We love rosé wine. There have been bottles that have truly wooed us, and others that have bored us to tastebud death. We found some at steals of deals and are ashamed to say that we’ve grossly overpaid for others. This quick guide is here to help you take the guesswork out of choosing your next bottle of rosé. Check out these three actually good French rosés and they are all less than $15. Cheers to summer sips at a great value!
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Les Dauphins Rosé 2018 $11.99
One of the most renowned co-operatives in France, Cellier des Dauphins, located in the Rhône Valley makes this wine and it’s one that we keep coming back to. It’s a solid go-to. Bursting with aromas of fresh summer berries, this French rosé features a refined and complex palate with a burst of refreshing minerality. Enjoy this bottle on its own, with grilled seafood or light summer appetizers.
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Clarendelle Rosé 2018 $14.99
This pale salmon-colored wine is from a memorable Bordeaux vintage and it shows. Hints of tart fruits and a touch of saltiness balances the round richness of this rosé. Enjoy this wine with grilled chicken or an easy cheese board when you don’t feel like cooking, but still want to create something elegant.
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Mouton Cadet Rosé 2018 $13.99
We had high expectations for this bottle. After all, Mouton Cadet Rosé is a brand created by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the biggest-selling Bordeaux brand in the world. It lived up to its heritage. With a lingering fruit finish, this French rosé has touches of fresh summer berries and even some herbs. Try pairing this wine with cured ham or a cool poke bowl.