Wine: Four great rosés
With the “dizzying array” of rosés arriving for summer, trying to choose can be “quite overwhelming,” said the editors of Wine Enthusiast. Below are four of our favorites from recent tastings.
2018 Château d’Aqueria Tavel ($22). Our top choice is “a structured, penetrating” Rhone wine that will age well through 2022. Though dry, it offers “intensely fresh, concentrated strawberry, raspberry, and watermelon flavors.”
2018 Cantina Zaccagnini Dal Tralcetto Dry Rosé ($18). In this Italian rosé, “delicious cherry and strawberry flavors are honed by bright acidity and a tangy slick of wet stone.”
2018 Quady North Rosé of Counoise ($19). The counoise grape is new to Oregon and here produces “a racy, juicy, strawberry-flavored wine with a peppery kick.”
2018 Charles & Charles Rosé ($15). A “best buy” pick, this rosé from Washington’s Columbia Valley delivers “tart pink-grapefruit flavor and mouthwatering acidity.” ■