Top Ten Rosés for This Summer

In our recently published, third annual review article on rosés titled Rosés, Rosés Galore we reviewed more than 50 newly released rosés that are imported to the US. These wines are fresh and ready to drink this summer.  They come from both the Old and New Worlds and are made with a large number of varieties. Of the wines we tasted our top ten favorites are all French, except for the Planeta Rosé from Sicily.  Of course, in our reviews of rosé wines over the years, we’ve tasted many fine rosés from elsewhere in the world—e.g., Biondi-Santi Rosato di Toscana from Montalcino, Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosé from Rioja, Chivite Colección 125 Rosado and the Ochoa Rosado de Lágrima from Navarra, etc.—but these wines are either not imported or weren’t available for our tasting.

Our Top Ten Suggestions:

Château Gassier 2011 946 Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence ($30) 91+

Château Trinquevedel 2010 Tavel ($17) 91

Alain Jaume & Fils 2011 Grand Veneur Réserve Côtes du Rhone ($15) 90

Château de Lancyre 2011 Rosé Pic Saint Loup (Languedoc) ($21) 90

Château de Ségriès 2011 Rosé Tavel ($20) 90

Domaine de la Mordorée 2011 La Reine des Bois Tavel ($34) 90

Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau 2011 Le Cirque Rosé Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes ($15) 90

Mas des Bressades 2011 Rosé Cuvée Tradition Costière de Nimes ($15) 90

Mas de Cadenet 2011 Sainte Victorie Côtes de Provence ($20) 90

Planeta 2011 Rosé Sicilia IGT ($19) 90

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