9 rosés to try before you die

14th August, 2017 by Patrick Schmitt

Few drinks deliver as much immediate refreshment as great rosé, and we’ve rounded up nine labels that all pink wine lovers must try before they die.

The nine rosés that feature come from a range of regions, but several are from Provence – you probably won’t be surprised to learn

Over the following pages we have selected the top-scoring wines from our Global Rosé Masters 2017 – highlighting the quality available whatever the price point.

Each of these wines has achieved a Silver medal or higher in the competition, which is highly impressive considering the rigorous nature of our judging process and the exacting palates of our judges – who are listed below.

The nine rosés that feature come from a range of regions, but all of them are from Europe and, you probably won’t be surprised to learn, the majority are from France, with several from Provence in particular.

Each of these wines has been judged blind, allowing our experts to asses them purely for quality without prejudice about their brand.

The rosés were tasted over the course of one day at Bumpkin in London’s South Kensington on 17 May.

While this is just a selection of the top-performers, you can see all the medal-winners in The Drinks Business Rosé Masters by clicking here.

And for those on a budget, you can see our list of ten brilliant rosés that won’t break the bank by clicking here.

Meanwhile, the best of the best can be seen over the following pages.

The judges in the Global Rosé Masters 2017: Top row (left to right) • Patrick Schmitt MW, editor-in-chief, The Drinks Business • Antony Moss MW, director of strategic planning, WSET • Jonathan Pedley MW, wine lecturer and consultant • Christine Parkinson, group head of wine, The Hakkasan Group • Clive Barlow MW, wine trainer and consultant • Clément Robert MS, group head sommelier and wine buyer, 28º-50º Bottom row (left to right) • Elizabeth Gabay MW, wine writer, Provençal rosé specialist • Dee Blackstock MW, wine buyer and consultant • Beverly Blanning MW, wine writer and lecturer • Patricia Stefanowicz MW, wine educator and consultant

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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