National Rosé Day is coming! Always celebrated the second Saturday in June, you can probably guess how to celebrate this one — by drinking a glass of rosé!
Rosé can be made with a wide variety of different grapes, and get their pink color from the skins of the grapes. When grapes are crushed to make wine, the skins are left in with the juice for one to three days, giving the final rosé that signature pink color. In contrast, when you make red wine you leave those skins in for the entire fermentation process. The longer skins stay in contact with the wine, the redder it will become.
This year the big day falls on June 10th. If you’re not sure what rosé to grab for the occasion, here are a few great choices!
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There's no denying that rosé is one of the best wines to sip on during the summer. This rosé has put what we're all thinking into words, aptly naming their rosé: Summer Water.
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With hints of violet and wild strawberry on the nose, Mionetto Prosecco Gran Rosé is the ideal sparkling wine to celebrate. Even if straight rose isn't quite your thing, you can combine this rosé with gin, grapefruit juice, and a lavender syrup to create the Lavender Blush cocktail.
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Barrymore by Carmel Road Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016 - "On the palate, the wine is delicate with floral and light citrus aromas. Flavors of fresh red fruits, along with notes of peach and apricot intertwine with bright, mouthwatering acidity, leading to a crisp and vibrant finish. The easy drinking rosé pairs great with burgers, sushi and spicy dishes."
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Marqués de Riscal Rosado 2015 - "Bright, lively raspberry-pink color, intense raspberry and strawberry fruit nose and some hints of flower blossom. Fresh, balanced, glyceric mouth-feel and a finish packed with pleasant, crisp, sharp fruit sensations."
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Rosé in a can? Yes, please!
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Chandon American Summer Rosé - "Grab your #ChandonSquad and celebrate National Rosé Day with Chandon's 2017 Limited Edition American Summer. This festive bubbly bottle's pink and red stripes mimic ocean waves to celebrate the summer season. Perfect for chic sipping, the rosé is filled with aromas of ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit interwoven with flavors of apple, pear and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at triage."
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This rosé is definitely worth taking a look at. Luc Belaire describes this one as a "dramatically beautiful sparkling rose: a rich, vibrant pink color. A rich red fruit bouquet precedes an elegant palate of strawberry and black currant, resulting in a perfect harmony of aroma, taste, body,and finish: refreshing but not too sweet. A delicious, delicate blend of three of France's most famous rose grapes: Syrah, Cinsault, and Grenache, aged for the perfect effervescence and blended with a 100% Syrah dosage."
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Reginato Celestina Sparkling Rosé is made from 100% malbec grapes, giving it a distinctive flavor unlike many other rosés out there.