There’s nothing better than a perfectly chilled glass of rosé —the unofficial refreshment of beaches, BBQs, and pool parties.
Château d’Esclans “Garrus,” 2012
Built during the mid-19th century, this winery in Côtes de Provence just north of St.-Tropez is known for its four rosés with the Garrus being the most high-end rendition. It’s aged for close to a year so the newest bottles available are 12 months behind the norm in the category. The pale, almost transparent color is from Grenache grapes and has a concentrated citrus aroma and taste. Sweet pears and pineapple also figure in, and the finish is creamy. $100, bedfordwines.com