Summer is upon us, and if our Instagram feed is any indication, drinkers everywhere are toasting the glorious weather with a chilled glass of rosé. Like seasonal beers and the Aperol Spritz, rosé is one of the nation’s favorite methods of keeping cool during summer heat waves.
Celebrity endorsements, summer pop-ups, and viral frozen cocktails have all boosted rosé’s popularity. In 2017, U.S. sales increased by 53 percent. Using search frequency stats, as reported by Wine-Searcher.com, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest bottles of all. Leading the pack are these, the 10 most popular rosé wines.
At the No. 10 spot is Gérard Bertrand’s Côte des Roses. Celebrated as a high-quality, value-for-money rosé, former professional rugby player Bertrand aims to reveal the “unique terroirs of the Languedoc region” with this Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah blend.
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9. Mateus Rosé
With an average price of $7, Mateus is easily the most inexpensive wine on this list. Even if you don’t recognize the name, you have likely seen the medium-sweet frizzante rosé’s iconic flask-shaped bottle.
This Mourvèdre-driven blend receives consistently glowing reviews, which could suggest why it’s also one of the more expensive offerings on this list (average price of $34). Best reserved for special occasions, perhaps.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Diving into Hampton Water was only released this year, making it somewhat remarkable that it is already one of the top-10 most popular rosés. The ’80s rock icon released the wine with the help of son Jesse, who came up with the name and concept, and esteemed French winemaker Gérard Bertrand.
Made with hand-picked grapes from low-yield vines, the Domaine Tempier is the most expensive bottle on this list (average price of $38). The premium winemaking decisions provide an intensely fruity and floral pink wine.
Epitomizing Hamptons summer drinking, this wine hit the headlines in 2014, when local papers reported that supplies of Summer in a Bottle Rosé were running “dangerously low.” Judging by its placing in this list, Summer in a Bottle continues to be a fan favorite.
Skeptics could link Château Miraval’s popularity to celebrity backing — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are part-owners of the estate — but those who have tried the fruity Cinsault-Grenache blend know that it stands on its own.
Whispering Angel’s blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle is enjoyed by critics and Hamptonites alike. The Provençal blush is widely attributed as one of the driving forces behind rosé’s (relatively) recent popularity surge.