These 7 dry rosés were made with an eye toward balance and character, and the results are elegant, refreshing, and just darn delicious. They'll make you want to get out an ice bucket and blow off work for the afternoon. (And since they're all pretty low in alcohol, you can pour yourself another glass or two.)
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According to Wine Grapes, Valdigiué is a "high-yielding, rather ordinary variety from south-west France." Today, with barely 300 acres in California, Valdiguié has languished into obscurity, relegated to a reputation for mediocrity. But in the hands of Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars, the "rather ordinary" Valdiguié has grown up into something quite interesting and delicious.
If you're a Eurocentric wine drinker who thinks of all Californian wines as big and oaky with a heavy dose of ripe fruit, think again. There's a growing group of California wine producers who are taking a light handed approach to winemaking, giving us fresh, juicy, zippy wines with balanced fruit and good acidity.