About Rosé Wine from Spain

About Rosé Wine from Spain
Spain today ranks as the third largest wine producing nation, trailing only France and Italy in the category. Vineyards are planted in numerous regions throughout the country and recently tens of thousands of acres have been planted in the La Mancha region, not far from Madrid in the middle of Spain. There are many different types of Spanish wines, ranging from the highly popular and enjoyable sparkling wines known as Cava; these well made wines are reasonably priced. Albariño, a dry, aromatic white from northwestern Spain, has become very popular in the US market, especially as a food wine with Asian or fusion cuisine. Of course, Spain is best known for its red wines. Historically the most famous and highly regarded reds have been from Rioja, but as of late reds from Ribera del Duero and Priorat have helped boost Spain's identity as a country of superior red wines. Finally, there are sherries of exceptional quality in various degrees of dryness and sweetness; these are among the world's greatest and most popular fortified wines.

Top Picks for Spain

Rosé Wine

Radio Boka 2019 Rosé Vino de Castilla
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Reddish amber color. Aromas and flavors of summer tomato, daffodil, tea, red pepper flakes, and olives with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length finish that presents notes of parsley and lemon zest with no oak flavor. A slightly savory and highly pairable Rosé for tapas.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Campo Viejo 2019 Rosé Spain
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of juicy plum, watermelon, and cilantro with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length strawberry and hints of banana finish. A fruity, summery Rosé with great crowd appeal.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Agoston 2018 Rosé Garnacha-Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of fresh plum, ripe watermelon, and berry melange with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, charming, medium-length finish revealing accents of chervil and white strawberry with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Fruit-forward with an all-natural Mediterranean vibe, this rose is effortlessly drinkable.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Bodegas Borsao 2019 Rosé Grenache
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale salmon pink color. Aromas of watermelon candies, rose hip jelly, carnation, and custard with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, captivating, medium-length pink lady apple, white peach, and tangerine finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, vibrant Rosé that lifts the palate.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
VARA 2018 Garnacha Rosado Grenache
85 points
$18
Topaz gray color. Aromas of orange Pez candies, rose hip, tangerine, and mixed melon candies with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a silky, quick almond skins, dried apricot, and tinned grapefruit finish with no oak flavor. An easy Rosé for sipping al fresco; plenty of sunny fruit and juiciness.
Fabula de Paniza 2018 Rosé Garnacha
85 points
$8.99
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of ripe watermelon, crushed berries, and sugar snap peas with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, rapid blackberry compote and lime spritz finish with no oak flavor. A juicy fruit-forward rose pleaser for the warmer months.
85 points $8.99
Off The Hook NV Rosé Spain
84 points
$9
Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon syrup, dried apricot, and dried rhubarb with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and an effortless, carefree finish revealing notes of spritz of sour orange with no oak flavor. A supple and crisp Rosé quaffer.
HOM 2020 Rosé Spain
83 points
$13
Clear pale coral color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon, wet red clay, and chive with a lean, lively, light body and a smooth, relaxed finish evoking notes of pomegranate pith with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A zesty expression with a hint of flint.
Paniza 2018 Rosé Garnacha
83 points
$8.99
Khaki orange color. Aroma of parchment with a lean, vibrant, dry thin body and a seamless, sparse underripe cassis and grapefruit spritz finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and quaffable rose.
83 points $8.99