Celebrate Rosé Day with 7 Wines Under $15

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Summer time is here and so is the season of Rosé! National Rosé Day takes place each year on the second Saturday in June and I have seven Rosé wine options for you to try, all under $15.00 each!

Over the years, Rosé wines have gotten a bad reputation. They are often considered to be a sweet wine and typically identified as a White Zinfandel. I thought this until a few years ago, when I was introduced to a wonderful dry Rosé from France. The truth is that Rosé wines range in taste from dry to sweet. Rosé is produced in every major country and is made of nearly every grape variety, both red and white. 

Rosé wine is produced when skins from red grapes soak in their juices for a period of time. After the juice ferments with the skins, the wine becomes deep red and the skins are separated from the grapes.  So even though it is produced similar to other red wines, the time it ferments with the grape skins on is cut shorter. So for a Rosé, the fermentation process is completed without the skins. This reduced amount of skin contact is what gives the Rosé its pink color.

The flavor profile for a Rosé wine is fresh and fruity, with each type of Rosé tasting slightly different, based on the grapes used to produce it.

Some of the most common dry Rosé wines are made from these varietals:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Grenache
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah

Some of the most common sweet Rosé wines are made from these varietals:

  • White Zinfandel
  • Pink Moscato

7 Rosé wines whose average price is under $15.00

19 Crimes Snoop Cali Rosé

  • Winery: 19 Crimes
  • Grape: Grenache, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel
  • Region: Australia
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Flavor Notes: Strawberry, raspberry and red cherry

 

 

A to Z Wineworks Rosé

  • Winery: A to Z Wineworks
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Region: Oregon
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Flavor Notes: Strawberry, watermelon and floral
  • If you like bubbles, try the A to Z bubbles. Made from mostly Pinot Noir with a bit of Chardonnay.

 

Cupcake Vineyards Rosé

  • Winery: Cupcake
  • Grape: Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Grenache
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Flavor Notes: Watermelon, strawberry and white nectarine
  • Cupcake also has their Róse in a can, a Prosecco Róse, a sparkling Róse and Bubbles Róse in a can!

 

And Why Am I Mr. Pink

  • Winery: Underground Wine Project
  • Grape: Syrah and Sangiovese
  • Region: Columbia Valley – Mattawa, WA
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Flavor Notes: Watermelon, honeydew melon and a little strawberry

 

 

Las Lilas

  • Winery: Adega Ponte da Barca
  • Grape: Vinhao, Borracal and Espadiero
  • Region: Vinho Verde Portugal
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Flavor Notes: Cherry, floral and crisp

 

 

Chateau Ste Michelle Rosé

  • Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Grape: Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region: Columbia Valley/Washington
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Flavor Notes: Watermelon, raspberry, strawberry and citrus
  • Fun Fact: If you like this wine, give Top Box a try. Top Box is made by Chateau Ste Michelle and their Róse in a box is equal to four bottles of wine for under $20.00!

 

Grace Hill Beach Day Rosé

  • Winery: Grace Hill
  • Grape: Blend of Noiret and Marechal Foch
  • Region: Wichita, KS
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Flavor Notes: Grapefruit and citrus

 

 

Any of these Róse wines would be perfect for a poolside drink or an outdoor party this summer!

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Jenna Marceau
Born and raised in Wichita, full of Shocker pride, Jenna is a boy mom to son's Aiden and Eli. She married her college sweetheart, Danny, and the two keep an active schedule that includes chasing their children and dogs around Northeast Wichita. Jenna is an executive for a local HR Outsourcing organization and a member of the Junior League of Wichita. She likes to spend her spare time helping others or volunteering around the community. You can catch her at local events, supporting entrepreneurs and participating in activities with friends and family. She is a total foodie, loves coffee and craft beer, is an avid podcast listener and is quite fond of a glass of Cabernet to end her day. Keep up with Jenna at @JenMarceau on Instagram!

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