Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rosé ($26)
The French region of Bandol is often considered the end-all, be-all of rosé. Father-and-son team Georges and Reynald Delille make a wine to last, and they’re quick to tell you that their rosé can age up to 20 years. Look for hints of watermelon, kiwi and lavender on the finish.
Domaines Ott “By.Ott” ($30)
Made in the hills of Provence overlooking the Mediterranean, this rosé is like summertime in a bottle, with notes of lemon zest, white peach and ripe nectarine. Completely dry and a soft baby pink, this is everything you could ever want from a rosé.
Lioco Indica Rosé ($21)
This California winery has made a name for itself by making nuanced wines from vineyard sites containing old-vine plantings, and their Indica rosé is no different. Made from carignan vines planted in the 1950s, this rosé is brimming with layered notes of strawberry, orange blossom and red papaya.
Lago Rosé of Vinho Verde ($10)
Don’t let the label fool you—“vinho verde” is a Portuguese term that denotes a wine that’s meant to be drunk young, while it’s still “green.” Grown in vineyards that edge along the Atlantic coast, this rosé is slightly spritzy, with just a tiny hint of sweetness. If you’re brand new to rosé, start here.
Vivier Rosé of Pinot Noir ($27)
A French native now living in northern California, winemaker Stéphane Vivier says he combines “Burgundian restraint” with the ripeness of California fruit to create a rosé that balances raspberry and cranberry flavors with perfect acidity and minerality. This is the wine you want on the table when you’re firing up the grill this summer.
Guild Rosé ($14)
A rosé made from blending pinot noir and the white grape melon de Bourgogne, this is your essential poolside sipper. Its salmon-pink color carries notes of Jolly Rancher candy, ripe cantaloupe and a tiny hint of fresh bing cherry, a telltale sign that it’s made from Oregon pinot-noir grapes.