Rosé season is among us (whether the British summer is here or not!) There are very few wines that can instantly transport us into that heady, care-free, and jubilant summer state than a bottle of perfectly chilled, delicious Rosé. The abundance of choice on offer demonstrates the strength of popularity in our pink pal. Whether you are enjoying a glass with friends, in the garden as an aperitif, or at a BBQ, it’s perfect for just about any wine-drinking scenario. Here are our top summer Rosé wines from the continent that you will find hard to put down!
If you like your Rosé pale & dry in the classic Provence style, then we have some excellent varieties.
Belles du Sud Rosé – Belles du Sud is a blend of Cinsault and Grenache gris, epitomising the south of France Rosé style. Beautiful pale pink colour and a real feeling of lightness. You will pick up floral with slight spicy notes on the nose, whilst the taste is refreshing with hints of exotic fruit and grapefruit. Perfectly balanced with a very subtle finish. Its crowd-pleasing elegance is perfect for summer socialising and livening up modern cuisine. The unique bottle design is the result of a collaboration between Domaines Auriol’s Château Ciceron and “Nach”, a brand of contemporary jewellery based in Toulouse, France.
French Bulldog Rosé – This playful rosé is floral, delicate, and complex. Expect floral and fruity aromas of strawberry, with slightly spicy red fruits flavours. French Bulldog’s vineyards are planted on gentle well-drained hillsides, located 30km from the Mediterranean Sea. A dry, windy, and sunny climate creates this beautiful and aromatic wine. Based on a cheerful French Bulldog, this rosé is made for savouring during the long evenings with friends.
Amicone Rosé – Moving across to Italy, we have a multi award-winning rosé that tastes like a summer day in Venice. Amicone Rosé is pale pink in colour with delicate notes of citrus, white flowers and summer fruits on the nose. It’s 100% Pinot Grigio grape has a Smooth and refreshing feel with well-balanced acidity and freshness. It pairs perfectly with light appetisers, fish, white meat – Al Fresco of course!
Prefer a slightly fruitier full-bodied Rosé?
Masso Antico Primitivo Rosé – This lovely fruity Rosé is made from 100% Primitivo grape (also known as Zinfandel), direct from Masso Antico in sun-kissed Southern Italy. This Salmon-pink deliciousness is a symphony of summer aromas such as strawberry, passion fruit, watermelon, and orange. Its taste is full-bodied fruitiness, with refreshing acidity. This Rosé is meant to be enjoyed with a classic style Pizza in the Italian Riviera, or by the paddling pool if you can’t quite get there.
Don’t forget to bring the bubbles!
Bacio della Luna Prosecco Rosé DOC – Whether you’re celebrating or simply love the light, refreshing taste of Prosecco, then you must try this delicious crowd-pleasing Prosecco Rosé. Before the sparkling process, a portion of Pinot Noir is added, which gives a lovely pale rosé colour and light red fruit taste. This creates gentle bubbles, with delicate rose petal and strawberry tasting notes. Bacio della Luna means ‘kiss of the moon’. The winery is run by a passionate team, within the heart of the Prosecco Superiore vineyards.
Bonnet Launois Champagne Brut Rosé – If you’re looking to add some real sparkle to your summer plans, then let’s toast with Champagne. From the heart of the Champagne region, Bonnet Launois Champagne Brut Rosé is aged for a minimum of 30 months to give it complexity and a greater depth of flavour. Very fruity nose reminiscent of strawberries and hints of toasty brioche. Dry, with ripe red fruit flavours on the palate which are in great balance with the acidity. This Champagne Brut Rosé is perfect for celebrating any occasion.
Whatever your style of Rosé, give some of our favourites a try this summer and discover your own bottle of pink perfection. SHOP NOW