The Serenade Guide to Rose Wine

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The Serenade Guide to Rose Wines

 

Every Spring we look forward to the arrival of rose wines. Here’s our quick guide to navigating rose this spring and summer:

France
Look to the South of France for some of the world’s best rose wines. They are typically a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
Don’t shop too low on the shelf, trust us, the expense is worth it!
Ideally, these wines are pale rose in color, dry, and full of summer red berry fruits.

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Spain
Look to Navarra and Rioja for the country’s best rose wines. 100% rose of Tempranillo is delightfully refreshing but offers good structure to pair with dinner right from the grill.

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Italy
You can find rose from all over Italy from Alto-Adige all the way to Sicily.
From the North, consider rose from Piedmonte made from Nebbiolo; delightfully fleshy and floral.
From the South, Sicilian rose of Nero d’Avola is spicy and rich.

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USA
The variety of rose in America is astounding from “Blush Wines” that are best avoided to complex and interesting wines that show their versatility at the table.
Consider rose of Pinot Noir from Carneros or the Willamette Valley or Robert Sinkey’s Vin Gris pictured below.

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