What do rosés from Provence, Italy, California, Rioja, the Rhône and South Africa have in common? They offer bountiful, year-round options for food pairing. Here are six recently rated bottlings perfect for summertime and beyond.
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Primarily Grenache and Cinsault, this rosé also includes Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Clairette, Picpoul and Bourboulenc. This Southern Rhône rosé is great with everything from a pizza topped with seasonal vegetables to chicken with a tangy barbeque sauce.
Heartier seafood dishes that can take the heat of the grill, like swordfish, are perfect for this Italian rosé made entirely from Aglianico. Cooking indoors? Enjoy this wine with a pan-seared tuna steak.
Don’t have a paella pan, let alone room storage room for it in your kitchen ? Cook up a batch of paella croquetas. The best part is you can eat one while having a free hand for a glass of this Tempranillo rosé. It’s also fantastic with arroz con pollo.