Rosé wines just right for summer

Our picks of top bottles of rosé wines, from natural to bubbly to non-alcoholic.

Having a hard time picking the right wine to serve this summer? The verdict is in: Rosé is all the rage, and the ELLE Gourmet team has a bottle of wine for every palate (and budget). Get the glasses out – these are our experts’ favourite rosé wines for summer 2023.

A pink cut glass bottle of Freixenet wine
Freixenet Rosé IGT

This glittery, faceted bottle from Freixenet makes a glamorous (and affordable) gift all on its own, but versatile wine within – a fresh and sip-able rosé of delicate perfume and berry notes – ensures the whole pretty package will please.

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Queen of Hearts Rosé 2021

This pale pink Grenache rosé from Curtis Family Vineyards in south Australia’s renowned Mclaren Vale wine region is a dry and crisp. Lifted aromas of raspberry, strawberry and citrus are perfect for summer.

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BASK Crisp Rosé

Bask pitches itself as a wellness-minded, almost-zero-sugar option for today’s keto crowd. Something is going right – it’s one of the Wine Rack‘s most popular bottles of rosé (along with Saintly Sparkling).

Rosehall Run Pixie Sparkling Rosé VQA

Rosehall Run‘s Pixie is a sparkling rosé made mostly from Vidal grapes using the Charmat method. With peach and tangerine notes and a touch of sweetness, this is a perfect summer charmer.

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Saintly Sparkling Rosé VQA

This rose-gold hued vino, made with Niagara Peninsula grapes by Saintly, boasts an abundance of festive bubbles plus notes of cherry, berry, orange blossom and citrus zest. Frothy, fashionable and only $20.

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Malivoire Vivant Rosé

The Vivant is only one of the popular roses made at Malivoire (we love their Ladybug as well). This wine is blend of summery flavours including strawberry, white raspberry, Granny Smith apple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapefruit and chamomile.

A bottle of pale rose wine with a pink label and white cap
2022 Birch Block Rosé

The grapes used to make Birch Block‘s small-batch rosé are farmed and harvested with love in South Okanagan, where Sarah Bancroft and her husband Murray make their low-sugar, low-alcohol Pinot Noir rosés. What makes them so exceptional? Find out here.

A corked bottle of rose wine with a white label that has a floral design and a sketch of a bird
Silver Swallow Luxury Kombucha Rosé

Ottawa-based brand Silver Swallow uses Japanese kamairicha tea (a green tea made by pan-frying the leaves) and organic kombucha to create this delightful non-alcoholic sparkler, which has notes of strawberry, brioche, chestnut and matcha.

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Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut

Henry of Pelham named this crisp sparkling rosé after his wife, Catherine. It’s dry and elegantly balanced with a bouquet of raspberry tart. All of the grapes used to make this Canadian sparkling wine are farmed by family-owned vineyards.

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Château la Tour de L’Évêque Rosé Côtes de Provence

Organically farmed and hand-harvested, this lively rosé is an upbeat blend – Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Semillon, Mouvèdre – that delights all year round. Its berry and citrus, rosy glow and affordable price tag will impress.

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Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé

This sparkling rosé is made by the Leitz vineyard, a 200-year-old site in the German Rheingau region. It uses the same elegant and fruity Pinot Noir grapes for both its alcohol-free wine as its traditional Pinot Noir. Even after de-alcoholization, the Eins Swei Zero bubbly retains the grape’s refined character and flavours.

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Sogrape Mateus Rosé

With their iconic flask-shaped bottles and long-running reputation for making flavourful and accessible rosés, Mateus is an icon in the world of pink wine. Mateus Rosé has floral, red currant and lightly yeasty aromas with a light sparkle.

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The Tragically Hip Flamenco Rosé 2021

The creation of this fresh and fruity rosé was inspired by the lyrics of The Tragically Hip’s song ‘Flamenco’ (Hip lovers will know the song from ‘Trouble at the Henhouse’). Strawberry and cherry flavours pair perfectly with cheese and charcuterie.

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Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato

Susucaru Rosato is a deep-coloured rosé made from a blend of Malvasia, Moscadella, Insolia and Nerello Mascalese. The result is a bright, light-bodied natural wine with a volcanic minerality and notes of sour cherry and spices.

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Strohmeier Schilcher Frizzante

Schilcher is a style of rosé wine strictly produced in the Styrian region. This sparkling natural wine is made from the local Blauer Wildbacher using the traditional méthode champenoise, resulting in a racy summer wine with a sharp minerality.

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