13 Of The Best Boxed Wines To Try

No longer an 80s relic, these days boxed wine can be elegant and delicious, plus it stays fresher for longer once open – ideal for anyone who only fancies a glass or two rather than an entire bottle. From SL favourites like Mirabeau to new British brands such as Laylo, here are 12 of the best.

Bijou Le Chic Pouch, France, £12.79

Pale, and with notes of wild strawberry and white flowers, this crisp wine offers up real summer fruit flavours in a lightweight, portable pouch. Made in the southern French style, this rosé is fruity, dry and not too sweet. The citrus notes of this wine make it an especially good match for Asian and Mediterranean dishes, such as miso aubergine and grilled fish.

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Mirabeau Belle Année, France, £27

This easy-drinking cuvée was introduced in 2020, and now it’s available in a bag-in-box format. Bright, yet pale in colour, with apricot tones, this rosé offers notes of grapefruit, orange peel, strawberry and roses. The Mirabeau team says this versatile wine pairs well with the likes of roast chicken salad, salmon and rocket bagels and a bowl of strawberries and cream, making it the ideal accompaniment to a picnic.

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Vi de Cada Dia Negre, Spain, £23.74

With notes of red fruit and pepper, this wine offers a full-bodied taste. A blend of monastrell, syrah, tempranillo and merlot grapes, this is a true Catalonian wine that offers a fresh and balanced finish on the palate. Fruity notes mean it will go with most foods, but it works especially well with roasted meat, grilled vegetables, eggs and rice.

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Drink Me Blanco Chardonnay, Spain, £19.29 

A smooth, pale white wine, this chardonnay has aromas of Mediterranean peaches and grapes, with a silky, fruity finish on the palate. A good all-rounder, this wine goes just as well with a carbonara as it would with roast chicken. It’s also great with tuna carpaccio or grilled white fish, and rice-based dishes – perfect for summer.

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Flor de Maig Negre, Spain, £18.85

Juicy, with medium acidity and oaky notes, this rich wine comes with plenty of tannins and structure. Expect rich chocolate and leather aromas from the blend of Spanish grapes. This pairs especially well with heartier dishes, such as roast vegetables, smoked meat and sausages – making it an ideal accompaniment to a BBQ.

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Atlantique Cabernet Franc Rosé, France, £19.99

Cabernet franc can be strong and full bodied, but when used in rosé, the notes of raspberry, strawberry and other summer berries keep things dry and refreshing. High acidity means this one is very pale in colour, which makes it a popular choice in the summer months. This crisp rosé goes really well with seafood, fruit, chicken and summery salads. 

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Phantom River Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, £14.75

Fresh and light, with notes of lemon and lime, this sauvignon blanc has great floral aromas, followed by crisp, concentrated flavours of tropical fruits and lime. Sauvignon blanc always is a popular choice for summer, and this wine is fresh, young and designed to be enjoyed cold and outdoors. Perfect with the likes of smoked salmon and caesar salads.

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Terre di Faiano Organic Rosso, £25.99 

Available at Waitrose, this red wine offers bold flavours, with notes of cherries, vanilla and chocolate. This organic, vegan-friendly wine come from Puglia and is made using negroamaro and grapes, which makes it a good match for roasted vegetables, such as red peppers, tomatoes and aubergine. It also wins point for arriving in a 100% recyclable tube.

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AOP Beaujolais Rosé, France, £31.50

This three-litre bag-in-a-box is a beaujolais rosé. Fuller than a Provence-style wine, this blend is still pale and dry, with plenty of notes of bright berry and blackcurrant fruit. Very easy to drink, this batch comes in a pretty harlequin-patterned cube and pairs well with salads, seafood, cold meats and puddings.

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Frentana Rosso, Italy, £57.50

This five-litre box of wine is ripe, full and fruity, and offers great structure and body. When it comes to taste, expect to find notes of plums and dark cherries that leave a dry peppery finish. Montepulciano grapes are well matched with roasts, steaks, lamb and cheese, making it a great choice for summer BBQs and picnics.

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Laylo, Spain, £34.99

New brand Laylo was created last year, when founders and former Naked Wines employees Laura and Laura decided to create a boxed wine that customers would be proud to have on their kitchen countertop. The first box was a summery tempranillo and was quickly followed by a sauvignon blanc. This red was designed to evoke lazy holidays in Spain, with a box that harks to the colourful tiles you’d find in tapas bars. Expect a fruity and smooth red, with a hint of oak, cherries and vanilla and goes really well with Mediterranean dishes.
 

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Raisins Gaulois, France, £72.95

This one might seem a little pricy, but at five litres, you should get 33 glasses out of it, making it a great choice for parties. While this red isn’t certified organic, it is a natural wine that has had minimal intervention. From the famous Lapierre estate, now run by founder Marcel's son and daughter, this wine is ideal for summertime drinking with a picnic. Fresh and balanced with great fruit notes, it’s best enjoyed slightly chilled.

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BIB Wine Bee Pink, France, £34.80

BIB Wine chooses wines from small independents that showcase the terroir of the vineyard and the talents of the winemaker. Of the collection, we love Justin Howard-Sneyd – the team’s wine selector’s – highly praised Bee Pink. Made with the help of Jean-Marc Lafage, one of France’s best rosé producers, this is made in the Provence style using grenache and syrah grapes. A very delicate pink colour with hints of raspberries, cranberry and pink grapefruit on the nose, this is wonderfully dry and goes really well with seafood, white meat, summer salads and charcuterie.
 
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