We’ve been busy sampling rosés in the name of science, and we’re ready to present part two of the Rosé Exposé. If you missed part one, you can read that here. We included our disclosures, but for those of you that need a TL;DR we’re reviewing every rosé we can get our hands on. Our preferences:
- dry rosé, not sweet
- under $20
- available in Cleveland.
Check out our thoughts on these next 10 bottles.
Friend of the blog, Genna, had never had rosé before and she liked Vino. This is a good beginner wine.
Vega Sindoa Rosé
The only review you need of this is that it reminded our catholic friend of communion wine, that alone should tell you what it’s like. Cute label though.
Aldi Plow & Press Rosé
The bottle says this wine should unfold into a crisp finish and it definitely unfolds into a crisp finish. We drank this wine while watching the season premier of GoT, and it paired nicely with dragons! When we found out it was from Aldi, we tried to buy more the next day, but the Aldi closest to us didn’t have any. We’ll be exploring the area to find it this week.
We really wanted to like this because it promised to combine our favorite citrus of the summer, grapefruit, and our bae, rosé, but the ratio was just off. It was too sweet, too grapefruity, and overall a let down.
We had to add ice to this one because it wasn’t chilled enough and wasn’t great warm. It’s easy drinking and dry, however, crucially, it doesn’t pair well with Barrio tacos.
Mas Donis Rosé
Quite literally, this smells like a bowl of pasta, if you can get past that, it has a nice, fruity taste.
La Vieille Ferme Rosé
This one toed the line between sweet and dry, but the overall crispness was refreshing and bumped it up in our books.
La Perdrix Rosé
This is a dry rosé you can drink in a forest. The label has a cute bird and there was a slight woodsy flavor. As fans of wood-based DIYs, this was a winner.
This wine definitely pairs well with the Bachelorette, a cheese plate, and many other bottles of pink wine. 100% a safe choice.
Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé
This one leaned a little sweet for our liking, and a little strong as well. Heinen’s bought the entire stock for Cleveland (apparently?) so it’s a Heinen’s exclusive. This was a generous gift of friend of the blog, Michelle’s dad. As of 7/29/17 they still had this rosé at the Bay Village Heinen’s.
Second roundup winner is Aldi, because it is amazing that they have such a nice rosé. We think it would pair nicely with their chocolate covered almonds.
If you thought we were done, don’t worry, we have many more exposés coming your way. Stay tuned for our Rosé Exposé part three. Be sure to let us know your rosé recommendations in the comments!