It might sound like a cliché, recommending Rosé wine with your summer and it probably is but, let’s be honest, Rosé can be so good. It combines the best of both words: the freshness and crispness of white wine and the fuller, redder notes of, well, red wine.
The problem is with rosé though, is that it is sometimes so badly made: sickly sweet, messy and sticky. For that reason, many so-called wine experts ignore the stuff. Well that’s their problem: there are hundreds and thousands of well-made rosé wines all over the world and, if done properly, some of them can even compete with white and red wine. Of course, the world’s most famous and arguably best pink wines come from Provence in Southern France. These wines represent the pinnacle of rosé winemaking. The only problem is that they’re rather expensive and some of them, and I’m sorry for saying this, kind of take the interestingness out of rosé – for me, rosé needs to be fun and fruity and….kind of unserious: it needs to be easy-drinking, pour-it-down-your-throat kind of stuff rather than the stuffier world of white and red wine.
So here I have compiled ten German rosés, all of which offer fun, fruit and yet a high-quality feel. All of them are very different from one another and you’ll notice a number of styles: from clean cut, bone dry, to bonkers, out-of-this-world wine with residual sugar, the craziest pink colour you’ll see in wine and a whole lot of fun.
Because, let's be honest, that's what drinking pink wine is all about.
Finding these Wines where you live
As ever, I'm more than happy to assist you in finding these wines where you live. All of them are widely available in Germany and can be found with a quick internet search. The vast majority are available in Austria and Switzerland and a handful in other European countries. If you'd like me to help you in tracking down a bottle you can purchase near you, let me know and I'll gladly assist you.