The Ten Best Rosés

Let's drink to our choice of rosé wines
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Albinea Canali Rosato Frizzante - £5.99

A mouthful of lightly sparkling red berries from Italy’s Veneto region. At just 11 per cent alcohol and at a price that won’t break the bank, this is the perfect wine for a party.

www.laithwaites.co.uk; 0870 066 5689

Château Cazal Viel - £6.49

Big, bold flavours here in a stunning rosé from the Languedoc, made from old syrah, grenache and cinsault vines. It’s a perfect partner for serious fish dishes or barbecued pork.

www.majestic.co.uk; 0845 605 6767

Stella Organics Shiraz Rosé - £4.99

Fairtrade and organic, a full-bodied and fruity rosé at a bargain price from one of the best co-operatives in South Africa, and which is much deserving of our support. The ducks that keep the vineyards free of snails are pictured on the label.

www.asda.co.uk; 0845 300 1111

Clover Hill Brut - £16.99

From Pipers River, Tasmania, but it could just as easily be a European sparkler. Made with pinot noir grapes, it’s a lovely salmon-pink and is packed with delicate fruit flavours.

www.oddbins.com; 0800 328 2323

Calderona Rosada 2006 - £5.75

Medium-bodied and well balanced, a strawberries- and-creamflavoured temperillo rosada. One to sip with seafood tapas on a sunny terrace.

www.laymontshaw.co.uk; 01872 270 545

Ridgeview Merret Fitzrovia - £19

Made on the Sussex downs, using traditional Champagne grapes and methods, this stunning, sophisticated wine demonstrates how English producers canmatch anything the French can do. Perfect for summer celebrations.

www.ridgeview.co.uk; 0845 345 7292

Domaine Clavel Mescladis - £5.95

Typical Southern French pink from a highly regarded producer of red wines based in the Coteaux Du Languedoc just outsideMontpellier. Drink with Mediteranean foods and taste the vine-covered hillsides in every glass.

www.thewinesociety.com; 01438 737700

Vinha da Urze 2007 - £5.99

Forget the cliché of Mateus Rosé – which gave pink wines their bad reputation decades ago – this is the real Portugese deal. Made from Touriga Nacional, one of the principal port grapes, it is a wonderfully refreshing elegant rosé at a great price.

www.marksandspencer.com; 0845 302 1234

Château Cavalier - £7.99

A Provençal rosé, light pink and a blend of seven grape varieties. Lovely fruit flavours are underpinned with a bracing acidity making it a wonderful accompaniment to bouillabaisse or other garlicky fish dishes.

www.oddbins.com; 0800 328 2323

Kirribilly Selection Old Vine 2007 - £6.99

Big and bold wine from the Clare Valley of South Australia, this has a great colour and robust fruit flavours, but has a nice, crisp finish. An excellent rosé for drinking with full-flavoured summer foods like barbecued chicken.

www.averys.com; 0845 863 0995









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