Ten of the world’s best rosés

8. Pla dels Angels

Pla-dels-àngels-e1461147616457Producer: Scala Dei
Region: Priorat
Country: Spain
Vintage: 2015
Sugar content: bone dry (1.48 g/l)
Abv: 14.5%
Grape varieties: 100% Grenache
Closure: cork
Price: £16
Rosé Masters medal: Gold

It should perhaps come as no surprise that old vine Grenache from one of Spain’s top terroirs, Priorat, should produce such delicious red-berry scented rosé. However, this wine is an odditiy because the majority of Priorat’s grapes go into dense, age-worthy reds. Thankfully, the area’s oldest producer, Scala Dei, chose to reserve some of its prized fruit to make this rosado, which is like drinking strawberries wrapped in silk. But beware, it is quite alcoholic.

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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