Rosé Picks from the Verve Wine Team
With so many rosés to choose from, it may seem like you can just pick a favorite and stock up. And sure, that’s one way to look at it, but just like when you drink red and white wine, it can be a bit limiting.
One way to sort out the perfect rosés for your next warm weather case of wine is to think about how you’ll use it and when you’ll drink it. To get advice and inspo, we asked Meghan, manager of Verve Wine’s store in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, what rosé she’s got in her wine fridge this season.
Rosé for Out and About
For picnics, patio parties, and afternoons at the park, try Ameztoi Rose 'Rubentis' Txakolina 2021 ($25).
This txakolina rose is the perfect park situation with its aromas of pale strawberries, watermelon rind, and sea spray. The palate is zippy and fresh, with a touch of spritz in the finish which is typical of wines from the region. Perfect if the ‘glassware’ isn’t actually glass. And to top it off, it has a screw cap which is ideal for on-the-go sipping.
Everyday Rosé For Sipping and Dining
For weeknight meals, popping a bottle with friends, or Sunday funday enjoyment, try Graci Etna Rosato ($21).
This island rosé is the ideal everyday bottle. Pale copper in color, this is a very mineral forward wine. The fruit is on the tart side, think rainier cherry, fuzzy peach, and cantaloupe. The palate is lean and mineral with a long saline finish. Perfect with a midweek veggie-forward meal like grilled eggplant with savory herbs.
Dinner Party and “Fancy” Atmosphere Rosé
To impress your guests, pair with fine dining, or secure a bottle to age, try Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2020 ($55).
Whenever I open one of these, I know it’s going to be a special day. This Mourvèdre-dominant rose jumps out of the glass with loads of perfectly ripe nectarines, peaches, wild strawberries and citrus peel. However, the more time you spend with it the more complex it becomes. Rhubarb, herbs-de-Provence, kalamata olive, white pepper, blood orange and honeysuckle. Just give me some Bouillabaisse (or Cioppino!!) and I’m in Provençal heaven.
These suggestions are an inspiration for your rosé planning. With dozens of options to choose from in the Verve Wine rosé collection, you’ve got some serious favorites to consider, including best-sellers and Dustin’s Picks. Put together your perfect three-pack, six-pack, or case of rosé and be ready for anything.