It’s now full-on summer and I’m sure you’re ready for major rosé time. I’ve already clocked a decent amount, so let the recommendations begin!
1 Made from Grenache, Consult and Syrah, Berne Inspiration ($21) is really light and a perfect Provençal-style rosé. They’re even running a contest to win a trip for 2 to Provence (enter here and bring me if you win!).
2 The sustainably-farmed vineyards for Chateau Saint-Roch Old Vines Rosé ($15) are situated in the Roussillon region of France. Grenache and Syrah vines that are up to 80 years old give this rosé great minerality and floral aromas.
3 Look for the Willamette Valley in Oregon if you’re seeking some good Pinot Noir rosé. Every vintage, Stoller ($28) is always a crowd pleaser with its crisp watermelon and strawberry notes, underscored by just a hint of slate.
4 I love Pinot Noir-based rosés and Wente’s Niki’s Rosé ($35) is typically elegant and strawberry-inflected. It’s named after Director of Viticulture Niki Wente who wanted to showcase the gravelly charter of the Arroyo Seco soil, giving it an extra layer of depth.
5 Holy moly is this Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Rosé good. It’s also over $300. But, definitely a splurge to enjoy with its mellow wild raspberry and an incredibly interesting toasted almond nuttiness undercurrent.
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