The best rosé wines for summer 2022
Everything’s coming up rosé! delicious. wine writer Susy Atkins selects the best pink drinks for summer 2022. Read on for Susy’s expert selection of the best rosé wines for summer sipping, including the £5.99 Aldi bargain you NEED to nab.
The best still rosé wines
A pale copper-pink, this grenache-cinsault blend has a more citrus than red berry appeal, with oranges and dried orange peel at its heart and a peachy note. On the finish it’s dry and slightly salty – good with pork pâtés or rillettes. Available from Lea and Sandeman (£9.50 or £8.95 each for a 12 bottle case).
One of the best buys of the whole summer, a southwest French rosé that’s bursting with juicy cherries and red apple, finishing dry. It’s softer and easier than some more expensive Provence pinks. A bargain. Available from Aldi (£5.99).
Mirabeau’s pinks just get better and better – this one has a lovely creaminess with freshly picked strawberries. It’s dry but has wonderful depth of flavour; very classy. Chill it for prawns or langoustines. Available from The Co-op (£12).
The best sparkling rosé wines
Bright and lively Spanish fizz with the tang of red cherry drops and some red apple flavour too. It’s dry but not too dry, and would be a fine match for barbecued prawns and grilled peppers. Available from Marks & Spencer (£10).
Waitrose Rosé Champagne NV, France 12.5%
This bright, cerise-tinted champagne is made from 100% pinot noir and has relatively rich flavours of cranberry and fresh rhubarb with a hint of vanilla. It will stand up to cold meats and the half-bottle is perfect to take along on a picnic for two… Available from Waitrose (£28.99 for 37.5cl, down to £22.99 from 29 June to 12 July).
A decidedly superior pink prosecco from one year, with a good balance between slight sweetness and fresh, tangy red berries. Gorgeously frothy and vivacious party pop. Available from Sainsbury’s (£10).
The best non-alcoholic options
The complex and natural flavours created by the Salcombe Distilling Company are perfect here. There are savoury notes of pine and kelp, together with fruity ones of elderberries and sea buckthorn. It’s spenny, but since it’s best topped up one part to three parts tonic, a little goes a long way. Available from Amazon (£27.50 for 70cl).
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