It might be hot AF still, but our palates are (surprisingly) craving something other than rosé. We’ve been tasting many, many wines so you don’t have to #roughlife, and these are some we think you Babes will love as well,
Monrosso Tuscan Red Blend 2016
Tuscany, Italy – $15
We love a good white wine and rosé, but there’s nothing more soothing that a good glass of red (it’ll cure anything from the Monday blues to the Sunday scaries).
The Tuscan Red Blend from Monrosso is just that – a quintessentially Tuscan red blend that speaks volumes about the region’s heritage and quality winemaking. Monrosso is the offspring of the famed Castello di Monsanto estate in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico, and the project was founded in 1998 by winemaker Laura Bianchi along with her father Fabrizio.
#BabesTip: This wine goes perfectly with Texas-style BBQ!
Freixenet Prosecco DOC NV
Veneto, Italy – $22
Prosecco is known in Italy as “The Welcome Wine” – it’s that first glass of bubbles you hand to your guests, setting the tone for the evening ahead.
This wine is produced in the Charmat method where secondary fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, which leads to soft, gentle bubbles. Freixenet Prosecco comes in a gorgeous etched glass bottle, it makes it perfect for a chic dinner party at home or as a hostess gift.
#BabesTip: This wine goes perfectly with Prosciutto, so bust out your finest Italian charcuterie board! Not feeling as fancy? Prosecco also pairs well with potato chips and buttered popcorn!
Gratien & Meyer Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé AOC NV
France – $18
What’s better than rosé? Bubbly rosé, of course!
Crémant is produced in the same method as Champagne, but since the grapes come from the one of eight appellations outside of Champagne, Crémant doesn’t carry the same hefty price tag. The Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé shows notes of red currant, pink grapefruit, and raspberries.
#BabesTip: The pearl-like bubbles in this wine makes it an ideal aperitif or the perfect pairing for fish or white meat, and desserts!
Segura Viudas Brut NV
Cava region of Spain – $12
We must be in a celebratory mood these days, because we’re all about the bubbly!
Cava is an underappreciated sparkling wine, both from a quality and a value standpoint. Made in the traditional method, this bubbly from Spain is approachable enough to be enjoyed on its own and complex enough to hold its own during a meal. Segura Viudas Brut NV is made with only hand-picked fruit and indigenous yeasts. It’s elegant, structured mousse and bright acidity sets off notes of lime, pineapple, and white flowers.
#BabesTip: Enjoy it with fried chicken. Popeyes Chicken Sandwich + Cava = The perfect meal!
Find these vinos at your local grocery store. Cheers, Babes!