The popularity of Rosé wine continually grows throughout the world and the creation of new, refreshing and innovative flavours makes this area of the wine industry perhaps the most exciting for summer 2016. The variety of tastes, subtlety and accompaniments makes Rosé wine one of the most versatile tipples available. France is leading the way in producing, creating and marketing some of the finest Rosé wine that the world has to offer. With exceptional vineyards, ideal climates and an inherent knowledge and passion for production, the French are at the forefront of passion for this continually championed drink. Below are 6 of the best Rosé wines to consume this summer.
For wine lovers who are intrigued about the contents of their glass, this highly flavoured, light and invigorating wine makes for an excellent accompaniment to seafood dishes. The Chateau Gassier is a marriage of exquisite flavours, with hints of florals and herbs, making it an interesting yet uncomplicated choice. The soul of the wine is grenache and this welcome taste is unmistakable but complemented by the innovative and light additions.
Chateau Grande Cassagne 2015
For those who enjoy a fruity wine, this Rosé is sure to please. Packed with the flavours of rich summer fruits, this is a drink that oozes summer in its taste, scent and appearance. At 60% grenache and 40% syrah, this is an uncomplicated and reliable Rosé that works splendidly alone or alongside a host of edible companions, namely chicken, fish and desserts.
The Chateau La Noblesse 2015 is an exquisite wine that commands attention and demonstrates the skill of Provincial wine making with every sip.The intense flavours that are packed into the wine make it a complex yet understated drink. With the tang, refreshment and variety of fruits, this wine can readily be enjoyed with a host of accompaniments.
This inexpensive and dark Rosé is vibrant, memorable and deep.This is a hearty wine that verges closer to a red than white and is entirely suitable for red meat dishes. Easy to drink, magnificent to compliment a meal and produced with an abundance of flavour, the Mas Carlot Rosé Tradition is a wine that is sure to satisfy and impress.
L’Excellence 2015 is an excitingly elegant wine that is popular with wide range of appreciative drinkers. The delicious wine is sumptuous, hearty and strong. The tastes of the Mediterranean are unmistakable and the depth of flavours make is bold enough to be an excellent companion to the most flavoursome of dishes.
Situated in the mid Var region of Carnoules. The story of the Domaine du Grand Cros is an interesting one. Like many before them, Canadian couple Jane and Hugh Faulkner fell in love with Provence and decided to buy the estate. The estate underwent a revamp in 1999 and is now run by their son Julian, who also grew up in Canada and studied wine making in Bordeaux. Domaine du Grand Cros is renowned for producing excellent, award-winning rosé, red and white wines in what is a highly competitive region, particularly in terms of rosé.
Despite being the better part of 1,000 kilometres away from the Champagne region, the vineyard also produces superb sparkling pink wine, a category that is regularly overlooked when discussing wines produced in the Var. Along with the Domaine du Grand Cros wines made on the estate, Julian also produces a separate range called Jules Wines. Sourced from both the family vineyard and other producers around France, Jules Wines works towards a particular manifesto; to provide good quality wines that you do not have to break the bank to buy.
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