3 Styles of Grenache Rosé

Enjoy your summer with Grenache Rosé and try 3 Styles of Grenache Rosé from Côtes du Rhône, Languedoc, and Paso Robles, California. These regions observe variations and similarities. On the one hand, Grenache Rosé is generally dry with hints of red fruit. This taste profile is noticeable in the Rosé from Côtes du Rhône, Languedoc, and Paso Robles. On the other hand, despite using the same grape, each region has different levels of acidity and minerality due to its closeness with the Mediterranean Sea or the Pacific Ocean. Last but not least, being one made in the Old World and another from the New World, they share that freshness that is enjoyable when paired with summer gatherings.

3 Styles of Grenache Rosé that are not from Provence

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2022 (SRP: $18)

I invite you to start his wine journey by tasting Grenache from the Southern Rhône. On the one hand, this grape is a staple on the Rhône Valley. On the other hand, this beautiful Rosé from one of my favorite producers from the Rhône Valley, M. Chapoutier.

Tasting Notes
Beautiful salmon color with aromas of apricots, grapefruit, and flowers is also present on the palate, fresh and vibrant. It pairs well with picnic foods.

Côte Mas Aurore Rosé 2022 (1L/$12.49)

Taste Grenache from Languedoc blended with Cinsault, a staple grape from the Languedoc, and Syrah, giving a moderate character to this 1-liter bottle.

Tasting Notes:
With a warm Mediterranean climate, their clay and limestone soil vineyards yielded this refreshing rosé with red fruit and floral aromas.
Red Cherries and herbal notes evolve toward soft candied fruit notes on the palate.
This Languedoc Rosé will take any summer social to the next level.

Cru Winery 2022 Jose’s Rosé

This Rosé from Cru Winery, sourcing grapes from Paso Robles, is an excellent take on Rhône Rosé Style but made in California. It is no secret that Rhône styles are common in California.
The 2022 Jose’s Rosé is named after their winemaker and an elegant tribute to this classic style with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

Tasting Notes
On the nose, the wine presents aromas of fresh strawberries and a hint of cream. On the palate, the wine starts with a refreshing acidity . It is followed by and bright flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry that lead into a smooth finish with a hint of watermelon.

What is the difference between Rosé and Grenache Rosé?

Rosé wine can be made from a variety of red-skinned grapes, including Malbec, Cinsault, Pinot Noir, and Grenache. The production of Grenache Rosé is primarly, of course, using Grenache grapes. However, is often blended with other grape varieties. Many wine regions use Grenache as the primary grape for producing Rosé. The most well-known example is Côtes de Provence. Nonetheless, other regions such as Rhône, Languedoc, and Paso Robles also utilize Grenache in their Rosé production.

Long Live Grenache Rosé!

3 Styles of Grenache Rosé

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