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5 Best Rose Wines

June 1, 2015, 10:24 a.m.

Dry rosé is popular, mostly throughout the summer months. Its style, customarily dry and light, has appeal to both white and red wine drinkers who are seeking something cool and refreshing to relieve the heat. Winemakers harvest rosé by inhibiting the red grapes from prolonged contact with the skins. This method gives red wines their tannic structure and strong flavor. When you’re looking to buy some great tasting rosé wine, try one of the 5 best rosé wines to drink from our list.
5 Best Rose Wines

1. Champagne Lallier Rose Grand Cru Champagne, France

Rosé Grand Cru is a partial saturation of 80 percent Pinot Noir and 20 percent Chardonnay. Its bountiful aromas of raspberry and strawberry, make for a well-balanced rosé Champagne that is intense and delightful.

Average Price: $55

5 Best Rose Wines

2. Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Rosé Lombardy, Italy

Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Rosé is made up of 55 percent Pinot Noir and 45 percent Chardonnay. This bottle has a sophisticated scent of berries and ripe fruit with a refined, well-balanced acidity that makes it desirable to sip.

Average Price: $35

5 Best Rose Wines

3. Blackbird Vineyards 2012 Arriviste Rosé Napa Valley, California

Blackbird Vineyards is a blend of 38 percent Merlot, 36 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 26 percent Cabernet Franc. In your mouth, the wine tastes like tangy citrus and cherry flavors with mineral notes, a vigorous acidity, and a clean finish.

Average Price: $25

5 Best Rose Wines

4. Château D'Esclans 2013 Whispering Angel Rosé Provence, France

The 2013 Whispering Angel Rosé is a lovely rose color and has precise tastes of berry and cherry. Spice and mineral translate onto the palate, and it has an extended finish that stays with white pepper and red peach.

Average Price: $28

5 Best Rose Wines

5. Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2011 Scalabrone Bolgheri Rosato DOC Tuscany, Italy

The Scalabrone is composed of 40 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot and 30 percent Syrah. A pleasingly dry rosé, it boasts delicious cherry flavors with scented herbal notes.

Average Price: $25

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