Ten of the world’s best rosés

1. Garrus

GarrusProducer: Château d’Esclans
Region: Provence
Country: France
Vintage: 2014
Sugar content: dry (2 g/l)
Abv: 14%
Grape varieties: Grenache / Vermentino
Closure: natural cork
Price: £70-80
Rosé Masters medal: Master

Like a great gymnast, this barely pink rosé has power and finesse. Using ripe, red fruit from 80-year-old vines, and barrel fermentation, the wine has plenty of berry flavour and a smoky, toasty creamy character too. But the use of free-run juice and temperature control ensures it also has a delicacy, with a light smooth mouthfeel and a long refreshing finish. This is an extraordinary wine that could be quaffed under the Provençal sun or sipped appreciatively with food. There is no more versatile rosé (nor more expensive…).

5 Responses to “Ten of the world’s best rosés”

  1. tom mccarthy says:

    You might be surprised to know that one of the biggest export markets for South African rosé wine is ……. France. That’s right, France. Where does it all go? Can you buy bottles in your local Intermarche? No you can’t. The reason? It’s inside of those bottles labelled as ‘French’ rosé wine. Santé! mes amies.

  2. Chester Grucza says:

    Pretty sure, that Minuit Rose is owned by Chateau d’Astros, not d’Escarelle? Very surprised not to find any Bandol wines, I must say.

    • Minuit Rose isn’t owned by Château d’Astros nor Château de l’Escarelle – it’s a privately held brand and its supplier varies between these 2 vineyards (as they have a very similar taste & specs) according to markets.

  3. Bob plantenberg says:

    More like best french rose, but 1 good Italian did get in. Missed Montes cherub rose and a bunch of good usa rose.

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