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In a Sea of Rosé, These Pinks Pop

by Kelsy Chauvin

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday July 10, 2021
Originally published on June 22, 2021

In a Sea of Rosé, These Pinks Pop
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Don't worry if pink isn't your color. In the steamy days of summer, rosé is the perfect wine to revive and refresh, whether you're sipping poolside or at a beach, picnic or barbecue.

But how to narrow down the flood of rosé choices to seduce your palate, either paired or sipped as a standalone stunner?

This summer, it's time to redefine rosé season with superior wines. Laithwaites experts taste thousands of wines every year, curating a selection of the very best rosés to sip and serve, especially when the summer breezes could use a little extra chill.

The Rosé Rundown You Can Trust

The Rosé Rundown You Can Trust

It's so easy to love the versatility of a fine rosé, but it also can be easy to mistake a pretty label with quality wine. Even higher-priced rosés can mislead you into thinking you've found a great bottle, only to pop it open and discover it's basically just party plonk.

Laithwaites invites wine lovers to check out rosés that slay with a special offer for EDGE Media Network readers: six bottles for $39.99, plus bonus gifts.

Get to know some of this summer's sippable bests with this shortlist of some of our favorite Laithwaites rosés from Provence to the hills of Southern Italy.

Domaine Lamarque
Rhône Valley, France
South of Arles in the legendary Rhône Valley, wild white horses roam the beach where flamingos wade. The Camargue region also delights us with its classic French rosé made from Grenache and Merlot. The result is a must-try for Provence pink fans, offering notes of white peach and summer berries. Tip: Look for the label with the white horses.

Moulin de Pontfract
Var, France
From Southern France comes Moulin de Pontfract, a pale-pink sipper of crisp citrus, summer berries and a hint of grapefruit. The 300-year-old domain in the Provençal village of Correns neighbors Château de Miraval, the winery of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But no fanfare is needed for this vineyard, only a corkscrew and empty glasses.

Alessandro Gallici Prosecco Rosato  (Source: Laithwaites)

Alessandro Gallici Prosecco Rosato
Prosecco, Italy
He's been called a Prosecco genius, and Alessandro Gallici's latest triumph is making sparkling Rosato that might make you swoon. Its delicate bubbles offer notes of raspberry and peach — and industry insiders are already predicting an upcoming shortage, so get your jewel-like special 2020 anniversary edition bottle while you can.

Il Sogno di Arianna
Bardolino, Italy
Il Sogno di Arianna is the "dream of Arianna," and ideal for lovers of northern Italy's Chiaretto, the name locals use for rosé. Award-winning, rising star winemaker Arianna Zannati created this sophisticated rosato with notes of ripe citrus and red fruit.

Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé
Provence, France
Taste the "sunny farm" spirit of summer that lent Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé its name. Made of the finest old-vine Grenache and Syrah grapes, this rosé is night-harvested to preserve the intense black currant flower, orange zest, and strawberry notes.

Pillastro Rosato  (Source: Laithwaites)

Pillastro Rosato
Puglia, Italy
Winemaking maestro Angelo Maci calls Puglia, the stiletto heel of Italy's boot, home. Beyond his prize-winning red wines and three-time Vinitaly "Winery of the Year" title, Maci is now investing his talents in this vibrant pink version of his hugely popular Pillastro Primitivo red. Sip this rosé for notes of juicy red cherry and ripe raspberry with a mouthwatering finish.

Fleur du Mistral
Méditerranée, France
Laithwaites offers a tremendous value on top-flight Fleur du Mistral. This Grenache-based blend takes its name from the strong Mistral winds that sweep across southern France to the northern Mediterranean. The vines stay cooler, preserving fresh-fruit flavor for a rosé emboldened with vibrant strawberry, red apple and subtle herb notes for an ultra-fresh finish.

If these rosés of summer have you thinking pink, CLICK HERE for a special EDGE Media Network offer: six crisp pinks for $39.99 + bonus gifts!

Kelsy Chauvin is a writer, photographer and marketing consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in travel, feature journalism, art, theater, architecture, construction and LGBTQ interests. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @kelsycc.