Rosés are versatile, flavorful wines suitable for almost any occasion. According to The Manual, rosés were also among some of the first wines ever made. Rosés are light in body and served chilled, making them perfect for cookouts or hanging out around your fire pit. We found five delicious wines to try before your next gathering.
Yes-Way is a delicious rosé produced in the south of France. They use Mediterranean grapes to produce a Provençal blend with flavors of strawberry, white peach, and citrus. Yes-Way is great for seafood, spicy foods, and cheese.
House Wine Rosé
House Wine was created in 2004 by acclaimed wine maker Charles Smith. Available in boxes, cans, or bottles, their wines are hailed as a no-pretense, tasty alternative to higher-end wines. The rosé boasts flavors of strawberries and citrus, and the can is perfect for camping trips, days at the beach, or nights around the fire pit.
Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Roses
This is a wine to impress. Packaged in a rosebud-shaped bottle, Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Roses is bottled as early as possible to preserve the fresh, bright finish of the grapes. It has notes of orange, grapefruit, and candy, and it’s best paired with sushi or cheese.
Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé
A deviation from the standard rosé, the Santa Margherita has a fizzy kick, making it a refreshing and flavorful addition to any outdoor bar. The aperitif is crafted in Venice from two types of grapes and mixed with chardonnay. It has flavors of red berries and citrus and pairs well with seafood appetizers and spicy entrees.
Broadbent Vinho Verde Rosé
Broadbent is well known in the mid-priced wine market and their Vinho Verde Rosé is a testament to the quality of their products. Produced in Portugal, the grapes are subject to heavy rains, forcing the farmers to use unorthodox techniques that result in a uniquely flavored final product. It’s fizzy without being bubbly and has notes of red fruits and a bright finish.
No matter which you choose, rosé is the perfect drink for sipping by the pool or the fire pit. Keep a couple of chilled bottles on hand for impromptu summer gatherings or pair it with a protein at your next cookout.