The Best Non-Provence Rosé Wines 2018

It's time you branched out from Provence (aka what everyone else is drinking)

Rosé: the pink drink we all love to make fun of, but not-so-secretly enjoy all the same. But despite all the memes and embarrassing labels, not all bottles of blush wine have to be something to be ashamed of—or something from Provence, the top-producing region of rosé in the world. It's why we're asking Robin Pohlman of Convive Wine & Spirits in NYC to give us her top five picks that are anything but ordinary, her selections from Greece, Hungary and more.  

And if you're in NYC, come join us at our Test Kitchen for TT Wine Club (get tickets here), where you'll be able to pregame spring and enjoy these wines in person.

① 2015 Mas Candi "Prohibit" Rosé Brut Nature

Made using Xarello grapes grown on a biodynamic farm in Catalonia, Spain, Pohlman notes this is the same type of sparkling wine you'd see in Spanish wine bars—perfect for pairing with tangy, hard cheeses and cured hams.  

② 2016 Anton Bauer Rosé

This Austrian wine blend has what Pohlman calls "a nice curvy roundness in the mouth," thanks to the spicy boldness of Blaufränkisch grapes contrasting with the silky, cherry flavors of St. Laurent

③ 2016 Dúzsi Tamás Kékfrankos Rosé

"This one is from old vines, giving it a sexy concentration of flavor while maintaining that crisp freshness we love so much," she says of the Hungarian varietal.

④ 2016 Clos Signadore Patrimonio A Mandria Rosé

Made from grapes found only Corsica, France, what comes out of this bottle is an "earthy and herbaceous" rosé.  

⑤ 2017 Domaine Skouras Nemea Zoe Rosé

To Pohlman, breaking into this bottle tastes "just like biting into a perfectly ripe blueberry." Need she say more?