The Best Rosés For Brides On Any Budget

Before we share Colin’s favorite save and splurge rosés, here are a few facts you need to know about this delicious wine:

  • Rosé is an amazing option for the spring and summer seasons. Sip it by the pool, at the beach, at a formal dinner party, you name it. It’s our favorite versatile drink.
  • The most common way to make rosé wine is through limited maceration, where grape skins are steeped in the juice. The most common way to make rosé champagne, however, is through blending white and red wine.
  • Depending on how it was made, rosé will appear in various shades of pink, from a light peach to a deep rose hue.
  • If you’re unsure of which rosé to choose, we think French is your best bet.
  • Smile, brides. Rosé has a two to three year shelf life and doesn’t improve with age, giving you just one more reason to drink up!

Our Favorite Rosés

Save: Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé
Why We Love It: This is THE rosé for brides on a smaller budget. Hailing from South Africa, Mulderbosch tastes rich and costs less.
When To Drink It: Grab multiple cases to serve at your rehearsal dinner. Your marriage calls for some serious celebrating!

Splurge: Domaines Ott Château De Selle Rosé Coeur de Grain
Why We Love It: By far the most highly recommended rosé, Domaines Otte is a balanced rosé with hints of peach, lemon, cinnamon and vanilla notes. This rosé is meant to pair with Provencal cuisine like grilled lamb, sea bass and seasonal vegetables.
When To Drink It: Indulge in a glass of Domaine Ott rosé during an intimate dinner with your groom. 

Save: Whispering Angel Chateau d’Esclans Rosé
Why We Love It: By far the prettiest color of all rosés, these grapes are handled very delicately with no maceration involved, giving the finished product a light peachy hue.
When to Drink It: Share a bottle with your parents, in-laws and husband-to-be over a casual dinner before the wedding planning begins.

Splurge: Cloud Chaser Rosé de Provence
Why We Love It: This dry, yet refrehsing Provencal rosé blends a classic taste with an intense nose of tropical fruits like mango and banana, making it a wine ideal for the summer months.
When To Drink It: Indulge with your new husband at your luncheon or outdoor garden wedding.

Save: Wölffer Estate Vineyard Rosé 2013
Why We Love It: If there was ever a way to pack the Hamptons into a bottle, this is it! This light rosé has vibrant apple, kiwi cantaloupe and fresh mint aromas, fabulous for an outdoor summer party.
When To Drink It: Have all of your friends over for a toast to summer and mini appetizers

Splurge: Moet Rosé Imperial Champagne
Why We Love It: This fabulous pink rosé is a combination of berries with slight hints of rose and pepper. Seriously, what girl can resist the amazing pink and gold packaging?
When To Drink It: Propose a toast with your closest girlfriends at your bachelorette party.

--Keely-Shea Smith

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