While Floridians are used to year-round warm weather, it’s still fun to kick off the season by sipping on a glass or two of summertime’s favorite wine, rosé. From a delicate blush to vibrant bubblegum pink hues, this wine can be fruity or dry–it really just depends on what you’re in the mood for. We’ve compiled a few for you to try. Cheers to rosé all day!
Domaine Vetriccie Rosé ($9.99)
This wine, from the island of Corsica, is delightfully crisp. It’s a blend of both Italian and French varietals: sangiovese, mammolo, grenache and merlot. This easy drinking wine is great for a day at the beach or the pool, especially since it doesn’t have a cork–all you have to do is twist and pour.
Available on the ABC Fine Wine & Spirits website.
Avaline Sparkling Rosé ($25 for a 375mL bottle)
Cameron Diaz is back with another new wine. This bubbly wine is the second rosé in Avaline’s collection of five wines that she created with Katherine Power. Touting itself as organic and clean, these wines are made in Spain and in a limited production. The sparkling rosé is a mix of macabeo, xarel-lo, parellada and monastrell (or mourvedre) grapes that give the wine a rose petal and pomegranate nose followed by tart peaches and berry lemonade on the palate.
Wine is available at drinkavaline.com
Poggio Anima 2020 Raphael Rosato ($15)
This blush pink wine is made from zibibbo and syrah. The herbal notes and red berries in the mouth give it a juiciness that’s perfect for sipping this summer. Pair this wine with anything sweet or tart like tamarind glazed baby back ribs or sweet and sour chicken.
Wine is available on vivino.com
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery 2020 Rosé ($20)
One of the legendary Paso Robles producers, JUSTIN’s rosé is dry while being aromatic and refreshing. It’s a medium bodied wine with red apple, raspberry and melon notes. Pair it with fresh basil pesto pasta with grilled shrimp or a charcuterie platter.
Wine is available on justinwine.com
Coen Wines Malbec Rosé ($15)
This deep pink rosé is made with 100% malbec grapes that exudes raspberry and watermelon notes. The dry wine pairs best with charcuterie and cheeses but can also be a wine to enjoy with your chicken or fish entrée.
Wine is available on coenwines.com
Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020 ($25)
A delicate rosé from the Russian River Valley, this 100% pinot noir wine has a blush pink hue and fruity aroma with a hint of rose petal. It’s a refreshing, crisp sip with citrus, strawberry and blood orange flavors. Pair it with a cheesy risotto, fresh salmon or prawns.
Wine is available on sonomacutrer.com
Red Tail Ridge Winery Rosé + Vin Social ($26)
This Finger Lakes LEED gold certified green winery is the first winery collaboration for Vin Social, a subscription wine club and e-commerce site. The virtual hospitality company hosts interactive tasting experiences for clients led by top sommeliers and spirits experts. This rosé has strawberry, grapefruit and watermelon rind notes that open up to a crisp and zesty palate of tart red berries, and can be included in your tasting event, wine club membership, or purchased separately.
Wine is available here.
Roseade ($14.99 for a 4-pack or $85 for a case of 24)
If you’re looking to try something a little different this summer, crack open a can of this ready-to-drink rosé wine with a hint of lemonade spritzer. Created by Australia’s Chirping Bird Wines, it’s now being shipped stateside in four packs or cases. Forget that bulky glass bottle and simply sip on this cold drink while you float in the pool.
Wine is available here.