7 Best Bottles of Rosé Under $20 You Can Buy at Target
Buckle up, it's almost patio season. Here are the best bottles of rosé you can buy without breaking the bank.
Pool parties, beach days, hot summer sun... it's all on the horizon with lengthening days and higher temperatures. Warmer weather not only means outdoor patio meals, it's synonymous with the delightful accompaniment of a nice chilled glass of summer's water err — rosé wine.
With Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer (it officially begins with the summer solstice on June 20th), there is plenty of time to indulge in a good bottle, or even a few. For your next Target run, here are seven bottles of rosé wine under $20 that you can stock up on without going broke:
1. Bertrand Cote Des Roses Rose
Averaging about $16 to $17, this bottle sits in the middle of the road when it comes to sweet and dry. A hint of citrus and with no bite, this one goes down pretty smooth.
2. Fleurs de Prairie Rosé Wine
Hailing from the Provence region of France, notes of strawberry, rose petals, and herbs round out this rosé. Because this bottle is kept at a near-zero oxygen environment through the winemaking process, the salmon-coloring of the wine is maintained. Bottles average around $17.
3. Chateau d'Esclans The Palm Rose Wine
Buyers may recognize the parent brand — rosé-making powerhouse Whispering Angel — of this affordable bottle. At just $17, the Palm Rose Wine bears all the qualities of a traditional Provençal sip — dry and light with a hint of crisp — plus a punchy label that screams of summer.
4. Charles & Charles Rosé Wine
The United States of... Rosé? At least that's what the label may allude to! For less than $15, this low-cost sip is the most affordable of the bunch. Inside the bottle, watermelon meets citrus for an explosive fruity aroma with a tart crisp taste.
Buy it: $14; target.com
5. Francis Coppola Sofia Rosé Wine
A rosé blend priced at about $15, this wine boasts hints of cardamom, lemon peel, and wild strawberries. This affordable bottle was made for sipping on its own, but also pairs well with seafood dishes. To achieve the color, winemakers cold-soak the grapes for 48 hours before the juice gets separated from the skins.
Buy it: $15; target.com
Looking for a bit of bubbly? Here are two recommended sparkling rosé wines, still on a budget.
6. Stella Rosa Stella Pink
The fluorescent pink bottle and $13 price tag may draw consumers in, but the semi-sweet, sparkling taste will keep them coming back. Pair it with an aged-cheese board (think brie or gorgonzola) or a decadent chocolate dessert to bring out the fruity flavor profile.
Buy it: $13; target.com
7. Ruffino Rosé Sparkling Wine
Extra dry with hints of strawberries and white peaches, this Italian-made sparkling rosé sits at the intersection of affordable ($14) and refreshing. Cheers on its own, or pair alongside a meal of grilled fish or roasted chicken. Stocking up two bottles at a time is a safe bet.
Buy it: $14; target.com