Rosés in Shades of Barbie Pink

Sip through summertime with these recommended blush wines

This may be the summer of Barbie pink, but summer wouldn’t be authentic without a wine glass filled with rosé. Better yet, a frozé on a scorching, humidity-off-the-charts kind of day.

For clarification, the reference to “day” is that it is more likely this blush beverage will be sipped before 5 o’clock. Be warned, however, as the alcohol content is misleading. A few glasses of this wine may taste more like flavored water, but it is not. On the upside, day sipping presents the perfect opportunity for a late afternoon nap.

The history of this blush wine is one that caters to the economy of wineries. Cashflow is important as wine ages in barrels, so what better way to capture sales early than to market summertime sips? If you want the full flavor potential, let the bottle sit for about 15 minutes on the counter once you remove it from the fridge. Here are the best of the best – taste test approved.


#8 – 2022 B&G AOC Côtes de Provence “Tourmaline,”France

Barton & Guestier’s slender, seductive bottle with its bowled bottom and glass stopper is a keeper to use as a vase. Its pale pink contents are worth consuming immediately with friends who love a quintessential AOC Côtes de Provence rosé made with Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grapes. Its name is a nod to the famous pink gemstones found on the Provenćal coast in France. It’s taste expresses an understated yet powerful fruit and freshness -- exactly what you’d expect from Provence. The added bouquet of ripe red berries and white flowers comes from the skins of the grapes, which were macerated for a few hours. Better yet, this is a vegan-friendly and sustainably farmed wine, best served with scallops. It’s no surprise Concours Mondial de Bruxelles awarded this wine a grand gold medal. Purchase a bottle at your nearest wine shop for approximately $19.


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