Five Summer Rosés to Sip on This August

Frequently known as “summer water,” rosé is the perfect complement to basically any August activity – whether it’s a rooftop BBQ or a picnic in the park. We spoke to Leisir wine shop in downtown New York to get recommendations for their favorite summer rosés they are sipping right now.

Chateau Fontvert “Les Restanques” Rosé 2021

Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre

Luberon, France

Berry focused, savory, texture at the finish. This is great straight out of the fridge as an easy, simple sipper. 

Pairs well with: Summer dishes (raw vegetables, salads, grilled meats), Provençal specialties or with appetizers. 

Béatrice & Pascal Lambert ‘Mathilde’ Rosé 2022 

Cabernet Franc

Chinon, Loire Valley, France

Mineral driven, Raspberry, herbaceousness. Gorgeous. 

Pairs well with: Cheese, grilled meats

Los Bermejos ‘Rosado’ 2022

Listen Negro

Canary Islands, Spain

Juicy, succulent, strawberry, hint of smokiness from volcanic soil. Wine grown on the Canary Islands is amazing and this producer is no exception. Look at some of the pictures of how they dig holes into the volcanic soil to get their vines down below the wind.

Pairs well with: Grilled chicken, Spanish potatoes 

Broc Cellars ‘Love Rosé’ 2022

Valdiguié, Carignan, Zinfandel, Grenache, Barbera

Fox Hill Vineyards, California

Strawberry, thyme, sea salt, bright citrus. This zippy fresh wine is a perfect wine to cool yourself down in the summer heat.

Pairs well with: Chicken, pork, cheese (Brie, Gruyere, Havarti, Mozzarella, Ricotta)

Rootdown 'Es Okay Rosé’ North Coast 2022

Pinot Gris, Grenache

Mendocino County, California, USA

Farming: Organic

This is all your poolside hopes and dreams in a bottle; bright watermelon and strawberry acidity roll off the palate, while tart cranberry crudo pops in the mouth.

Pairs well with: Best enjoyed on its own, preferably on a Friday night after a long day. 

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