If ever there was a time to celebrate and broaden your rosé appreciation, it’s the dead of a sweaty midwestern summer! Once polarized by their reputation for sweetness, contemporary rosés run from pale blush to deep magenta, bone-dry to rich nectar, and everything in between. There are options for Chardonnay lovers, Sauv Blanc fiends, and even Cab heads. If you’re not feeling your usual go-to during these dog days, give one of these dry pink thirst-quenchers a go.
For the true-blue (pink) fans of a bone-dry wine, this rosé is as crisp as they come. Heralding from the Languedoc, Provence’s Mediterranean neighbor, the 90+ Rosé delivers maritime poise at a serious bargain. The nose is delicate and minerally with just-ripe wild strawberry and a fetching spritz of pink grapefruit, which keeps the palate of salted melon lifted and snappy.
This rosé comes from a region well known for sparkling wines, which promises excellent freshness and acidity for still wines as well. Sainte-Anne’s Rosé of Syrah is a tasty example, with ripe strawberry, melon, orange zest, plus a grounding mineral clarity that puts Southern French rosés at the top of their class.
This is a dry pink wine that does not skimp on the flavor. From the rosé epicenter of Provence, La Plage overdelivers on minerality and a lush spread of fruit. Ripe watermelon, subtle cantaloupe, wild strawberry, and golden cherry are bright and balanced on the palate. Whether you’re truly by the beach or just channeling the vibe, this bottle will transport and refresh.
Enjoy these wines anytime thru June 21st at any of our Top Ten Locations.
-Aimee Hutchinson | Wine Lead Top Ten Liquors