshing, and easy to enjoy with friends and family as we coast through the lazy days of summer. Styles range from light and dry to ripe and sweet, and even sparkling, and now even come in easy to tote cans!
Here our some of our Planet Grape Wine Review top picks:
2018 Bertani Bertarose Verona Italy, $15.99
Very dry, light, crisp and fresh with notes of lemon, pomegranate, raspberry and baby’s breath.
2018 Mandrarossa PerriconeTerre Siciliane Italy, $11.99
Savory, spicy, juicy and unique with notes of strawberry, pink peppercorn, fennel seed, sesame seed, and white rose.
2018 Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rose Mediterranee France, $12.99
Light, brisk, and dry with notes of lemon, pink grapefruit, strawberry yogurt and chalk.
2018 Domaine de Cala Prestige Coteaux Varois en Provence France, $24.95
Light, finely chewy, tart and very dry with notes of mandarin, raspberry, pink rose and crushed sea shell.
2018 Mas de la Dame La Gourmande Rose Les Baux de Provence France, $19.99
Light, tart, subtle and dry with notes of lemon pith, strawberry, pink rose and sea shell.
2017 Carlos Serres Rioja Rose Spain, $16
Lightly sweet and juicy with notes of cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry and lime.
2018 Portillo by Salentein Rose Plot 5 Valle de Uco Mendoza Argentina, $10.99
Lightly chewy and pleasantly fruity with raspberry, red plum, violet and lilac notes.
nv Santa Julia Rose Brut Argentina, 187 ml, $5
Dry and crisp sparkling Pinot Noir with mandarin, tangerine, peach and pomegranate notes.
2018 Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc Rose Marlborough New Zealand, $14.99
Juicy, chewy, fresh and lightly sweet with notes of lime, strawberry, watermelon and sweet pea.
2018 Mt. Beautiful Rose North Canterbury New Zealand, $16.99
Full, round, softly sweet and juicy with notes of pink grapefruit, cranberry, watermelon and fresh dill.
2018 Waipapa Bay Rose of Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand, $16
Crisp, lively, and softly sweet with notes of cranberry, raspberry, pomegranate and sea salt.
2018 Wither Hills Rose of Pinot Noir Marlborough Zealand, $14
Light, subtle, juicy and fresh with notes of strawberry, raspberry, peach, Greek yogurt and lemon zest.
2018 Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare Central Coast California USA, $16
Fresh, subtle and silky with notes of citrus, raspberry, watermelon, peach and pink rose.
2018 Dutton Goldfield Rose of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast USA, $30
Supple, fresh, soft and dry with lime zest, raspberry, and pink rose.
Joe to Go Rose Oregon USA, 375 ml can, $7
Fresh and zesty Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris Rose with raspberry, strawberry, lime and tarragon.
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