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7 ‘crushable’ rosés for every palate

June 28, 2024

With summer’s heat comes the perfect opportunity to indulge in the delicious charm of rosé wine. Whether you’re planning a leisurely afternoon on the patio or a sophisticated evening gathering, rosé offers a versatile and refreshing option that can elevate even the simplest occasion.

From vibrant, fruit-forward expressions to elegant, dry finishes, there’s a ‘crushable’ rosé for every palate. Each of the below rosé wines brings its own unique flair to the table, offering a spectrum of flavours and aromas that cater to diverse tastes and occasions. Enhance your summer with their delightful and refreshing profiles. Cheers to discovering the perfect rosé!

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Derek BarnettMeldville 2021 Pinot Noir Rosé

From Derek Barnett’s virtual brand, this rosé captures the essence of summer with its very light salmon hue. On the nose, it bursts with fruit-forward aromas of raspberry and wild strawberry, subtly complemented by a hint of melon. The wine’s rich texture balances harmoniously with a citrussy pink grapefruit finish, making it an ideal companion for a summer afternoon picnic. ($20)

 

 

 

The GrangeThe Grange of Prince Edward 2023 ‘Estate Series’ Rosé

Crafted from estate grapes harvested from the winery’s Victoria Block site, this Prince Edward County rosé radiates with fresh and juicy aromas of watermelon, pink grapefruit, and crunchy berries. These initial notes evolve into exotic starfruit and cherry puree. Lean and quaffable, with super fresh acidity and a bright, clean finish, this dry rosé is delightfully refreshing and perfect for any warm-weather occasion. ($24)

 

 

 

AMO RoséAMO 2021 Rosé

Breaking the mold for Ontario rosé, this medium salmon-colored wine stands out in the ultra-premium category. Its luxe bougie bottle design is just the beginning; vibrant aromas of white cherries, candied strawberry, and juicy watermelon entice the senses. It’s a dry rosé with a long, elegant finish, ready to be enjoyed at your next sophisticated soirée. ($45)

 

 

 

 

 

roséCellier Des Dauphins Prestige Rosé CDR

This rosé dazzles with an elegant pale pink hue. Fruity and floral aromas greet the nose, while fresh red berry flavors delight the palate. Smooth and well-balanced, with lingering fruit on the finish, it pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken, seafood, vegetable kabobs, and fresh salads. Serve it chilled for a refreshing treat. ($13.70)

 

 

 

 

La CremaLa Crema 2022 Pinot Noir Rosé

Cool-fermented in stainless steel, this wine is fresh, lifted, and lithe. It features well-fashioned strawberry, melon, and citrus flavors, supported by an evocative herbal undertone. Delicate aromas of mandarin, watermelon, and raspberry are underscored by subtle notes of chalk and stone. With juicy acidity and flinty mineral notes driving a long finish, it’s a zesty match for charcuterie or cilantro-lime grilled chicken with strawberry salsa. ($29.95)

 

 

 

roséE. Guigal 2022 Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

Made from grenache, cinsault, and syrah, this stainless-steel vinified rosé offers sunny aromas and flavors of watermelon, apple, and cherry. With just 2g/L of residual sugar, it’s a versatile food wine, pairing well with barbecue and seafood dishes. Its vivacious character makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of culinary experiences. ($21.95)

 

 

 

 

roséRémy Pannier 2022 Rosé D’Anjou

From France’s Loire Valley, this perennial favorite made from Cabernet Franc grapes boasts an appealing pale salmon color. Aromas of floral and berry fruit with a hint of citrus and spice lead to a medium-bodied wine with ripe berry flavors and delicate sweetness. It pairs beautifully with charcuterie, salads, cold pasta, or seafood, making it a versatile addition to your summer wine repertoire. ($15.95)

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