Having a hard time picking the right wine to serve this summer? The verdict is in: Rosé is all the rage, and the ELLE Gourmet team has a bottle of wine for every palate (and budget). Get the glasses out – these are our experts’ favourite rosé wines for summer 2023.
Freixenet Rosé IGT
This glittery, faceted bottle from Freixenet makes a glamorous (and affordable) gift all on its own, but versatile wine within – a fresh and sip-able rosé of delicate perfume and berry notes – ensures the whole pretty package will please.
Queen of Hearts Rosé 2021
This pale pink Grenache rosé from Curtis Family Vineyards in south Australia’s renowned Mclaren Vale wine region is a dry and crisp. Lifted aromas of raspberry, strawberry and citrus are perfect for summer.
Rosehall Run Pixie Sparkling Rosé VQA
Silver Swallow Luxury Kombucha Rosé
Ottawa-based brand Silver Swallow uses Japanese kamairicha tea (a green tea made by pan-frying the leaves) and organic kombucha to create this delightful non-alcoholic sparkler, which has notes of strawberry, brioche, chestnut and matcha.
Château la Tour de L’Évêque Rosé Côtes de Provence
Organically farmed and hand-harvested, this lively rosé is an upbeat blend – Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Semillon, Mouvèdre – that delights all year round. Its berry and citrus, rosy glow and affordable price tag will impress.
Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé
This sparkling rosé is made by the Leitz vineyard, a 200-year-old site in the German Rheingau region. It uses the same elegant and fruity Pinot Noir grapes for both its alcohol-free wine as its traditional Pinot Noir. Even after de-alcoholization, the Eins Swei Zero bubbly retains the grape’s refined character and flavours.
Sogrape Mateus Rosé
With their iconic flask-shaped bottles and long-running reputation for making flavourful and accessible rosés, Mateus is an icon in the world of pink wine. Mateus Rosé has floral, red currant and lightly yeasty aromas with a light sparkle.
The Tragically Hip Flamenco Rosé 2021
The creation of this fresh and fruity rosé was inspired by the lyrics of The Tragically Hip’s song ‘Flamenco’ (Hip lovers will know the song from ‘Trouble at the Henhouse’). Strawberry and cherry flavours pair perfectly with cheese and charcuterie.
Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato
Susucaru Rosato is a deep-coloured rosé made from a blend of Malvasia, Moscadella, Insolia and Nerello Mascalese. The result is a bright, light-bodied natural wine with a volcanic minerality and notes of sour cherry and spices.
Strohmeier Schilcher Frizzante
Schilcher is a style of rosé wine strictly produced in the Styrian region. This sparkling natural wine is made from the local Blauer Wildbacher using the traditional méthode champenoise, resulting in a racy summer wine with a sharp minerality.