Best Rosé Wines for June

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Best Rosé Wines for June Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Though we know we have to wait until the middle of June for the actual beginning, that doesn’t really make much sense does it? It’s already 80 degrees, the days are gloriously long and how does it make sense to begin summer exactly at the point the days become shorter anyway?

To celebrate this symbolic start of summer, I’ve rounded up a dozen of summer’s symbolic wines: rosé! Long the scary stepchild of the wine world, rosés have been experiencing explosive growth in the market over the past decade or so.

The combination of improved winemaking techniques, which preserve the freshness and purity of delicate rosé, coupled with a movement towards drier, more "serious" styles of wine, has really opened the market. I’ll be following up with additional reports on rosé wines over the course of the summer, but this worldwide roundup is just the thing to get you started. There’s a rosé here for virtually every palate and most of these are too delicious to miss, so add rosé to your summer repertoire and let the sun shine this Memorial Day!

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  • Snooth User: my bottle
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    Why is the varietal not listed on these?

    May 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    the varietals are listed on each wine's detail page on the site.

    May 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

  • Well not only " Rose " but sure there are many variety of rose ... more to drink !!

    May 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM

  • Ah, rosé wine, surely a choice of lifestyle over palate, of fun over flavour? Do read our own post and recommendations - Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare, and Chateau Guiot - on

    Jun 01, 2011 at 3:51 AM

  • Snooth User: luca chevalier
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    ...can i suggest this ?!?!

    Jun 01, 2011 at 5:22 AM

  • Snooth User: Cantina Castelnuovo
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    I suggest our Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Ca'Vegar. View on web site

    Jun 01, 2011 at 5:52 AM

  • Snooth User: luca chevalier
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    ..too easy :-), Nebbiolo rosè it's somethign peculiar ...i think

    Jun 01, 2011 at 6:07 AM

  • Snooth User: luca chevalier
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    533661 2,535 you Know Tommasi?!?...

    Jun 01, 2011 at 6:09 AM

  • Whereas the current, and emminently laudable, upsurge in enthusiasm for rosé from previously unplumbed sources is indeed producing some real beauties, Tempier Bandol remains towards the zenith.

    Dr Jonathan Punt
    Nottinghamshire, UK

    Jun 01, 2011 at 7:31 AM

  • Snooth User: luca chevalier
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    ..we hope...:-))...

    Jun 01, 2011 at 8:17 AM

  • Snooth User: xoxas
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    i'm a rose fan and for me is QBL Oaked Rosé the best in the world. It's a Portuguese wine. Please try it.

    Ricardo Sousa
    Albufeira, Portugal

    Jun 01, 2011 at 4:56 PM

  • Snooth User: newtonsue
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    I have a passion for Rose's and have over 30 from all around the world! It's great fun to open wine drinkers eyes to PINK and dry!

    Jun 03, 2011 at 3:27 PM

  • I've never had a Rhone Tavel I didn't like regardless of the producer. Dry with a texture and flavor hard to match with other rose's

    Jun 04, 2011 at 7:30 AM

  • Bandol is Bandol! While in Paso Robles, Languedoc, Spain, or Portugal, drinking local is always more fun, edifying, and typically the best match for local cuisine. Thanks for representing the array of Rose wines that you did.

    Jun 09, 2011 at 2:15 PM

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