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A Master Sommelier’s Rose Wine Picks

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:

ITALY

Bertarose

2018 Bertani Bertarose Verona Italy, $15.99
Very dry, light, crisp and fresh with notes of lemon, pomegranate, raspberry and baby’s breath.

Mandrarossa

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.

FRANCE

Jean-Luc Colombo

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.

Domaine de Cala

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.

Mas de la Dame

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.

SPAIN

Carlos Serres

2017 Carlos Serres Rioja Rose Spain, $16
Lightly sweet and juicy with notes of cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry and lime.

ARGENTINA

Portillo

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.

Santa Julia

nv Santa Julia Rose Brut Argentina, 187 ml, $5
Dry and crisp sparkling Pinot Noir with mandarin, tangerine, peach and pomegranate notes.

NEW ZEALAND

Peter Yealands

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.

Mt. Beautiful

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.

Waipapa Bay

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.

Wither Hills

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.

CALIFORNIA

Bonny Doon Vineyard

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.

Dutton Goldfield

2018 Dutton Goldfield Rose of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast USA, $30
Supple, fresh, soft and dry with lime zest, raspberry, and pink rose.

OREGON

Joe to Go Rose Oregon USA, 375 ml can, $7
Fresh and zesty Pinot Noir/Pinot Gris Rose with raspberry, strawberry, lime and tarragon.

For more Rose and other wine recommendations and reviews, visit www.planetgrapewinereview.com, and check out Catherine’s latest book.

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