Rosé has gone from peripheral fancy to an essential element of a wine lover's repertoire in the past few years. Here's five to seek out and enjoy this summer.
Decanter’s Tasting team recommend five value rosés from around the world to enjoy this summer, from Provence to Argentina via Cornwall in the UK.
Great value rosé wines:
Attractive nose with pear drops, crunchy red fruit and some floral elements. Palate is crisp and shows pomegranate and cranberry notes.
Founded in the early 1900s, Cavalchina is an important producer in the area of Custoza. In the 1960s they made the pioneering decision to stop selling their white as 'Soave' and instead promote it as 'Bianco di Custoza'. This rosé is made from a similar blend to what you might…
Delicate red fruit aromas with a touch of spice. This is quite light in the mouth, with acidity complementing the hints of creaminess and sweet spice. Refreshing and easy drinking.
Bandol is the most prestigious of all Provence rosés. The vast number of sunshine hours and proximity to the Mediterranean means they have concentration and definition, making them prime candidates for a small amount of ageing - not something you would usually consider with rosé! This example has typical peppery…
This is a full bodied, in your face rosé from Mendoza-grown Malbec grown at various altitudes up to 1,000 metres. It has a red fruit and black cherry nose, and a bold palate of black cherry, cream and red fruit. The finish is juicy and loaded with sweet spice.