It’s officially the most magical time of the year: rosé season. All summer long, we’ll be sipping our favorite pink wines to celebrate the warmer weather from day to night. And, since we know you’re constantly on the hunt for the most delicious, all-day rosé for your summer, we decided to round up our favorite blushing bottles to add to your must-drink list in honor of the season (and National Rosé Day, June 12, 2021.)
From France to California and everywhere in between, these are the best rosé wines to drink now.
Summer Water Societé
$89 per month for 4 months, or $320 if you pay all at once.
For the truly dedicated rosé lover, what could be better than a whole summer’s worth of their favorite pink drink? This year, the seasonal subscription includes 4 exclusive shipments, including 4 bottles of their vegan, low-sugar, eco-friendly Summer Water rosé, 24 single-serve Mini Droplets, a mixed box of Summer Water and their Keep It Chill chilled red, and 4 limited-edition Summer Water bottles—aka everything you need to get to Labor Day in delicious fashion.
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Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé
Sourced from the Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence region in France, this rosé is a light and fresh wine with just a hint of sweetness and an overall refreshing taste that has won it’s blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Tibouren grapes legions of fans.
An Italian escape in a bottle, this summery rosé is made from hand-picked Negroamaro grapes, a varietal native to the Puglia region. The flavor brings a cornucopia of red fruits and zippy grapefruit with a whiff of florals that will transport you right to the Italian coast.
Hampton Water Rose
This award winning rosé by Hampton Water has some seriously impressive pedigree: it was created by Jon Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse Bongiovi from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes which give it a light, refreshing flavor that’s perfect for summer.
Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé of Pinot Noir
In a sea of Grenache-based rosés, this 100% Pinot Noir blusher out of the Russian River Valley really stands out. A bright acidity and notes of strawberry, grapefruit, and watermelon make it beautifully refreshing by the pool or for a lingering day of relaxation in the garden.
Miraval Provence Rosé
This wine hails from the Miraval estate (famously owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) in the Côtes de Provence region of France. The fruity and floral flavor will please the most discerning of rosé drinkers, and the pale pink shade was basically made for Instagram.
Segura Viudas Cava Brut Rose
The Spanish cousin to champagne, this cava was originally created to help promote and save the indigenous Trepat grape varietal that was slowly being removed from Spanish wineries in favor of traditional French grapes. It lends this sparkler a lush, red fruit palate with an addictively spicy edge that will shake you out of any mid-summer rosé rut.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Le Rose 2020
Made of 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes, this rosé out of Washington’s Columbia Valley is bright and dry; the perfect thing to sip with afternoon appetizers or a decadent cheeseboard.
Wolffer Estate Summer In A Bottle Rosé
The name says it all: this delicious, fruity rosé from the iconic Wölffer Estate on New York’s Long Island is available in this beautifully designed bottle that is the epitome of summer. Make this your go-to hostess gift when you’re heading to a summer soirée—it’s a combination of a flower arrangement and booze in one.
Clos Cibonne Rose Tradition
In a sea of pale pink rosés, this wine from the Clos Cibonne vineyard in France stands out. This wine is made in something closer to a sherry style, so you can expect a briny taste that’s sure to wake up your palate.
Yes Way Rosé
It’s only natural that the French would have a term for easy-drinking, “pour me another’-style wines. They call these wines glou-glou, and if you’re looking to get some first-hand experience with it, expand your vocabulary with this fun, appropriately French-sourced rosé.
Josh Cellars Prosecco Rosé
It was only last year that the Prosecco DOC Consortium approved prosecco rosé as a recognized style and this Italian bottle is an ideal way to get into it. The light bodied rosé is refreshingly effervescent with a shortcake’s worth of berry notes that make it a lovely foil for savory snacks.
Liquid Light Rosé
Cutting back doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor. This tart, crisp blush has all of the berry and citrus notes you love from heavier rosés, but with only 90 calories and less than a gram of sugar per serving.
Subtle herbaceous notes on the nose lend this Syrah-heavy California rosé a floral richness to match the bright flavors of corefruit and strawberry, making it a great choice all the way into fall.
Maison No. 9 French Rosé Wine
When you think of luxurious French rosé, your first thought might not be of musician Post Malone, but the recording artist’s crisp, Provencal-style rosé has quickly become a fan favorite for its refreshing palate of fresh fruit that makes it perfect for poolside sipping.
If you’re searching for a more grown-up take on blush, this Provencal rosé brings spice and a bracing mineral finish that will banish all thoughts of overly sweet warm-weather sips.
Out East Côtes de Provence Rosé
This Provencal bottle, with notes of rose petals and stonefruit accented by a subtle spice will make you feel like you’re sipping on a balcony in the south of France.
Chateau Minuty M Rose
This light and smooth rosé is another wine sourced from Côtes de Provence in France, a hotspot for pink wine lovers. The crisp blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grapes also has a hint of peach and red currant for a fruity aroma you’ll no doubt enjoy.
Columbia Crest H3 Rose 2019
Floral notes of stonefruit and melon make this syrah and cabernet-based rosé a natural pairing for light summer fare like seafood and pasta.
If you’re looking to splurge on an unforgettable bottle of rosé Champagne, this is your best bet. “Dating back to 1729, Ruinart makes a non vintage medium salmon in color rosé Champagne with [flavors of] underripe strawberries and fresh mint,” Slover explains.
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La Fête Rosé
Sourced from the oldest vineyard on the Saint-Tropez peninsula in France, this rosé wine is created with sustainable practices and was awarded the Zero Pesticides label in 2016. A refreshing and bold choice, expect notes of dried fruits and hazelnut as you taste this wine.
Aix Rose 2020
Another standout rosé from Provence, this pale pink wine by AIX is a delicate combination of fruity notes, like watermelon and strawberries. It’s a rich and refreshing taste you’ll want to sip as you partake in “rose all day.”
Made from 95% grenache noir and 5% sauvignon blanc, this rosé fills the palate with notes of stonefruit and a hint of crisp, clean melon that begs to be sipped while taking in the summer breeze.
Lila Provence Rosé
Cans get a bad rap, but when it comes to maintaining the fresh crisp flavors you love in rose, cans do an excellent job by keeping every trace of oxygen away from the juice. As an added bonus, these slender cans are incredibly versatile for picnics, trips to the beach, and all sorts of impromptu gatherings when you don’t want to fuss with glasses or a corkscrew.
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Erath Rosé of Pinot Noir
A brief period of skin contact gives this pinot noir-based rosé a brisk touch of tannins while stainless steel fermentation lets the freshness of strawberries and tropical fruits really shine.
Perrier-Jouet Blason Rose
Just what you need to pair with some ice cold oysters, this nicely rounded champagne brings tart strawberry and raspberry notes with a mineral finish that will remind you of rosé’s elegant side.
Le Pas du Moine Rosé
John Slover, the beverage director of Major Food Group, which includes restaurants like Dirty French, recommends this rosé from the Côtes de Provence region in France. Slover reveals that the wine is a “fruit and flower forward rosé” made of a traditional blend.
YL Cuvee Rose
Expand your rosé palate with this Corsican wine made from 100% Nielluciu grapes. It’s complex and bright, with hints of chalk that make it great not only as a standalone, all-day sip, but also as a pairing for all of your summer meals.
Cotes Des Rosés Rosé
Want a bottle that’s as pretty as the juice inside? This Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault blend not only boasts a tasty, classic rosé palate that will delight any pink lover, the bottom of the bottle shows off a distinctive rose shape. Grab a few and we guarantee anyone you gift them to will love them more than a bouquet.
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