10 brilliant rosés that won’t break the bank

9. Kavaklidere Leyla Rosé, 2016

The style: Off-dry rosé

The medal: Gold

The price: Approx. £9

The sugar content: 12g/l

The producer: Kavaklidere

The source: Aegean, Turkey

The grapes: 100% Çal Karasi

The taste: With the pink wine market dominated by labels from Provence, it’s wonderful to unearth something from a different location that offers both quality and a distinctive taste. Hailing from Turkey, the Leyla Rosé is made using the native Çal Karasi grape – which is particularly suited to making pink wine, as the variety produces sweet strawberry-scented wines with a bright acidity. Containing some residual sugar, this rosé isn’t bone dry, but the freshness of the Çal Karasi grape ensures the wine has a crisp, mouth-watering finish. A great option for spicy food, such a Thai salads.

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