Have you been swept up by the rosé revolution? Chances are you have probably seen the hashtag #roséallday pop up across social media or noticed pale pink glasses dotting the tables of your favorite restaurant patio. But you may not know what it is, why it has become so popular or the top 5 rosé wines to drink. I’m here to help!
While rosé wine has been around since the Ancient Greeks, what we think of today as rosé wine owes its roots to France and specifically Provence for inspiring the wines we enjoy today.
In the US, the popularity of the super sweet White Zinfandel ruined rosé’s reputation for a generation, but a new crop of really crisp, dry options with flavors like strawberry, watermelon, cherry, orange peel, and peach have made rosé the fastest growing wine category in the world.
How to choose? Well, like most things wine, there is no right answer. But if my description above sounded good to you then I would start with one of my favorites listed below.
Top 5 Rosé Wines:
1. Fragile by Orin Swift ($18)
2. Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris ($16)
3. Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir ($28)
4. Chateau Miraval Rosé ($22)
5. Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé ($16)
If in doubt, ask your favorite wine shop for a dry, Provençal style of rosé. If you are browsing the aisle solo, look for a pale pink over a darker salmon color. I tend to find that the darker the juice the sweeter the style which is not my preferred flavor profile.
Once you have made your choice, all you need is a cute rosé tote to carry it in and you will be the hit of your next summer get together.