Destination Rosé

We're raising a glass to the wine of the summer.

The Wine of the Summer.

Rosé is having a moment, and we couldn't be more thrilled about it. Underneath that disarming pink hue, are bold and crisp flavors that are perfect for those warm days.

To help you find your next favorite Rosé, here are some tips on finding the perfect bottle:

 
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Most Rosé wines are made from red grape varietals, so you'll find some tasting notes of Rosé similar in the full red version of the same grapes and blends. The trick with Rosé, however, is that the juice is removed from the skins shortly after pressing. This differs from red winemaking, as the skins are usually left in contact with the juice through fermentation - giving red wine that deep red color and profile.

There are two main categories of Rosé: sweet, and not sweet, which is pretty easy to remember.

Sweet Rosé

A style mostly used by bulk winemakers, sweet Rosé is typically seen as White Zinfandel, White Merlot, and Pink Moscato. Instead of sweet Rosé, try a quality Moscato (the non-Rosé kind) like a 2015 Saracco Moscato d'Asti to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours.

Dry Rosé

The most popular style of Rosé today, dry Rosé is crisp, nuanced, with beautiful character. With common grape varietals such as Syrah, Grenache, Sangiovese, Cinsault, and Pinot Noir, you can find some 100% single grape Rosé as well as blends - usually of the grapes previously mentioned 

Our favorites: A quality Grenache & Syrah blend is lovely on those hot days - crisp, refreshing, yet has a little backbone. A 100% Pinot Noir Rosé is also hard to beat. Ask your store's wine steward for their picks!