The world's ten best rosé wines
2. Tavel Prieuré De Montézargues 2010
A very aromatic nose, filled with roses and raspberry, creating a rounded fruit texture.
Price: £12.80, thormanhunt.co.uk
1. Nannette's English 2009
A dry palate with a crispy opal fruit acidity balanced by a touch of sugar. This award-winning wine is rich with summer-pudding flavours.
Price: £14.99, bibendum.co.uk
3. Croft NV Pink
Attractive floral notes underline the pungent, aromatic raspberry fruit aromas of this pink fortified rosé. The palate is full of deliciously ripe cherry flavours with nuances of honey and grapefruit.
Price: £10.49, sainsburys.co.uk
4. Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2010
Fresh with great definition, texture and flavour, this wine has aromas of exotic fruits and flavours of peach and fresh ginger. Drink with spicy food and oriental dishes.
Price: £14.99, stevensgarnier.co.uk
5. Domaine Du Jas D'Esclans 2010
This salmon pink rosé is elegant and refined with a cranberry and red cherry flavour. Great for Saturday afternoon supping.
Price: £7.19, vintageroots.co.uk
6. AOC Côteaux Varois Bastide de Trians 2010
With an abundance of white peach and strawberry, this light salmon-coloured wine has a fruity and dry finish which makes it great served with fish.
Price: £8.95, thevinter.com
7. Massaya Rosé Bekaa Valley 2010
Has a beautiful strawberry hue with aromatic notes reminiscent of raspberries, stone fruit and subtle spices. Elegant and round on the palate, its graceful acidity gives a bright, crisp finish.
Price: £10.25, thormanhunt.co.uk
8. Chateau de Caraguilhes 2010
This organic rosé, a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes from Corbières, has fresh, wild strawberry fruit backed up by a clean, crisp finish.
Price: £9.99, johnlewis.com
9. Bonterra Organic 2009-10
A sophisticated, dry rosé with Zinfandel, Carignan and Grenache in the blend. A mix of fresh strawberry and floral aromas, paired with a palate full of red berry flavours makes this juicy wine a great aperitif.
Price: £10.99, waitrose.com
10. Gran Feudo Edicion Rosado 2009
Mainly redcurrant and strawberry notes with citrus scents, it has an intense and complex nose being vibrant and fruity. Long and dry finish with a mineral and floral aftertaste.
Price: £11, wine-studio.co.uk
Summer, if we get one, is the perfect time for a chilled glass of the pink stuff, so here’s our pick of the finest current vintage of rosés from around the world.
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