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Rosé Wines

Rosé Wines are a success story.

No one drank it 30 years ago. Now, everyone does.

Typical Flavors

Red Currant


French Rosés

Provence covers for 2/3 of the French Rosé production.

Bandol Rosé (France)
Bordeaux Clairet (France)
Bordeaux Rosé (France)
Languedoc Rosé (France)
Provence Rosé (France)
Rosé d’Anjou (France)
Rosé de Loire (France)
Saumur Rosé (France)
Tavel Rosé (France)

Italian Rosés (Rosato)

Italian Rosés. A very good quality-to-price ratio.

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Rosato (Italy)
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Rosato (Italy)
Bardolino Chiaretto (Italy)
Bombino Nero Rosato (Italy)
Lagrein Rosato (Italy)
Nebbiolo Rosato (Italy)
Negroamaro Rosato (Italy)
Nero d'Avola Rosato (Italy)
Sangiovese Rosato (Italy)
Valtènesi Chiaretto (Italy)

Spanish Rosés (Rosado)

Spanish Rosés have a very good reputation.

Garnacha Rosado (Spain)
Navarra Rosado (Spain)
Murcia Rosado (Spain)
Ribera del Duero Rosado (Spain)
Rioja Rosado (Spain)
La Mancha Rosado (Spain)
Tempranillo Rosado (Spain)
Toro Rosado (Spain)
Valencia Rosado (Spain)

USA Rosés

Pinot Noir Rosé (USA)
Syrah Rosé (USA)
Zinfandel Rosé (USA)

Other Rosés

Agiorgitiko Rosé (Greece)
Malbec Rosé (Argentina)
Pinot Noir Rosé (New Zealand)
Shiraz Rosé (Australia)
Shiraz Rosé (Chile)

Rosé Types

Provence Rosés

The dominant grape in a Provence Rosé is Grenache (minimum 60%).

The main flavors are Strawberries, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Flowers, and fresh Herbs.

Provence Rosés are one of the most dry Rosé Wines in the world.

Pinot Noir Rosés

Pinot Noir Rosés are also dry and acidic, and share some of the flavors of Provence Rosés (Strawberries and Watermelon).

Pinot Noir Rosés are darker and earthier than Provence Rosés. They also lacks the Flower flavors of Provence Rosés.

Tempranillo Rosés

Tempranillo Rosados are Spicier than Provence and Pinot Noir Rosés. but share the same flavors of Strawberry and Watermelon.

Tempranillo Rosados have the same Floral flavors fond Provence Rosés, but in addition, Tempranillo Rosados have a Green pepper flavor.

White Zinfandels

White Zinfandel is typically Off-Dry (or Sweet) with good Acidity. It has tropical flavors like Melon, Pineapple, and Banana.

It can often taste a bit like Candy.

Merlot Rosés

Merlot Rosés can be quite similar to White Zinfandel.

They can taste Strawberry, Raspberry, Melon, and Candy.

Like White Zinfandel, it can be paired with Rich Food or Sour Food to contrast the sweetness with acidity.

Cabernet Sauvignon Rosés

Cabernet Sauvignon Rosés are bit darker than Tempranillo Rosés.

Most are crisp and acidic with flavors of Citrus, Leather, and Pepper.

These wines pair well with Seafood and Vegetables.

Sangiovese Rosés

Sangiovese Rosati have orange undertones.

The wines balances between dryness and fruit flavors.

Typical flavors are Cranberries, Raspberries, and Melon.

Syrah / Shiraz Rosés

Syrah Rosés are quite red.

Syrah is a tannic grape, that produces hearty Rosé.

Main flavors are Blueberry, Cherry, and Plum, with hints of Smoke and Spice.

This is a great Rosé with Tomato disches, and Stews that are both Savory and Sweet.

Tavel Rosés

Tavel is a region of the Rhône Valley dedicated to Rosés. The main grape is Grenache.

Tavel Rosés are very dark, full Bodied (with Tannins), and Spicy.

Tavel are Rosé Wines for red wine lovers, and it can stand up to meats and other strong flavors.

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Rosés

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Rosato is from the Italian Abruzzo region.

This ruby Rosato is made with the local grape Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

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