INTERNATIONAL Rose Day takes place on Saturday, 12 June, and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate here are some of our top picks.
From the best deals, to our favourite tipples on the market, here’s everything you need to know.
Whether you are a fan of a Pinot Grigio Blush, fancy a Cotes de Provence, or are in the market for some pink fizz, these are the bottles going in our basket in time for the weekend.
It’s no secret that Rose has had a return to form in recent months, with it becoming the tipple of choice, and shades of the pale pink wine filling our Instragram feeds too.
The Face of Aldi’s Wine School, Sam Caporn has shared how to find a good rose, saying: “As with red and white wines, the depth of colour of a rosé offers a good indication as to what the style of the wine is likely to be.
“Pale pink Provence and Provence-style rosés at the lighter end of the pink colour spectrum are generally quite delicate with fresh acidity and crunchy fruit, whereas rosés that are deeper in hue will have a juicier red berry fruit profile and more flavour.
“But shoppers shouldn’t be put off by rosé that is deeper in colour – in fact, some of my favourites are darker in colour.
“There is a ‘pantone’ pink for every kind of picnic, BBQ or gathering you have planned for this Spring and Summer, so just remember that a lighter pink might be great with a salad, but more robust rosés are fantastic with more flavourful food.
“For something in between; opt for a bottle from the New World such as an off-dry style from California, or a Bordeaux rosé which will have a bit more weight and ‘bite’”.
Still not sure where to start? Here’s what we’re picking up.
Aldi Specially Selected Ventoux Rosé
This pale pink is “summer in a bottle; a lively and fresh rosé with subtle aromas of fruits and flowers”. A vegan friendly wine, it’s the perfect balance of sweet, sour and salt.
- Specially Selected Ventoux Rosé,£7.99, Aldi – click here
Provence Rose Six from Laithwaites
Why get one when you can get six?
As Laithwaites say “There’s rosé – and then there’s seriously smart Provence rosé”, and this box of six is great value and sure to be a hit with rose fans.
With six gorgeous summer ready pale pinks from independent, award winning vineyards you’re in for a treat.
It was £83.44, but has been reduced to £59.94, so snap it up quick.
- Provence Rose Six, £59.94, Laithwaites – click here
Planning a picnic? Hun Wine is the perfect choice.
With six cans priced at £15, Hun Wine is Provence style from the heart of South Africa.
Each can is 250ml, and is vegan and fairtrade; plus the metal cans will keep cooler in your picnic basket for longer.
You’ve probably seen this all over your Instagram.
The classic Côtes de Provence rosé has legions of fans thanks to its light, delicate taste, but it doesn’t come cheap.
Luckily it’s on offer at Waitrose, and is currently £15.99, down from £18.
- Whispering Angel, £15.99, Waitrose – buy here
Kylie Minogue Rose Wine
Did you know Kylie has her own range of wines? Well, she does and they are great.
Her pale pink rose is a steal at £9, and is “delicate and fruity with alluring aromas of crisp summer berries and blossom.”
“Made from perfectly ripe, sun-drenched grapes from south facing vineyards, this French rosé is delicious on its own or pairs beautifully with salads and seafood.”
- Kylie Minogue Rose Wine 75Cl, £9, Tesco – buy here
Miraval Rosé 2020 Côtes de Provence
Miravel is made on the estate purchased by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Just like it’s owners, it’s a glamourous drink with “a fresh, elegant rosé, with flavours of redcurrant and citrus, mineral and saline notes and a long, intense finish.”
It’s currently on offer at The Bottle Club for £13.90.
- Miraval Rosé 2020 Côtes de Provence, from £13.90, The Bottle Club – buy here
Rose All Day Wine Case
Another cracking case deal, this one is from The Bottle Club.
Available for £78.99, the case includes two of The Palm Rose by Whispering Angel, two of Fleur de Mer Provence Rose and Quinta Do Portal Rose.
It’s perfect for celebrating or stocking up for the summer.
- Rose All Day Wine Case, £78.99 – buy here
Sainsbury’s Côtes De Provence Rosé, Taste the Difference
This affordable supermarket favourite is part of their Taste the Difference range.
Available from Sainsburys for £9.75, it’s a great option to pick up with your weekly shop.
One review calls it “utterly delicious”, saying: ” It has a very delicate, beautifully crisp fruity flavour which is extremely moreish. Enjoy it ice cold with a light supper in the spring and summer months, you will not be disappointed.”
- Côtes De Provence Rosé, Taste the Difference 75cl, £9.75, Sainsburys – buy here
Marks and Spencer’s Prosecco Rose is one of our favourites, and is perfect for warmer weather.
It’s a gorgeous tasting pink prosecco that we can’t get enough of it.
You can buy it on it’s own for £10, or is £60 for a case.
Prosecco Rosé, from £10, Marks and Spencer – buy here
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