It’s the perfect substitute for rosé die-hards. 

By Jaime Brown
October 02, 2020
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As a rosé connoisseur, I drink rosé all... year... long. So you can understand my frustration when fall rolls around, and my wine store starts pulling my fave rosés from the shelves. You can hear me grumble, "Why, wine gods, why" as I walk aimlessly through the aisles. There are many people who look forward to drinking soul-warming, full-bodied reds every fall, but I am not one of them.

So when I got an opportunity to sample the new Archer Roose limited release skin-macerated canned orange wine, I said “bring it on!” Upon my first sip, I can now say I’m forever a stan of Archer Roose Canned Rodí Rosé.

Orange wine, also known as skin-contact or amber wine, is a type of white wine derived from grape skins and seeds that ferment in the juice, creating a deep orange-hued finish. Orange wine on the palette is bold and savory, with mild flavors of stone fruit, like peaches or strong tea. Rodí Rosé, on the other hand, is unique because although it’s a skin-contact wine, it has a deep-pink, orange-colored finish which comes from the Roditis grape. Roditis (pronounced row-DEE-tiss) are pink-skinned white wine grapes grown in Naoussa, Greece, that are known for their delicate perfumed floral accents and cider-like acidity. This crisp, dry, and fruit-forward wine has notes of pink grapefruit, dried apricot, peach, and melon, and floral nose notes of roses and jasmine flowers. 

Rodí Rosé is vegan and sustainably farmed; the company prides itself on creating wines produced with purpose and remaining respectful to the planet. All of their wines come in eco-friendly packaging, which helps keep the canned wine refreshingly crisp and dry from beginning to end. This is all to say, Rodí Rosé is an absolute delight and my drink of choice this fall.

Archer Roose Rodí Rosé Limited Release, half case (12 cans) $55, full case (24 cans) $99.