The Ultimate Guide to Finding Rosés You'll Love

Here's what to look for and what to pair with a range of rosé types, whether you like them light and delicate, or full and fruity.

Light & elegant
Light in color with delicate, subtle flavor, these rosés are best served slightly warmer since their flavors are so muted.
Pairings: N/A
Ask for: Provence; Bandol

Crisp & zippy
These rosés get their buzzy mouthfeel from minerality, making them incredibly refreshing and perfect for a hot day.
Pairings: sushi, salad, Thai food, skewers
What to ask for: Sancerre; Grenache

Balanced & easy drinking
If you need a bottle for Netflix or for a party at a friend's place, choose something balanced and crowd-pleasing.
Pairings: chips, hummus, BBQ
What to ask for: Bordeaux; Southwest France

Smooth & fruity
Fruitier, darker rosés are made by leaving grape skins exposed to the pressed juice longer, so more flavor is extracted.
Pairings: chicken, lamb, burgers
What to ask for: New World