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This $17 sparkling rosé is a vibrant way to welcome guests

FROM LEFT: Luca Paretti Prosecco Rosé Brut; Ten Sisters Pinot Noir 2020; Signature by La Font du Loup Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2021. (Scott Suchman for The Washington Post/food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

A festive rosé to start the meal, and two savory reds to tame autumn’s chill — here are three wines ideal for the season.

Luca Paretti Prosecco Rosé Brut

(2 stars)

Italy, $17

Simple, clean strawberry fruit flavors and vibrant bubbles to invigorate and refresh your palate. This is a lovely wine to welcome guests and to pair with antipasti. Alcohol by volume: 11 percent. Bottle weight: 590 grams (Light for sparkling).

Imported by Turquoise Life Beverage Brands. Distributed locally by Breakthru Beverage Group.

Ten Sisters Pinot Noir 2020

(2.5 stars)

Marlborough, New Zealand, $22

Fresh, lively pinot noir with flavors of cherries and sassafras, this affordable wine makes for easy sipping on its own or with food. You may not even stop to wonder who the 11th dancer is on the label. Sustainable. ABV: 12.7 percent. BW: 425 grams (Light).

Imported by Bartow Imports. Distributed locally by Siema Wines.

Signature by La Font du Loup Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2021

(3.5 stars)

Rhône Valley, France, $27

La Font du Loup is a talented producer in Châteauneuf-du-Papes. This Côtes-du-Rhône should not be considered an “entry wine” — it’s top-notch. Deep and savory, with flavors of sweet Montmorency cherries, wild sage and maybe just a whiff of wood smoke from a fire far away. Late autumn in a glass? Ask me in spring — I’ll still love it then. ABV: 14.5 percent. BW: 590 grams (Average).

Imported by Artisans & Vines. Distributed locally by Artisans & Vines and LK Wine Tours & Sales.

Prices are approximate. For availability, check, and the websites of the wineries, importers or distributors.