6 Rosés (with Pairings) from Around the World

Take a global rosé tour, with food pairings to match. It's one of the world's most versatile wines, matching with a wide variety of dishes and cuisines.
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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.

Watch our Facebook Live video with Wine Enthusiast’s Entertaining Editor Jeff Jenssen and Tasting Coordinator Angela Kahn sampling the wines below and get a primer on the diverse styles and flavors you’ll find.
Decoy 2016 Rosé (California), $20, 90 points. Editors’ Choice.

Try this Syrah/Pinot Noir blend from Duckhorn Wine Company at a classic clambake or serve with a refreshing watermelon and feta salad.

Figuière 2016 Première (Côtes de Provence); $23, 90 points. Editors’ Choice.

Elegant seafood appetizers—think smoked salmon mousse and shrimp carpaccio—are a wonderful match for this classic rosé from Provence.

Prime Time for Rosé from Provence

Les Vignerons de Tavel 2016 Les Lauzeraies (Tavel); $15, 89 points.

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.

Terredora 2016 Rosaenovae Rosato (Irpinia) $20, 88 points.

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.

Mulderbosch 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (Coastal Region); $13, 87 points.

Befitting a rosé made from Cabernet, this wine from South Africa is a hit with pulled pork sandwiches and ribs.

Bodegas Faustino 2016 VII Tempranillo Rosé (Rioja); $12.

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.

Published on August 23, 2017
Topics: Wine + Food Pairings



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