I’m sure there’s no surprise that most of the rosé wine I drink comes from the Côtes de Provence region in France. A little known fact I recently learned was that rosé wine even outsells white wine in France. Who knew?! Rosé wine from Côtes du Provence are characteristically dry wines and contain a less sugar than many others produced around the world. I personally prefer both my white and rosé wines to be more on the dry than sweet side of the flavor spectrum. Here is a list of my favorite rosé wines right now. All of these selections are also budget friendly and many can be found for under $20. (prices vary per state and retailer)
MIRAVAL: This is a refreshing and aromatic rosé, produced in a valley of the ancient village of Correns, France. Notes of red fruits, white flowers and citrus make this light rosé perfect for a sunny afternoon. It’s also the rosé co-founded by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt along with a famed French wine family. ($21)
VIE VITE: I was newly introduced to this wine; which I served at a recent get together at my apartment alongside a cheese and wine platter. It was so delicious and I can’t wait to pick up another bottle. The rosé is crisp with a delicate finish. It’s fruit flavors are best enhanced by a seafood feast but also pairs well with just about anything else you serve. ($19.95)
NOMADICA WINE: I love this wine for it’s convenient, portable design. Yes, it’s a ‘canned wine;’ which if you haven’t heard isn’t such a bad thing. The wine still tastes delicious and is the perfect way to enjoy wine on the go. Produced in small batches at vineyards in California, the company is female founded, female owned and female run; which I also think is pretty amazing. The limited edition cans are also designed by incredible artists; this rosé edition having been designed by Matty Mo, aka THE MOST FAMOUS ARTIST. ($6/can)
From the rich flavor, smooth texture and perfect shade of pale pink; you can’t get much better than this rosé. I also love the wine’s strawberry and berry fruit notes. HINT: Drink with strawberries! Be warned though, this is a favorite and goes quickly at most local wine shops…and at all summer soirées! ($21.99)
Probably one of the ‘hottest’ wines in the US right now, this rosé is light and refreshing. Notes of fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and white peach give this rosé an extra kick. Enjoy at your next clambake or beach outing. Once you start, you can’t stop! ($15)
Known for their elegant wines, Smoke Tree produces one of my favorite California rosé wines. The aromas of white cherry and white peach paired with flavors of quince and nectarine give this rosé a dry and crisp finish. Pair with a summer salad and grilled vegetables. ($22.99)
I first came upon this rosé from Côtes du Provence through my wine subscription with Winc. Several bottles later and I am hooked. I’ve personally been a member of Winc since 2015 (when it launched as Club W) and love the selection of wines that arrive each month. When I feel like I have enough wine on hand, I can put my account on hold till I’m ready for more.
To enjoy your rose to the fullest bring your The Drop It unbreakable plastic cups from the Wine-to-Go: chill your bottle of rose wine in the Ice Bag and enjoy your rose.