A rosé for red wine drinkers, the Chateau de Lancyre Rosé. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Cinsault grown in the clay and limestone based … [Read more...]
The Best Rosé Wines - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Rosé is one of the hottest categories in wine although it hasn't always been that way. When we started this site in 2011 getting people to drink the delightful dry examples was a bit like pulling teeth. Conditioned by the gallon jugs of pink syrupy slop on grocery store shelves most people thought rosé only existed in the impossibly sweet form. Thanks to the newfound availability of dry wines from places like Provence and beyond however that perception has changed.
Of course the flip side of this surge in popularity is that everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon which means that many of the new options just aren't that good. We help you separate the wheat from the chaff in our giant list of The Best Rosé Wines Under $20!
Before we get to the picks; however, let's take a quick look at how rosé is made. The color in red wine comes from dark grape skins being left in contact with the juice during fermentation. If you remove the skin or juice part way through fermentation, you end up with a light red, or pink, wine. (The skin is also what imparts much of the tannins to the wine.)
One other note about this style that many people do not recognize -- they are some of the most food flexible types of wine out there. From salads to barbecue to all your Thanksgiving favorites rosé is one of the best options to pair with your meals.
Read on for our list of The Best Rosé Wines Under $20!
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Two tasty grapes make for one delicious rosé, the Bonny Doon Vineyard A Proper Pink. 69% Tannat from the Mt. Oso Vineyard in western … [Read more...]
From the bottle to what's inside, the Aime Roquesante Cotes de Provence Rosé is pleasing to the senses. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and … [Read more...]
The Boschendal The Rose Garden Rosé, a perfect pick for Mom on Mother's Day! A blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage from Western Cape, … [Read more...]
Exploring the pink side of Vinho Verde with the Arca Nova Vinho Verde Rose. Espadeiro from Vinho Verde, Portugal. The wine has 8 … [Read more...]
The first of three fine finds, the Charles & Charles Rosé. A special guest post today from Steve Kubota covering three excellent rosé … [Read more...]