Bring summer to the table with this exceptional range of award-winning rosés from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016. For picnics, parties or simple indulgence these 10 winners will delight and refresh the palate - all for under £20...

DWWA 2016: Award winning rosé wines

Château Canadel, Bandol 2015 (Platinum Best in Show)Château Canadel, Bandol 2015

Points: 96/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Pale orange-pink. A touch meaty here, thanks to the Mourvedre. A good, clean nose with fresh summer fruits and Provençal herbs. Lively, graceful and dappled. On the palate, a much subtler wine than the aromas suggested. Choice, fleshy, textured and rich. Super stuff.

Price: UK – £15.46 A&B Vintners

 

 

Pure Provence, Côtes de Provence 2015 (Platinum Best in Show)

Pure Provence, Côtes de Provence 2015Points: 96/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Ah! Suddenly a grain and a softness and a cream in here. Classy, pure aromas. Concentrated, rich, vivid, sumptuous and deep flavours. A lovely subtle mouthful of high quality rose fruit. Wonderful volume and poise in the mouth, with a great tide of almond richness carrying the soft cherry fruit.

Price: UK – £8.99 Wine Rack

 

Château d’Aqueria, Tavel 2015 (Platinum)

Château d'Aqueria, Tavel 2015

Points: 95/100

Region: Rhône, France

Tasting Notes: The bouquet is shapely with red fruits and garrigue herbs. The palate extends well with modest berry fruit, strawberry and red cherry at its heart. There is a mineral clarity and a firm acidity which ensures an intense finish. This is a well made wine with classic terrior and style.

Price: UK – £16.25 – £16.90 Eton Vintners, The Sampler. US – $16.99 The Wine Buyer

 

Château Coussin, César â Sumeire, Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire 2015 (Gold Award)César à Sumeire rosé

Points: 96/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Subtle, pale steel pink. Sweet, fresh, lively, graceful and elegant with intense aromas of deep fruits. Long, poised, refined and fine-drawn, with lovely complex secondary notes and an aftertaste of thyme. Full of charm. An outstanding Sainte Victoire. Bravo.  

Price: UK – £25 Oddbins 

Château de Berne, Côtes de Provence 2015 (Gold Award)Château de Berne, Côtes de Provence 2015

Points: 95/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Creamy, nutty, floating, soft and smooth. Fine work here. Vivid and lively with salty edges. Fresh, juicy and yet mouth filling too. A lovely dappled and complex Provence pink. Classy, mellow and succulent, yet with fresh, lifted acid edges too. Outstanding.

Price: UK – £13.99 Majestic (2014)

Château de Peyrassol, Côtes de Provence 2015 (Gold Award)Château de Peyrassol, Côtes de Provence 2015

Points: 95/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Elegant, light and lively scents of greengage and a little onion. Fresh and zingy with subtle floral, pineapple, white peach and piney flavours. Round, pure, long, diverting, with graceful light cherry fruit and a creamy touch. Very classical, a very attractive rose.

Price: UK – £15.66 Vinatis 

 

Château Sainte Marguerite, Cuvée Symphonie, Côtes de Provence La Londe 2015 (Gold Award)Château Sainte Marguerite, Cuvée Symphonie, Côtes de Provence La Londe 2015

Points: 95/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Pale yellow-pink. Compellingly good haunting, nutty, marrowy scents as well as floral. Lush, full, soft and generous on the palate. Lean and tight with nice fruit and a delicate, long finish. A very good, scented rose.

Price: UK – £19.95 Great Western Wine

Domaine Ray-Jane, Bandol 2015 (Gold Award)Domaine Ray-Jane, Bandol 2015

Points: 97/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Pale with a touch of orange. The larger helping of Grenache gives this wine a rounded red-fruit note. On the palate it is full, very rounded, lots of strawberry red fruits, vinous and creamy to finish. Very good, utterly delicious with lingering ripe fruits.

Price: UK – £18 Raeburn

Marisco Vineyards, The Ned Pinot Rosé 2015 (Silver Award)Marisco Vineyards, The Ned Pinot Rosé, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2015

Points: 91/100

Region:  Marlborough, New Zealand

Tasting Notes: Clean, lifted and spicy/ floral notes on nose. The palate is pretty and fresh with a lifted berry fruit and fresh crunchy rhubarb and a hint of rose hop. Very sensitively made.

Price:  UK – £10.99 Majestic, Home Delivery Wine

Château la Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, Côtes de Provence 2015 (Silver Award)Château la Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, Côtes de Provence, Provence, France, 2015

Points: 93/100

Region: Provence, France

Tasting Notes: Fresh, sweet, warm, elegant and fine. A very pretty weave of red and pink fruit scents. Bright and lively lemon and mineral flavours, medium body and freshness. A cascade of excitement and zest.

Price: UK – £9.70 – £12.70 Ocado, Soho Wines