Wines of the week: Three rosés for refreshing, high-summer drinking

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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From New Zealand

Esk Valley Rosé 2014

This blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Hawkes Bay delivers a really full-bodied rosé. Luscious but dry, with strawberry-fruit freshness and a kick of spice. Would go well with lighter barbecue foods, such as grilled devilled chicken. £9.99 (each for two bottles; normally £11.99), nzhouseofwine.co.uk; £10, woodwinters.com

From Chile

Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Reserva 2014

Produced by the reliable Torres concern. Amazing citrus-tinged floral flavours of violets and lavender, but bracingly mineral and palate-tingling: for cutting through grilled halloumi or goat's cheese salads. £7.99, robertsandspeight.co.uk; £8.95, tanners-wines.co.uk

From Spain

Ramon Bilbao Rosado 2014

The lightest and subtlest of the three. Hailing from Haro in Rioja, but made from Garnacha rather than Tempranillo, lean, elegant and herb-scented, with crisp flavours of citrus and some red fruits. For tapas such as tomato bread with jamon or spicy seafood dishes such as mussels, potato and chorizo. £9.95, nywines.co.uk; £9.99, essentiallywine.com

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