A Rosé A Day: Seven Elegant Summer Wines

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From www.blackdresstraveler.com, by Wanda Mann
A Rosé A Day: Seven Elegant Summer Wines

Rainy Day RoseA glass of Hacienda de Arínzano Rosé brightened up a gray day in New York City.

So many rosé wines, so little time - what a delicious dilemma to have! If you're looking for an elegant thirst quencher, here are seven rosés from France, Italy, and Spain to help you beat the summer heat in style!

Arinzano RoseHacienda de Arínzano Rosé 2015 ($20)
Spain, Navarra
100% Tempranillo

 Silky and elegant with flavors of strawberries, cherries, pink grapefruit, and a hint of white pepper. Arínzano is the first estate in the north of Spain to receive the prestigious Pago classification - Spain's highest category for winemaking.

Jolivet Sancerre Rose
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé 2015 ($25)
France, Loire Valley
100% Pinot Noir

Beautifully balanced and a graceful expression of Pinot Noir. Refreshing but structured with lively flavors of strawberries and roses with a hint of spice and impressive minerality. 

Castello Monaci Kreos Rose
Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato Salento 2015 ($16)
Italy, Salento (Puglia)
100% Negroamaro

Medium-bodied with intense flavors of strawberry, blueberry, and rose petals with a lingering fruity finish.

Castell de Raimat Rose
Castell de Raimat Rosé 2015 ($10)
Spain, Costers del Segre
70% Cabernet Sauvignon & 30% Tempranillo

Crisp and clean with lively acidity and fresh flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and grapefruit with a touch of aniseed.

Lamberti Sparkling Rose
Lamberti Rosé Spumante Veneto NV ($15)
Italy, Veneto
34% Pinot Bianco, 33% Pinot Nero, 33% Raboso
A picnic perfect effervescent wine with delicate bubbles and flavors of juicy strawberries and a hint of citrus.

Chateau Minuty Rose
Château Minuty Cotes de Provence 'M de Minuty' Rosé 2015 ($20)
France, Côtes de Provence
Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah
A very pale shade of pink and packed with juicy flavors of tangerine and peaches that are perked up with a touch of tartness.

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rose
Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé 2015 ($10)
France, Languedoc
50% Syrah, 50% Carignan
Elegant flavors of red berries and currants balanced by a crisp acidity.

For more rosé suggestions, read my article "Around the World in Rosé."