As the weather warms up, there’s nothing better than a glass of crisp rosé – even if, right now, we're enjoying it in our back garden rather than the neighbourhood wine bar.
Provence in southern France is the biggest rosé-producing area in the world, with rosé wines making up almost 90% of the region’s production. Provence rosés are known for their pale, ballet-pump hue and light, dry style, and are perfect paired with seafood or a summer salad.
We’ve hand-picked a selection of top-rated Provence roses from IWSC 2019 to enjoy as we head into the warmer weather.
Strawberry mousse aromas, really inviting. The flavours are equally delicious, soft cherry and strawberry with a creamy freshness. It is really a grown-up rose though, lovely viscosity, mineral texture and bright acidity. Lip-smacking finish. Very moreish. 12.5%
Fresh and aromatic red fruit hits the nose first with peaces and custard. It is soft, bold and creamy with a rounded mouthfeel. This wine is all about the texture that is supported by just enough subtle aromatics and flavours to make it a very elegant and stylish example with a focus on the quality. The zesty strawberry edge keeps this beauty fresh. 13%
Cream-, red fruit- and citrus-driven nose and palate. Balanced, with perfumed and floral notes throughout. A pleasant and adequate finish. 13.5%
£16.39, All About Wine Limited
Elegant subtle and delicate with a charming, perfumed nose. It is inviting with soft floral notes and peach blossom aromas with tangerine and nectarines. The palate is harmonious with smooth orchard fruit and white peaches with a touch of honey melon and wild strawberries. It is an elegant rose with a silky texture and a nice refreshing finish. 12.5%
Great complexity and contrast between the red berry fruit, citrus and stone fruits on the nose and the palate. Easy drinking and refreshing, with a bit of rhubarb on the finish. 13.5%
£19.95, M Wine Store