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.


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Great value rosé wines:

Cavalchina, Bardolino, Chiaretto, Veneto, Italy, 2016

Cavalchina, Bardolino, Chiaretto, Veneto, Italy, 2016

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…

Points 89
Famille Negrel, Bandol, La Petite Reine, Provence, 2016

Famille Negrel, Bandol, La Petite Reine, Provence, 2016

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…

Points 89
Santa Julia, Plus Malbec Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016

Santa Julia, Plus Malbec Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016

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.

Points 88

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