9 rosés to try before you die

4. Château d’Esclans Les Clans, 2015

The style: Dry, barrel-aged rosé
The medal: Gold
The price: Approx £35
The sugar content: 1g/l
The ABV: 13%
The closure: Natural cork
The producer: Château d’Esclans
The source: Provence, France
The grapes: Grenache, Vermentino
The taste: The younger brother of Garrus – the range-topping rosé from Château d’Esclans – Les Clans delivers a little less toasty oak and complexity, but a bit more colour than its pricier older sibling. Nevertheless, relative to Garrus, Les Clans appears good value, with some its creamy oak and warming red berry fruit at half the cost. Les Clans also has an appealing sweet and sour lemon curd character. While it is delicious on its own, it could happily complement white meat or fish-based dishes.

3 Responses to “9 rosés to try before you die”

  1. Chris T says:

    A nice cold pint of real ale is much more immediate refreshment than any rosé

  2. Gordon S says:

    Some of these rosé wines sound lovely. Rosé wines seem quite popular at the moment and the average quality has seems to have improved. I was a bit disappointed to see that nearly all those presented come from France and none from Italy. I have tasted some fabulous Italian rosés ….. at fairly approachable prices.

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