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Recommendations from a Rosé Nerd—Our Master Sommelier Picks 12 for Spring

 

 
Devon Broglie is a Master Sommelier (he knows a thing or two about wine), and a global beverage buyer at Whole Foods Market. Along with co-conspirator Doug Bell, he heads up the team that discovers and buys all the delicious wines you’ll find in Whole Foods Market wine departments across the country. His passion for wine is as infectious as his love for barbecue in his hometown of Austin, Texas.
 
A good Rosé is a beautiful thing. Especially in a chilled glass. You could focus on their fruity complexity, or you could get a head start on chilling your glass and discover how well Rosé pairs with anything and everything. Think last-minute picnics, golden-hour porch hangs or popping open a chilled can at an outdoor concert. If you're ready to start exploring the world of Rosé, it’s good to keep in mind that lighter colored Rosé often indicates a more delicate and silky texture with floral, dried fruit notes; hot pink means deeper, dense flavors, often with bright tart cherry notes.
 

 

All Rosé 20% Off, One Day Only*!

That’s right, all of them. May 25 is National Wine Day and our Master Sommelier couldn’t be more tickled pink.

The Sale and the Seal

When our team and I really love a wine, it gets the Sommelier Best in Class seal. All these Rosés on sale have the seal — it’s an amazing style of wine and I personally feel these selections represent some really great Rosés being produced around the world right now. Cheers!

 

Cava Brut Rosé
Penedés, Spain
A celebration in a glass! Zesty, citrusy, with strawberry and even some brioche flavors. Balanced with very fine bubbles. Loves food — perfect when you’re serving a little bit of everything from salads to meats.
 
Vinho Verde Rosé
Portugal
Refreshing youthfulness from Portugal. Crisp raspberry and strawberry notes with the classic vinho verde spritz to tickle the senses.
 
Rosado
Longares, Spain
Sipping this is like diving into a fresh bowl of red raspberries, strawberries and cherries. Super refreshing. Perfect accompaniment to back porches and summer picnics.
 
ZOE Rosé
Peleponnese, Greece
Vibrant with ripe cherry and rose petal aromas. The nice long finish leads to some attractive complexity. Think warm weather lounging, pasta with spicy red sauce or a delicate seafood dish.
 
Malbec-Syrah Rosé
Mendoza, Argentina
Intensely pink. Aromatics of forest strawberries and blackberries. Fresh, fruity flavors linger on the finish. Delicate and expressive. Perfect with spring or summer salads, cheese plates, tapenades and grilled fish.
 
Rosé
Central Coast, California
More than a warm-weather Rosé, it’s a state of mind — every drop full of pink-tinted possibility. Perfectly crisp, lighthearted and destined for a good time. Lean and refreshing with strawberry, pink grapefruit and white peach notes. Yes to shellfish and sushi. (Two sizes. 750ml and 1.5L)
 
Rosé
Loire Valley, France
Don’t be fooled by the clever packaging, this wine is well made and legitimately delicious. Fresh tart cherry and citrus aromas, juicy, spicy, herbal flavors and a dollop of whimsical irreverence make this wine as fun to drink as it is to talk about. (More to go around in this 1L bottle!)
 
IGP Île de Beauté
Corsica, France
Mango and minerality meet in this silky Rosé. Beautifully long finish punctuated by aromatic notes of passion fruit. Delicious with grilled fish, stuffed veggies or vegetable terrines with goat cheese.
 
Bordeaux Rosé
Bordeaux, France
Incredibly refreshing. A voluptuous fruit basket of aromas — strawberries, pears, nectarines and light tropical fruits. Light and crisp on the palate with notes of juicy cantaloupe and kiwi. So good on its own or with poultry and seafood.
 
Côtes de Provence
Côtes de Provence, France
Enticing aromas of fresh fruit and roses. Full and fresh mouthfeel. Lovely as an aperitif. Yes to any kind of salad and all spring finger foods. (Try either the 750ml or 1.5L size.)
 
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France
Pale pink, fragrant, delicate. Abundant youthful fresh fruit notes — watermelon, strawberries, cherry blossom. Beautiful complexity supported by a mouthwatering acidity that bumps up the intensity. Awesome on its own or with scallops, sushi or gazpacho. (Two sizes here too. 750ml or 1.5L)
 
Rosé
Provence, France
Excellent Rosé in a can! Abundant red fruit — strawberries and raspberries — with a great zingy mouthfeel. Vibrant, generous and nicely dry, it ends with a lovely full mineral-tinged finish. Enjoy it straight from the can — poolside afternoons and picnics will never be the same.
 

*Valid 5/25/18. While supplies last. No rain checks. Valid in US stores only. Not valid on wines by the glass. Sale prices not legally available in all stores.