Ten of the world’s best rosés

6 Minuit Rose – Vendanges Nocturnes

12715492_1119319628091591_9159143478565120250_nProducer: Château d’Escarelle
Region: Provence
Country: France
Vintage: 2015
Sugar content: bone dry (0.6 g/l)
Abv: 12.5%
Grape varieties: Grenache / Mouvedre / Cinsault
Closure: cork
Price: £13
Rosé Masters medal: Master

Taking its name from Château d’Escarelle’s decision to harvest during the night when air temperatures are lower, this is a lovely, delicate, and bright rosé. Brimming with red berry fruit, a touch of peach, it also benefits from a creamy texture, and a bone dry and fresh finish. It’s a textbook rosé at an accessible price, which is why it gained the ultimate accolade of Master in this year’s Global Rosé Masters.

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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