About Regional Rose

About Regional Rose
Rosé wine is made in many regions in Italy. Among the most famous are Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Negroamaro from Puglia and Sangiovese rosé from Tuscany. These are quite rich and rather dry and offer excellent complexity; they are wonderful alternatives to red wines during the warm weather and can stand up to many red meats. Inexpensive versions from the Veneto and Friuli regions tend to be lighter and a bit sweeter.

Top Picks for Regional Rose

Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Dry Rosé Wine Terre di Chieti IGT
92 points
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Herbal aromas and flavors of exotically spicy cranberry tart, lavender and thyme satchel, white vermouth, and rooibos with a supple, vibrant, medium body and an even, delightful, medium-long finish imparting overtones of pickled cherries, wild strawberry granita, and herbal tea. A wonderfully herbal, savory and umami-forward Rosé that will crush it at the table.
Awards: 2020 World Value Wine Challenge - Best Value Italian Regional Rose Exceptional Value
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
ROCENO 2019 Rosè Nerello Mascalese
89 points
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Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream and thyme with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a polished, medium-length finish that shows notes of raspberry crumble and hints of apricot with no oak flavor. A simple but bright and crushable Rosé that refreshes.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Dry Rosé Terre de Chieti IGT
86 points
Pale salmon orange color. Savory aromas and flavors of cherry-rhubarb herb bread, charcuterie, and hint of campfire smoke with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, amusing, medium-length finish that exhibits impressions of spiced apple, white strawberry, and lemon spritzed melon rind. A crisp and savory rose well-suited for a meat and cheese board.
Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Rosé Terre di Chieti
84 points
Salmon orange color. Confected aromas and flavors of watermelon candy, mango slushie, peach gummies, and honeycrisp apples with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruity Rosé that will be a real crowd pleaser.
84 points $16.99