La Dame en Rose, Marks & Spencer
Grape: 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 15% Carignan, 5% Caladoc
Tastes like: A soft, sumptuous Provence-style wine, with delicate flavours of fresh red fruits and white blossoms.
Why it’s so great: This is a pale rosé exclusively blended by M&S rosé winemaker and expert Belinda Kleinig. It comes exclusively in a case of six, making it great for any summer parties you have planned – and it’s available in a sparkling version too.
Exquisite Collection Sud de France Rosé, Aldi
Grape: Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Syrah
Tastes like: This award-winning rosé has beautiful cherry and strawberry aromas, with clean and elegant red-fruit and citrus flavours.
Why it’s great: Made by Jean-Claude Mas – one of the most highly regarded winemakers in the Languedoc – this wine has a piercing fruit richness which makes it delightful on its own, or with light fish or salad dishes.
Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé, Marks & Spencer
Grape: 40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 5% Rolle, 5% Mourvèdre + Carignan
Tastes like: A light dry and fruity rose with red fruit and floral aromas.
Why it’s great: The good maturity of all the grape varieties featured in this bottle has allowed for the creation of a balanced and aromatic wine, thanks to the natural freshness of the climate they grow in. Again, this is a bottle that comes in a case of six, perfect for a BBQ. And this wine is essentially the taste of summer – a classic Provençal rosé which will go down a treat with seafood.
McGuigan Black Label Sparkling Rosé, Sainsbury’s
Grape: Rosé Grape Blend
Tastes like: A vibrant, fruity wine with refreshing strawberry flavours.
Why it’s great: If you like wine with a bit of heart, this one’s for you. McGuigan Wines was established to celebrate the culmination of three generations of wine-growing by the McGuigan family and today, Neil McGuigan is at the helm of the brand. With accolades including IWSC Winemaker of the Year in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016, buying a bottle of this is a great way to support family-run, local producers. Plus, it goes perfectly with smoked salmon or goat’s cheese.
Plow & Press Californian Shiraz Rosé, Aldi
Grape: Syrah blend
Tastes like: The cool fermentation of this wine in stainless steel tanks captures bright fruit flavours that unfold into a crisp, refreshing finish.
Why it’s great: The beautiful hue of this Plow and Press Shiraz Rosé is a result of a very gentle pressing process and limited juice-skin contact. This authentically crafted wine pairs beautifully with a wide variety of food and flavours, so is a great accompaniment to any dinner party.
Cune Rioja Rosado 2018, Co-Op
Tastes like: Aromas of red summer fruits and a palate reminiscent of summer pudding drizzled with cream.
Why it’s great: This pale dry rosé, made from Viura and Tempranillo, has a rich history. One of the first wineries of Rioja to bottle its own wines, Cune is situated in the traditional neighbourhood where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves. Wine expert Olly Smith says this bottle is “morish and magical” and recommends you try it with a seafood paella. Plus, it’s suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Reserve du Boulas Cotes de Rhone Rosé, Marks & Spencer
Grape: 85% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Cinsault, 5% Carignan
Tastes like: A fruity and refreshing French rosé with aromas of strawberries and summer fruits.
Why it’s great: This luscious wine is made predominantly from Grenache grapes grown on the gravelly slopes of the Rhône river. It’s a fruity and versatile rosé – perfect for a picnic.
Taste the Difference Bordeaux Rosé, Sainsbury’s
Tastes like: Dry and crisp with an invigorating palate of succulent red berries, fresh herbs and a refreshing finish.
Why it’s great: The winemaker, Les Vignerons de Tutiac, tend their vineyards with total respect for their natural environment producing the finest grapes. And with its rich, red berry flavour, this pale rosé demonstrates that Bordeaux can do far more than full-bodied reds.
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