A Sip Of Summer: Five Rosé Wines From Around The World
Welcome summer with a glass of one of these elegant rosés from winemakers in Mexico, New Zealand and more.
Nothing spells summer quite like a cool glass of rosé on a hot day. From sweet hints of red berries to fresh notes of lemon, rosé is the perfect wine to sip with French cheese or Spanish tapas.
Here's a roundup of the best rosés from around the world to celebrate — responsibly! — the arrival of summer.
🇲🇽 “El Vino El Rosé”: Mexico’s pink power at work
el VINO rosé with its colorful label designed by Marrakech based artist and ceramicist LRNCE.
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Women-owned winery el VINO’s El Rosé is the perfect wine to sip by the pool, with its fresh taste of peach, jasmine and lemon tea. The colorful label, designed by internationally renowned Marrakesh-based artist and ceramicist LRNCE, is the ideal touch of color for a summer-night table!
Launched in summer 2021 by a group of four friends (Daniela Vargas Dieppa, Ramya Giangola, Sofia Ajodan and Jessica Flesh), el VINO wines are produced in the Mexican region of Baja California, resulting in floral and herbaceous vintages.
🇫🇷 “La Chapelle Gordonne”: Provence in a bottle
A bottle of La Chapelle Gordonne rosé.
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French rosé always ticks all the boxes, but this La Chapelle Gordonne organic rosé from the southern region of Provence is a “true gourmet rosé,” as French daily newspaper Le Figaro points out. Light pink, with hints of strawberry, white cherries and grapefruit, this delicate rosé fits perfectly with a fresh seafood platter or a chicken-based recipe.
Located near the small town of Pierrefeu-du-Var, the 330-hectare wine estate (one of the largest in the region) has a wide variety of grapes, such as Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, typical of Provence.
🇺🇸 “Tribute To Grace”: from California, with a New Zealand twist
Angela Osborne and her 2022 Rosé of Grenache.
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Meet Angela Osborne. The New-Zealand native winemaker founded her company in 2006 to focus on Grenache wine grapes. She settled in the heart of California’s Santa Barbara County, after debating setting up shop in France, Spain or Australia.
Aged for 13 weeks in stainless steel tanks, her A Tribute To Grace Rosé of Grenache 2022 is a well-balanced wine that brings tastes of anise, white flowers and strawberry rhubarb.
🇮🇹 “Tenuta delle Terre Nere”: a volcanic wine from Mount Etna
A bottle of the Etna Rosato from 2021.
The Etna Rosato is produced in the volcanic terroir of Mount Etna, creating “a wine that manages to combine elegance and power,” as Italian daily La Repubblica writes. This rosé is made from the Nerello Mascalese grape, which grows on Etna's northern volcanic slope, about 600 to 900 meters above sea level. A fruity mix with notes of ripe cherry and strawberry, this rosé is great for apéritifs, alongside cheese, bread and olives!
The first year of production of the Tenuta delle Terre Nere vineyard dates back to 2002. The owner, Marco De Grazia, knows every terrace and slope of his unique estate.
🇪🇸 “Viña Real Rosado”: a historic winery over 5 generations
A bottle of Viña Real rosé.
The Viña Real rosé from Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE) offers fruity notes with hints of peach, apricot and red fruit, creating an “elegant aromatic complexity,” says Spanish daily Las Provincias. Made from Garnacha, Tempranillo and Viura grapes harvested in Rioja Alavesa, Spain, this light pink rosé is a great match with salmon or veggie-based meals.
CVNE was founded in 1879, with seven different wineries, including Viña Real that dates back to the 1920s. Since its creation, the same family has run the winery for over five generations. Located in Northern Spain, along the banks of the River Ebro, the Rioja region is Spain’s top wine region.
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