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​Make an Entrance with a Rosé Magnum

Forget the bog standard bottle of Sauvignon Blanc… If you really want to spoil your hosts at the next dinner party there’s only one thing you should be turning up with: a magnum of rosé.

Wow-worthy in both taste and appearance, we’ve edited down the best party-pieces to rock up to your next soirée with.

From SL’s favourite – the crisp and summery AIX – to the sparkling Bollinger Special Cuvée and the super-cool Made in Provence, there’s a bottle of pink big enough and bold enough for any occasion.

And the best part? They’re not even as expensive as you’d think. A Magnum of AIX, for example, will set you back a mere £19.99. Result.

 


Rosé 13 Magnum, £45 | Château Miraval
The second release from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Provencial estate, this rosé is grown on mineral-rich terroirs and offers a refreshing and light fruity taste. A versatile choice but best with Mediterranean fare.

Rosé 2014 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence 150cl Magnum, £19.99 | AIX
No doubt Coteaux d'Aix en Provence's attention-grabbing bottle will be a welcome star to any dinner party – but its unapologetically summery flavour is just as stunning. This award-winning rosé's delicately balanced palette of ripe, soft fruit is also a favourite of SL's editor, Georgie.

Brut Rosé Magnum, £92 | Ruinart Champagne 
If you favour a bit of fizz, plump for Ruinart's Brut Rosé – from the oldest established Champagne house - with notes of red currants and cherries and a complex nose that makes it a truly singular choice.
 
 

 


Magnum Prestige Rosé, £18.80 | Château Puech Haut
Don’t be fooled by the delicate pale pink hue of Château Puech Haut; its robust flavour – with peach and lychee notes – makes it the perfect ally to strong-flavoured mains like paella.  

Single Bottle Magnum, £30 | Château Richemont
A dry yet full-bodied rosé packed with blackcurrent, plum and summer berry flavours that demands food pairings just as bold (think spicy stir-fry or salmon in a potent green herb sauce).

Rosé Nv Magnum, £140 | Bollinger  
Autumnal notes of plum and cinnamon make this a decidedly spicy rosé champagne perfect for the transitional months. Match it with Asian dishes or 'meaty' seafood, like lobster and salmon.

 


Rosé 2014 Côtes De Provence, £25 | M De Minuty 
Grown on the glamorous St Tropez Peninsular on a vineyard virtually overlooking the Mediterranean, this rosé is quintessential of the local style, with a mix of citrus fruit and floral notes and a rounded flavour.

Rosé 2014, £23.40 | Château Peyrassol
With a tongue-tingling combination of strawberry and white pepper, it’s no surprise this bottle won Bronze at the Decanter Awards this year. A very dry rosé as drinkable on its own as it is with light plates of antipasti or charcuterie. 

Williams Chase Rosé 14, £31 | Chase
A match to grilled vegetables or a salad Niçoise, this wine epitomises the countryside of the South of France. Serve chilled and its lip-smacking mix of white peach and grapefruit will transport your straight to Provence. 

 


Premium Rosé Domaine Sainte Lucie, £44.50 | Made in Provence 
If the slick design of this rosé isn’t enough to wow your next hosts, then its delicate berry taste – which pairs perfectly with barbecued meats and salads – is sure to win them over.

Belle Epoque Rosé 06, £435 | Perrier Jouet
Feeling flush? Then blow the budget on this luxe bottle: aged for six years in the cellars of Perrier-Jouët and adorned with a hand-painted flower design that was created in 1902 by Emile Gallé, one of the greatest figures of the Art Nouveau movement.

Sparkling Rosé NV, £40 | Réserve de Sours 
If your soirée dictates a high-quality sparkler, then Rosé NV fits the bill. A delicious alternative to Champagne, it makes for the perfect pink aperitif. 
 
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