Whether you’re looking for a delicious glass of wine on the patio with friends, something to pair with your latest BBQ or grilled fish, or just need to relax at the end of a long day, Rosé is a versatile choice that screams summer. Here are three great bottles that you can enjoy all summer long!
Avignonesi 2017 Rosato Cantaloro, Tuscany, Italy
The first time Avignonesi has produced a rosé in it’s storied history, it’s well worth the wait. Organically farmed and working towards biodynamic certification, this 100 percent sangiovese rosato is quite the quaffer. A touch of sweetness to the summer fruits finished off with a slightly bitter – but food friendly finish. Better buy two bottles, they’ll go fast this summer. CSPC +800655 About $21
Barone Ricasoli 2016 Albia Rosé, Tuscany, Italy
A classically Tuscan blend of sangiovese and merlot showcasing a very delicate nose of fresh cut flowers, peaches and strawberries, and perhaps talcum powder and white pepper. A tasty little number to enjoy on the deck, no food required. CSPC +230912 $16-17
Sandhill 2017 Rosé, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Almost the very definition of a pretty little pink number. Soft berry fruits, rock candy, and candy cigarettes on the nose with some definite sweetness on the palate. Yes, it’s on the sweet side, but not cloying at all, showing moderate, but noticeable acids. Serve well chilled with grilled seafoods, or salty appetizers. CSPC +736523 $18-20