Rosé Wine is Simply Irresistible: Ten Delicious Reasons to Drink Pink!

From by Wanda Mann
Rosé Wine is Simply Irresistible: Ten Delicious Reasons to Drink Pink!

There's a rosé-mania sweeping the world. Don't try to resist it - rosé won't be ignored and rightfully so. Sultry summer days and perfectly chilled rosé are a perfect match. From Chile to France, California to Israel, here are 10 pretty and delicious pink wines that will make your "rosé all day" dreams a reality. Cheers!

IMG_6079Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2016
France (Provence), $12.50
Sip la vie en rosé with this superb sip from the south of France, near Marseille. Crisp and vivacious, this pretty pink Provençal wine transports you with juicy flavors of strawberries and raspberries and a hint of Mediterranean herbs. 

IMG_5711Bertani "Bertarose" 2016
Italy (Veneto), $14.99
This pretty rosé is a unique sip from Bertani, one of Italy's most iconic Amarone producers. For many years, the Molinara grape was a small component in the Amarone blend but most producers, including Bertani, no longer include it. Instead of completely giving up on Molinara, Bertani discovered that its delicate beauty made it the perfect grape for rosè. Their Bertarose blends 75% Molinara with 25% Merlot to create a wine with fresh strawberry and cherry flavors and a lovely round texture.

Mionetto Prestige Collection Sparkling Extra Dry Rosé 
Italy (Veneto & Trentino), $14
Who says you have to spend a fortune for a quality sparkling wine? A beguiling shade of peach blossom pink, this fruity sparkling rosé has a touch of sweetness, impressive crispness, and fine & persistent bubbles. 
 Emiliana "Natura" Rosé 2016
Chile (Rapel Valley), $10
This beautiful organic wine respects the planet and delights the palate. An elegant blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, Natura showcases the silky, fresh, and fruity side of these robust red grapes. 

Psagot Rosê 2016 
Israel (Northern Jerusalem Mountains), $19.99
Harvested from high-altitude vineyards in the Northern Jerusalem Mountains, this crisp and full-bodied rosé envelops the palate in vibrant flavors of pomegranate, blood orange, and ruby red grapefruit. 

Michel Chapoutier Bila-Haut "Les Vignes" Rosé 2016
France (Pays d'Oc), $15
This lovely sip from Southwest France is another impressive wine from the legendary Michel Chapoutier. A blend of Grenache (78%), Cinsault (14%) and Syrah (8%), this crisp rosè beautifully balances fresh fruit flavors with hints of spice. 

Coviñas "Aula" Bobal Rosado 2016
Spain (Utiel-Requena), $12.99
Bobal may be new to many of us but this robust red grape has 2,700 years of history in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain, in the interior plains of Valencia. Perhaps best known for producing rich and complex red wines, Aula showcases the playful side of Bobal. A deep shade of pink, Aula delights the palate with juicy and crisp flavors of cherry, strawberry, and candied watermelon. 

Planeta Rosé
Italy (Sicily), $15.99
Sicily's signature grape, Nero d'Avola, pairs elegantly with an equal blend of Syrah in this smooth and refreshing rosé with luscious flavors of wild strawberries and pomegranate. 

Ferraton Père & Fils "Samorëns" Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016
France (Côtes du Rhône), $14
This biodynamic beauty has serious ooh la la! A blend of mostly Grenache (75%) with a touch of Syrah and Cinsault, this refreshing rosé is aromatic and luscious with juicy flavors of raspberry, blood orange, strawberry and a hint of flint.

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Rosé 2016
California (Central Coast), $12
Warning: this vivacious rosé may induce California dreaming. Unabashedly juicy with flavors of strawberry, pink citrus, and orange blossom, this wine is a carefree and delicious blend of Syrah and Tempranillo.