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!
Hacienda de Arínzano Rosé 2015 ($20)
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.
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.
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 Rosé Spumante Veneto NV ($15)
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.
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.
For more rosé suggestions, read my article "Around the World in Rosé."