7 Great Bottles of Rosé Under $25 (Picked by Top NYC Wine Shops)
By now, you’ve most certainly gotten a head start sipping the Official Drink of Summer™, but picking a great rosé is more than just grabbing the nearest pink bottle off the shelf. Fortunately, our favorite wine shops around the city were happy to share the affordable blush-hued varietals they love. Happy summering.
Shiverick Imports Mariana Rosé 2016 ($11)
Portugal makes some of the best bang-for-your-buck varietals, and this top-selling favorite—which includes hints of berries, elderflower and melon—is no exception.
Where to get it: Dandelion Wine, 153 Franklin St, Greenpoint; 347-689-4563 or dandelionwineshop.tumblr.com
Kruger-Rumpf 2015 Rosé ($15)
This dry Spätburgunder—Germany’s Pinot Noir, if you will—tastes even better with a bit of age, which emphasizes its savory undertones.
Where to get it: Table Wine, 79-14 37th Ave., Queens; 718-478-9463 or tablewine-ny.com
Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé ($14)
If you needed another reason to try this rosé, which pairs perfectly with summer appetizers, its winemaker Jane Ferrari is an award-winning Australian vintner.
Where to get it: Winot, 796 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn; 718-576-6944 or brooklynwinot.com
2016 Domaine Valjulius Rosé ($8)
That’s not a typo, people: At this price, you might as well pick up two (or three) bottles of this organic rosé—fermented with the bold Mourvèdre grape at a tiny winery in the south of France—for your next picnic.
Where to get it: Astor Wines & Spirits, 399 Lafayette St.; 212-674-7500 or astorwines.com
Chateau Sainte Roseline Le Cloitre Provence Rose Cru Classe 2016 ($15)
Even if you’re not headed to Saint-Tropez this summer, you can still drink as the French do with this expressive rosé from a 1,000-year-old vineyard (yes, really).
Where to get it: PJ Wine, 4898 Broadway; 212-567-5500 or pjwine.com
Ampelos 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Rose of Syrah Upsilon ($24)
This citrusy rosé from Santa Barbara County features tastes of watermelon, strawberry, pomegranate and blood orange—so basically, your daily fruit servings are covered.
Where to get it: Chambers Street Wines, 148 Chambers St.; 212-227-1434 or chambersstwines.com
Montaribaldi Rosato Sigiuja 2015 ($17)
Serve this fresh and fruity rosé, which is made entirely of Nebbiolo grapes in the Piedmont region in Italy, as an aperitif or with light summer dishes…or by itself while you Netflix and rosé.
Where to get it: Smith & Vine, 268 Smith St., Brooklyn; 718-243-2864 or smithandvine.com