To say there has been rosé trend would be the wine tasting understatement of the decade. June 10th marks National roséday which was founded by wine expert and innovator Bodvar Hafström.
We have a list of some of our favorite, versatile wines, coupled with their appealing salmon, coral and ballet-slipper-pink colors, makes them very approachable and festive—whether you choose to enjoy rosé, a frosé frozen cocktail or even brosé (rosé for bros) for celebrating this weekend.
J Brut Rosé: Just when you thought rosé couldn’t possibly get any better – boom, a bubbly rosé. This sparkling wine from J spends two years aging en tirage to develop integrated flavors of Fuji apple, blood orange and ripe raspberry, complemented by notes of hazelnut and blanched almonds. SRP $35
Tasting Notes: Our J Brut Rosé sparkles with a vibrant, pink salmon hue and offers layered aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries, Fuji apples, rose petals and a savory swath of toasted hazelnuts. On the palate, an elegant mouthfeel complements flavors of ripe raspberry, blood orange and blanched almonds. Lively acidity and steely minerality frame a lingering, lush finish. Pair this elegant sparkling rosé with roasted beet and goat cheese salad, a simple plate of smoked salmon canapés, or blue cheese.
Fleur de Mer Rosé: A truly Provencal rosé, Fleur de Mer translates to “flower of the sea,” which is exactly what you get with this wine – the best of the lavender fields that sprawl across the Southern French coast and a refreshingly crisp taste best enjoyed by the sea. SRP $17
About the Wine: A brilliant coral pink color, Fleur de Mar evokes aromas and flavors of fresh watermelon, cherry, subtle citrus, peach, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. It is medium-bodied and elegant with a soft texture and mineral finish, with balanced and refreshing acidity.
Apothic Rosé: The newest blend from Apothic’s cellar, this rosé is – in true Apothic fashion – light in style but dark in nature. Vibrant flavors of strawberry and raspberry are met with some tart red fruit notes for a perfect balance. SRP $9
About the Wine: The 2016 Apothic Rosé is an all-new, limited release blend that is light in color, yet dark in nature. It is a vibrant, refreshing and fruit-forward wine. Apothic Rosé offers layers of fresh strawberry and watermelon with a hint of raspberry. It strikes the ideal balance between crisp acidity and sweet fruit notes for a darker take on traditional Rosé.
Dark Horse Rosé: On the drier side of the rosé spectrum, this wine offers flavors of fresh red fruits along with a mineraldriven backbone and consistent floral notes throughout – all racing toward a bright, crisp finish. SRP $9
About the Wine: The Dark Horse Rosé boasts a refreshingly dry style that explodes with flavors of fresh red fruit, subtle minerality, and a hint of floral – all racing toward a bright, crisp finish.
Barefoot Cellars Rosé: Juicy and smooth, Barefoot Rosé is delightfully sweet with hints of watermelon, nectarine and jasmine. Sweet summertime in a glass! SRP $8
Food Pairing: A perfect complement to a wide array of foods, Barefoot Rosé is a terrific choice for all meals, especially brunch.
Recognized throughout the world as the King of Rosé, Bodvar has three varieties that make up the Bodvár House of Rosés collection:
- N°1 – This pearly sparkling Rosé is dry, fresh and fruity with smooth notes of red berries
- N°5 – The heart of Bodvar, this wine is pale in color with an aroma of citrus and white flowers as well as exotic fruits
- N°7 – Dry, fresh and elegant with a deliciously intensive scent of raspberries, orange and citrus
The Hafström family has been in the tradition to explore the world in search of unique, high-quality alcoholic beverages and other luxury products with over 160 years in providing the connoisseurs of the world with the best the world has to offer. Bodvar’s great-great grandfather started one of the largest cigar brands in Sweden. Today, Hafströms of Sweden has an exclusive assortment of hand-rolled premium cigars. In addition, Bodvar’s family founded the legendary Grönstedts Cognac in 1846, and it is still one of the top brands in the world.
A man of great spirits, Bodvar continues his family’s legacy by launching Bodvár of Sweden No.5 Rosé which is a massive international success and is now available for order in the U.S. and around the world.