Even in December, you could still have a glass of Rosè, because it's always Summer in LA. Rosè has morphed into everyone's drink of choice this summer. There is no shame in drinking pink wine fellas. The process is different from your red or white wines. Red grapes are lightly crushed and left to macerate with their red skins for hours, even days then strained followed by fermentation. The longer the skins are left in the wine, the darker the shade of the finished Rosè. The deeper the blush, the richer in flavor. There is ten distinct shades from light peach to a deep coral. I've listed four shades your need to know as a Rosè babe. Each bottles full of flavor and culture.
// Light + Mineral
Very light to the taste, almost like candy. With flavors of watermelon, cucumber and beeswax.
Pale, bright and crisp. Red currants and citrus peels.
Whispering Angel $21
Light, fresh and fruity with a dry "mineral" finish.
// Light-Medium + Floral
Slightly heavier with hints of orange zest and cherry, along with cucumber and lemon hints.
Miraval Rose Cotes de Provence $24
Red berry, tangerine and melon notes with a refreshing acidity.
Summer Water $18
A light blend of raspberry, airy and crisp finish.
// Medium + Full-Round
A fuller taste with taste from watermelon, and cherry to all spice and even, cumin.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose $45
A rose Champagne, with a vanilla notes and bubbly, strawberry taste.
90% red grape and a dollop of Chardonnay.
Wolffer, "Summer in a Bottle" $24
Cantalope, Pears and Peach with a long finish, balanced with acidity and minerality.
// Full, Rich + Savory
The heaviest blend, concentrated full with white and red pepper, lime zest and white cherry.
Carolina Wine Brands Vina Casablanca Cefiro Reserva $25
Blends of Syrah Rose and cabernet franc from Chile.
Saved Magic Marker Rose $15
Grapefruit and rhubarb-tinged. Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah blend.