Summer Through Rosé-colored Glasses

Rosé has its place year-round, but summer just seems to bring out the best in these refreshing wines. Generally, rosé is made by allowing the skins of red grapes to have contact with the juice (which is white) long enough to impart the desired color. Southern France, especially Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon regions, makes much rosé, in which Grenache plays a prominent role. Spain, too, produces rosé (often labeled “Rosado”) in significant amounts. Here are some delicious, economical pink wines for your summer table.


Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rosé, 2012; $16

Pretty shell-pink color and lovely aroma of strawberries and spice; very fresh tasting and full of bright, crisp, juicy berry and cherry flavor with a vivid finish.


El Coto de Rioja Rosado, 2012; $9.99

Aromas of strawberries, plums and cinnamon with a touch of mint; clean and crisp with bright, full flavor of strawberry and vanilla.


Finca Museum Vinea Tempranillo Rosé, 2012 (Cigales); $12

Pleasant herbal aroma with the faintest touch of peppermint and florals; bright and vibrant with big, juicy raspberry flavor and mouthwatering finish.


Prices May Vary

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