You Can Find Great Value in Spain
This is true of most wine styles, but if you’re looking for good deals, you’ll be sure to find them in under-valued regions. Since Spain isn’t particularly known for rosé, the way Provence or Corsica are, you can be almost positive you’ll find great deals there. And since rosé doesn’t usually age as long as red wines, winemakers often can release it at a lower price than their aged reds soon after its made.
Corsican Rosé Tastes Like Summer
We can’t get enough of Corsican rosé; it’s one of the most exciting and vibrant styles of pink wine out there. Made from a blend of local grape varieties like Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu, and Vermentinu, Corsican rosé is a celebration of the island's sun-soaked climate, rocky terroir, and Mediterranean lifestyle. It's a wine that's all about freshness, fruitiness, and drinkability. Expect aromas and flavors of red berries, pink grapefruit, white peach, and wildflowers, as well as a hint of salinity and minerality. When you drink these wines, you’ll feel like you’re on a terrace overlooking the sea, settling into a lunch of grilled fish, shellfish, or a salad of ripe tomatoes and basil.
Provence is The Best Place to Start
If you’re not already a convert to the world of great rosé, begin your journey with Provence. This region of southeastern France is the spiritual home of rosé and produces some of the most iconic and delicious examples of the style. Provence rosé is characterized by its pale pink color, delicate aromas of citrus, peach, and flowers, and crisp acidity. It's a wine that's versatile, refreshing, and easy to drink, and pairs well with a wide range of foods, from Mediterranean cuisine to sushi. Some of the most renowned appellations for Provence rosé include Côtes de Provence, Bandol, and Cassis.