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Every Rosé Has Its Day
Posted on April 20, 2019 by in Wine

Rosé is officially a rock star in the wine world. Although it’s been popular among women for many years, rosé has broadened its appeal to men and millennials.

Rosé is widely considered to be the oldest known type of wine–largely produced from the straightforward skin contact method. Rosé incorporates some color from the grapes skins to give it that rich, rosy hue. Long known as a summertime wine, rosé is now enjoyed year-round for its versatility and refreshing flavor.

The shades of pink can range from pale orange to practically purple depending on the varietals and techniques used. Available in sparkling or still varieties, rosé also appears in sweeter œblush styles as well as “pinot noir blanc.”

10 Rosés That’ll Make Your Day:

Ryder Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

Hailing from the cool coastal climate of Monterey, this medium-bodied wine features bright cherry aromas and lively fruit flavors framed by a crisp, balanced acidity with a smooth, elegant finish.

Donovan-Parke Pinot Noir Rosé

This dry, semi-sweet rosé boasts a gorgeous color, cherry and strawberry notes on the palate, and an unbelievably crisp finish. Pair this flexible wine with a variety of appetizers and entrees.

Main & Geary Pinot Noir Rosé

Grown in the Provence style of traditional dry rosé, this medium-bodied wine is smooth, compelling and vibrant, featuring aromas of cherry, strawberry and lemon with a supple palate.

Gerard Bertrand Cote De Roses

In celebration of the Mediterranean lifestyle, a freewheeling spirit that extends to its rose-shaped bottle, Gerard Bertrand features a soft pink color, floral notes, the fragrance of summer fruit and a fresh finish.

D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé

An irresistible shade of pale pink, this charming French wine is enticing and sophisticated. Chateau D’Esclans won European Winery of the Year in 2014, marking the first time an all rosé producing winery received that distinction.

Francis Coppola Sofia Rosé

An elegant blend of California Syrah and Pinot Noir, this rosé is feminine, stylish and easy to sip. Experience the perfume of strawberries and lavender along with ripe, juicy flavors and a slightly spicy finish.

Charles & Charles Rosé

Charles & Charles is one of America’s top-selling domestic rosés, proving that it’s hip to drink pink. This rosé is food friendly with a nice touch of acidity, featuring inviting aromas of watermelon, strawberry and pomegranate.

Belle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc

Fall under the spell of this seductive jewel-colored wine from Sonoma. The citrus aromas give way to creamy layers of orange and apricot. This rosé is unmistakably bright, but the acidity is firm enough to carry through the finish.

Chateau Miraval Coted de Provence Rosé

Partly owned by Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie in partnership with the Perrin wine family, this world-renowned rosé is highlighted by bright flavors, nice balance, light textures and impressive length.

Listel Grain De Gris Rosé

Soft and subtle are the best descriptions of this dry, delicate rosé from France. The flavors are fresh and fruity with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Serve with a light seafood salad.