June is here and is the perfect season to enjoy Rosé. Of course, I support enjoying Rosé all year. Still, something about the days after Memorial Day weekend right before National Rosé Day makes us crave the ripe fruit, summer flavors, and light fare wine pairings complemented and exacerbated by a sip of Rosé.
Hence, after trying many Rosé of recent vintages, I have the 10 must-have Rosé under $25. I hope you can find at least one of the lists on your nearest supermarket or liquor store despite supply chain issues in recent months. However, I have included the link to buy it, and hopefully, you can get it delivered right to your door!
Beronia Rosé 2021 (750ml/SRP $12.99)
If you enjoyed a Spanish Wine, it must have been red. If you are lucky, then maybe a white, but I am sure you barely have tried a Spanish Rosé. The Spanish Rosé expression is full of character. For instance, this Spanish Rosé from Rioja is a 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha and is a soft, pink quartz color and excellent quality price. The Beronia Rosé is elegant and aromatic on the nose, with aromas of white flowers, rose petals, and cherries. On the palate, overflowing flavors of ripe berry fruits. The finish is fresh and balanced with great length.
Chateau Bonnet Rosé 2021 (750ml SRP /$18.00)
Chateau Bonnet was the first Bordeaux Rosé I have tried, and it was love at first sip. The vintage 2021 was marked by very capricious weather: heavy rainfall in the spring and a frost episode in April causing significant damage. But warm days and cool nights followed one another from mid-August onwards, ensuring the success of the vintage.
Château Bonnet Rosé is a pale light pink-hue wine. Delicate aromas of red cherries with floral and herbal nuances from the blend 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 43% Merlot 43% 7%, Sémillon turned light-bodied with food-friendly acidity and a long finish. AOC Bordeaux Rosé is meant to be drunk young and is best if enjoyed within one or two years after the vintage.
Domaines Ott BY.OTT Rose 2021(750ml/ SRP $24.99)
Pick this one if you have to pick just one of the 10 must-have Rosé under $25! Domaines Ott is a synonym of Provence quality and l’art de vivre, aromatic lavender fields, and elegant yet relaxing vibes. Every time I have had a vacation in the Mediterranean, I have had a Rosé made by Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Rosé Wine. So naturally, every time I come across a Rosé Domaines Ott, I remember the Mediterranean vibes. However, despite my admiration and preference for Domaines Ott, I confessed I wasn’t familiar with other wines from their portfolio. Hence, I was delighted to try Domaines Ott BY.OTT Rose 2021 and learn about Cotes de Provence Rosé Wine.
BY.OTT is a Rosé blend of a typical Provencal Rosé 60% Grenache, 28% Cinsault, 8% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre. However, this particular Rosé is bottled in the new Château de Selle cellar, where part of the winery is exclusively devoted to its production. Therefore, the entire process is controlled, from the blending to the storage, ensuring the perfect quality of these wines.
The handcrafted wine displays a bright, pretty peachy-pink hue. The aromas are a burst of stone fruit like peach and guava, with a hint of vanilla, citrus, and white flowers. The palate resembles the aromas and adds a bit of citrus and a long finish.
Fleurs de Prairie Rosé 2021 (750ml/ SRP $20.00)
The name Fleurs de Prairie translates to “wildflowers,” resembling the gorgeous fields of the South of France. Fleurs de Prairie is a Languedoc Rosé wine blend of 43% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 9% Carignan, 15% Cinsault, and 3% Mourvèdre.
Fleurs de Prairie has pale salmon color with aromas of red fruit and lemon on the palate and a subtle note of tropical fruits on the finish, with medium acidity.
This wine is the perfect companion to a meal or as an aperitif with a beautiful bottle design, and it just might be the prettiest thing on your next picnic blanket.
Saget La Perrière “La Petite Perrière” Rosé 2021 (750ml/ SRP $13.99)
I am impressed with the story and wine portfolio of The Saget family. I have tried many of their recent vintages and even had the opportunity to meet virtually their caves. They excel in their meticulous selection of grapes for their expertly crafted wines.
Vintage 2021 of “La Petite Perrière” Rosé 2021 is excellent, and no exception . “La Petite Perrière” Rosé 2021 is an uncommon rosé of Pinot Noir and is best if enjoyed young while full of fruit and freshness. It is a lively and original wine with notes of sour cherry, raspberry, and lemon peel with hints of spiciness. Best served as an aperitif with summer salads or grilled chicken.
Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2021 (750ml/ SRP $15.99)
Backed up by one of the most interesting french personalities of recent years, Jean Luc-Colombo, Cape Bleue Rosé has consistently delivered fresh and light-bodied Rosé in the past years.
The grapes of Cape Bleue Rosé are grown in stony, limestone vineyards nestled in the hills above the bay of Marseille near Provence. Cape Bleue Rosé offers stone fruit notes, herbaceous notes, and freshness that is a particular match for those crisp, cool, fireside evenings. I have had this Rosé, particularly with light Mexican fish tacos, which are delicious.
Portillo Rosé 2021 (750ml/ SRP $10.99)
Have you ever had a 100% Malbec Rosé? Now is your chance! Portillo Rosé is a wine with Malbec grapes grown on a high plateau in the Uco Valley of Argentina. Portillo winery is committed to producing quality wines for everyday enjoyment.
This Rosé of Malbec Argentino has aromas of roses and red fruits such as cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. Those aromas are also present on the palate with a crisp and refreshing finish, well-balanced in an alliance with the right amount of acidity.
Los Vascos Rosé 2021 (750ml/ SRP $11.99)
With the unique terroir of Chile and french winemaking tradition, Lafite Los Vascos wines aim to create the finest expressions of wine. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvèdre make up Los Vascos Rosé with a pronounced strawberry scent that mixes with a background of raspberry and sweet melon pear also has an intensely fresh palate yet creamy and medium-length finish. Los Vascos Rosé 2021 is perfect for serving alongside barbecue favorites.
Planeta Rosé 2021 (750ml/ SRP $20.99)
Sicilian wines offer great value and quality. Specifically, Planeta’s vineyards grow in the hills near the sea in the Menfi territory on this volcanic island. Planeta Rosé is a blend of Nero d’Avola, and Syrah, both harvested in the late summer, providing significant maturation of grapes.
Planeta Rosé 2021 has aromas and flavors of ripe peaches and is lively and fresh in the mouth. Perfect matching for any snack during summer afternoons or with seafood and fried vegetables, tempura, or sushi.
Josh Cellars Prosecco Rosé (750ml/ SRP $14.99)
Joseph Carr, the founder of Josh Cellars, is one of the most successful American stories I have come across in recent years. He has expanded its California wine offering to include well-known appellations such as this Prosecco.
Made from a blend of Pinot Nero and Prosecco, the Josh Prosecco Rosé is clean and elegant, with refreshing acidity and effervescence. With just a touch of sweetness, this wine has plenty of bubbles to cut the saltiness of the meats and cheeses.
Perhaps the meteorological transition in the northern hemisphere between Spring and Summer, starting June 1st, is setting the mood for the upcoming summer solstice and even warmer days that set us up for finding the intense aromas and flavors of Rosé every summer day.
I hope you enjoy the selection and get adventurous to expand your palate and try different wine terroirs through Rosé. Save this post as you will need it for your next summer gatherings.Martha aka WineDivaa