Spanning The Globe For Heat-Busting Rosé
Amelia Bordeaux Rosé, NV – France. Surprise! They have great rosé in France in places other than Provence. Made with Merlot, it has strawberry notes and crisp acidity. Pair with barbecue or seafood dishes. $15.99
Arrogant Frog Lily Pad Pink Rosé, 2016 – Languedoc, France. The Arrogant Frog wines from Paul Mas set the standard for French value wines. This is 100% Syrah and delivers citrus and candied cherry refreshment. You can afford to buy several bottles! $9.00.
Tabor “Adama” Barbera Rosé, 2017 – Galilee, Israel. Barbera isn’t the most common grape for rosé, but after this bottle, we’d like to see more. Brilliant pink in the glass, it’s very dry with a touch of minerality. Red fruit flavors abound in this fresh, limited production Kosher wine. $21.99.
Vivanco Tempranillo Garnacha, 2016 – Rioja, Spain. Red licorice and roses highlight the flavors of this Spanish beauty. Primarily Tempranillo, this is a playful wine that was the centerpiece of a great dinner on the patio. Spanish has a bit more muscle than its French counterpart, perfect to enjoy on its own or with a variety of summer dishes. $14.99.
Full disclosure: These wines were received as marketing samples.