As the temperatures soar, Ideal Wine Company lists the 10 best rosé wines to drink this season.
A glass of chilled rosé is the perfect accompaniment to warm sunny days and breezy summer nights, whether you’re planning open-air picnics or al fresco gatherings or simply having a leisurely time with or without company. We have curated a selection of 10 luxurious rosés – from renowned vineyards to hidden gems – that are sure to elevate your summer wine experience.
Whispering Angel Rosé (Price: £18)
Hailing from Côtes de Provence in France, the Château d’Esclans Whispering Angel boasts bright aromas of summer berries and citrus. Its light and crisp character, along with a long and dry finish, make it a must-try summer indulgence.
Domaines Ott By.Ott Rosé (Price: £25)
By.Ott Rosé, crafted by the esteemed Domaines Ott, is a true Provençal wine and among the best rosés in the world. The elegant blend in a bottle offers Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grapes, resulting in a fruity nose and full-bodied palate with citrus zest and sweet spices.
Château Minuty M de Minuty Rosé (Price: £18)
The ‘M’ range from Minuty is one of the original and finest examples of the popular pale pink rosé. With its intense aromas of tangy berries and tropical fruits, this pleasure wine delivers a vibrant and light palate filled with herbaceous notes and sun-drenched juiciness.
Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé (Price: £20)
Miraval, the estate co-owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, produces an impressive organic rosé from cinsault, grenache, syrah and vermentino grapes. This Côtes de Provence gem offers an aromatic bouquet of fresh strawberries, currants and roses, and zesty lemon, balanced by a natural acidity and saline minerality.
Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé (Price: £28)
Among Domaine Tempier’s authentic family-produced Bandol wines is an exceptional rosé that combines complexity with freshness. Crafted primarily from Mourvèdre grapes, this biodynamic rosé exhibits aromas of red fruits, spice, and floral notes and offers good potential for bottle ageing.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne (Price: £75)
This one is a quintessential special occasion champagne with an elegant rose gold colour and gourmet aromas of red berries and citrus. It blends Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir vinified as red wine, ending in a fresh finish with a hint of raspberry. One for the collectors guide.
Ruinart Rosé Champagne (Price: £60)
Ruinart Rosé is a blend of their signature chardonnay and pinot noir. Fresh and fruity with a refined structure, this luxury wine cuvée from the oldest Champagne house offers coral and rosewood hues, aromas of tropical fruits and floral essence, and hints of warm spices and peppermint.
Château d’Esclans Rock Angel Rosé (Price: £31)
Another Château d’Esclans product is the Rock Angel Rosé, more complex and structured than the Whispering Angel. Rich and racy with a creamy texture, this is a powerhouse rosé with lively red berries and floral notes and a Sancerre-like minerality.
Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rosé (Price: £35)
This Traditional Rosé showcases the rare Tibouren grape, known for producing earthy full-bodied rosé wines. The classic cuvée is aged for 12 months under fleurette, producing a wine with salmon-orange colour and mature aromas of peach, herbs, and spices.
Château Simone Palette Rosé (Price: £50)
This is a ruby-hued rosé from Winston Churchill’s favourite wine estate. With a delicate nose and fruity aromas (think crushed cherry, ripe plum, and wild strawberry) around a chalky core, this age-worthy fine wine uses a full blend of varietals like Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault.
Whether you prefer the delicate aromas of strawberries and citrus, the vibrant acidity of red berries, or the complexity of spice and floral notes, these luxurious wines are sure to please even the most discerning rosé enthusiasts. When buying wine on a website or from the market, select a good wine merchant or opt for sellers who offer a good quality product at a fair price.
Cheers to a summer filled with freshness and delight!