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Full-bodied rosés: proud to be pink

Darker-coloured, fuller-bodied rosé styles may have slipped out of the spotlight, but they offer a useful combination of summery style and versatility in pairing with foods. Here are 25 top seasonal pink (some almost red) choices to explore.

Pale pink Provence rosés seem to be everywhere, but 20 years ago the majority of rosés on sale were relatively dark and full-bodied, and many of them lacked freshness and finesse. The evolution of rosé led to the rise of lighter, more elegant wines, along with the idea that the paler the rosé, the better the wine. True or not, this has had the effect of reducing the popularity of darker rosés.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 25 full-bodied rosés

Producers of these styles often have a long history of fuller-bodied rosés, and are today often fighting against the tide of international trends. The fightback has resulted in renewed pride in these historic styles and brought fresher, more modern interpretations of these wines, which are worth looking out for, despite the pressure for ‘paler is better’.

See tasting notes and scores for 25 full-bodied rosés

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