In the thick of rosé season, here is the best drink to clink with this summer.
Bridgehampton Breeze 2019 Rosé
Crafted with the perfect ratio of dryness, fruit and sweetness, Bridgehampton Breeze Rosé 2019 (bridgehamptonbreeze.com) produces a bold and light sensation. This bottle literally hits close to home, crafted in the terroir of Bridgehampton loam. Radiating a peach and strawberry aroma with a kick of melon, bright raspberry, spicy savory edge and firm acidity, Hamptonites are blessed with a local and sweet summer refreshment.
Summer in a Bottle Côtes de Provence Rosé.
New to the Wölffer family (wolffer.com) is Summer in a Bottle’s younger sister, Côtes de Provence 2021. As the brainchild of Wölffer Estate Vineyard co-owners Marc and Joey Wölffer and partner and winemaker Roman Roth, this summer staple adds a European flair to the taste of its predecessors. Best enjoyed chilled and in the stunning setting of Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack, this sweet sip doubles as a piece of art with its colorful floral packaging.
Château d’Esclans Rock Angel Rosé
For those seeking a more complex, structured and sophisticated rosé, Rock Angel (esclans.com) is the perfect pour. To craft the ideal complement to a wide range of cuisines, the process utilizes grapes grown and optically sorted from the Chateau d’Esclans winery located in Côtes de Provence. The rosé is partially barrel-fermented in large oak barrels of grenache, cinsault and rolle (vermentino). For those who admire the minerality of a Sancerre, this bottle is a must-try.
Topping Rose House Provençal Rosé.
New is undeniably always better, especially when it’s a bottle crafted by Bridgehampton’s prized hotel and restaurant Topping Rose House (toppingrosehouse.com). Exclusively sold at this Hamptons hotel, rosé lovers will fall head over heels for Topping Rose House Provençal Rosé given its rich taste and unrivaled flavor. Sourced from just outside St-Tropez, Hamptonites can mentally transport themselves to the south of France after a glass of this sweet sip.
Duryea’s Private Label Rosé
While its lobster game is off the charts, Duryea’s has found a new, additional area of expertise—rosé (chateausaintmaur.com). Its private-label rosé makes for the perfect refreshment for a warm summer’s day, radiating a fresh and flavorful aroma. Bursting with flavors of grapefruit and red fruits including strawberries, Duryea’s suggests washing down dishes like tuna tartare, lobster Cobb, market vegetables and roasted chicken with a glass of this savory drink.
Hampton Water Rosé
It all started in 2017, when rock star and Hamptons resident Jon Bon Jovi took his talents on the stage to co-launch a rosé that danced with flavor. In collaboration with Jesse Bongiovi and Gérard Bertrand, he launched Diving Into Hampton Water Rosé 2020 (hamptonwaterwine.com), curated from the perfect blend of grenache, cinsault and mourvèdre grapes. The bottle’s clean packaging matches its flavor, made of bright red fruit flavors from the finest winemakers of the south of France—Bon Jovi’s drinkers feel like they are “living on a prayer.”
Photography by: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRAND; TOPPING ROSE HOUSE PHOTO BY XIMENA CONTRERAS; DURYEA’S PHOTO BY DOUG YOUNG