A Rosé by Any Other Name

The Best Rosé Wines Across the Spectrum

 
It’s more than just their charming hues—we love rosés because they’re so beautifully diverse and expressive. Occupying the wide space between red and white wines, some rosés are light-bodied and refreshing, others are structured, tannic, and age-worthy.

Fluid identities means so much more to explore in this robust category. To guide you across the spectrum, here are suggestions from our wine buyer, Lorena Ascencios, and sales associates, Josh Mizrahi and Jared McGuire.

Sancerre Rosé “Les Fossiles” Raimbault 2017 $21.96

This is true-to-form Pinot Noir at its greatest. Hailing from Sancerre, where the limestone soils dominate alongside clay, it is incredibly fresh with wild berries on the palate. A wine to enjoy before and during your next great meal. – Lorena Ascencios

Rosé, Domaine Valjulius $9.96

This wine should be at the top of your list of bottles to buy by the case. Made entirely from the local Mourvèdre, it’s vinified with native yeasts, resulting in dense flavors of fruit. Salmon-colored and dry, this rosé might just become a staple of your summer. – Lorena Ascencios

Arnot Roberts Rosé, North Coast $26.98

The Arnot-Roberts duo is famous for their Northern Rhône-inspired Syrah, but this elegant rosé, made from Touriga Nacional, celebrates Portugal’s Douro region. It is herb-driven, like a Thanksgiving scented sachet stuffed with woodsy sage and thyme. – Jared McGuire

#Lou Rosé, Château de Peyrassol 2017 $14.96

A festive rosé from Provence—and the bottle for your next gathering! This is a new bottling from the Peyrassol estate that lies nestled in the backcountry of the Var, just north of Saint-Tropez. It drinks easily yet has a solid sense of place. – Lorena Ascencios

ROSE “Rosella” Deneufbourg $11.96

This certified-organic rosé comes from a husband and wife team in the Roussillon region of southern France, near the Spanish border. Made from the rarely seen Marselan grape, this wine sports a delightful balance of ripe fruit and herbaceous earth with a zippy finish. – Josh Mizrahi

Rosato, Terre Siciliane, Bonavita 2017 $21.96

A rare dark rosé—this is the bottle you should try when you’re feeling tired of the pale rosé game. Its bold style, structure, and fruit can carry you through any season of the year. – Lorena Ascencios