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The 10 Best Rosé Wines From Around The World

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Rosé your way around the world with these 10 must-try sophisticated drops!

Rosés were made for summer soirees in the park. Well, we cannot confirm that officially, but that’s how we treat them! Plant yourself in the middle of a park – preferably by a lake or river – and sip over a picnic spread of nibbles.

And if that doesn’t sound divine, now with summer rushing forward, it’s the perfect time to consider a picnic with a bottle of rosé – just make sure you have these 10 picnic essentials ready to go!

To get you ready, we’ve scoured the globe and plucked out the 10 best rosé wines from around the world. From well-respected wine regions like Provence in France, to severely underrated vineyards and wineries, this must-try wine guide is sure to tantalise your summer taste buds. And hey, they may even elevate your picnic to sophisticated heights!

<strong>Angullong</strong> Fossil Hill Rosé
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Angullong Fossil Hill Rosé

The best rosé doesn’t necessarily have to come from France; in fact, we believe it comes from New South Wales, Australia. The Angullong Fossil Hill Rosé is light in texture, and teeming with red berry fruits and touches of musk. It smells like an Australian summer, offering floral aromas hugged by citrusy undertones, with a palate that surprises with every sip. It is the perfect aperitif before a bustling multi-course meal or a wonderful accompaniment to a cheese platter.

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<strong>La Plancheliere</strong> Spritzed Rosé
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La Plancheliere Spritzed Rosé

Pinch your cheeks this summer with a Spritzed Rosé in a can, thanks to French wine brand La Plancheliere. This bubbly rosé brings a harmonious blend of grenache and cinsault grapes with delicate notes of strawberries and raspberries. And with it being in a can, it makes a great addition to your next beachside picnic. That’s because it matches well with umami style nibbles, from freshly sliced meats to aged cheeses.

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<strong>42 Degrees South</strong> Sparkling Rosé
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42 Degrees South Sparkling Rosé

Here’s another Australian made rosé that showcases great flavour and a perky amount of bubbles. Grown and bottled in the Coal River Valley of Tasmania, the 42 Degrees South Sparkling Rosé is salmon-pink in colour and full of zest. Made chiefly with pinot noir grapes, expect a flavour profile of red cherries and light strawberries on the nose, with a loaded palate of red berry fruits and a creamy, punchy finish. This rosé makes for a great celebratory drop!

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<strong>Mateus</strong> Rosé Original
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Mateus Rosé Original

The Mateus Rosé is made in the temperate climates of Portugal and sports a very unique bottle that is easy to find on the shelf. And despite it’s inexpensive price tag, this rosé is a fan favourite – even in Australia. Expect a seductive bouquet of floral tones on the nose, with a youthful and vibrant palate that is ever-so-lightly carbonated for a delicious finish. Serve as an aperitif, or pair with a hearty Portuguese meal of grilled fish or chicken.

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<strong>Bijou</strong> Terre de Providence Rosé
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Bijou Terre de Providence Rosé

This is a French rosé without the hefty price tag. And it’s made in Provence! The Bijou Terre de Providence Rosé is a delicately still wine featuring bright aromas of berries, floral honeysuckle and citrus. The palate is light and crisp, rolling over the tongue with frivolity, and ending on a smooth finish. Just like all the rosés on this list, this wine is a perfect aperitif, but, if you must pair it, we recommend a simple poultry dish that’s not too overdone.

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<strong>Postcards From Italy</strong> Organic Pinot Grigio Rosé
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Postcards From Italy Organic Pinot Grigio Rosé

Produced in the coastal region of Veneto, Italy, this Organic Pinot Grigio Rosé is both light in texture and easy on the purse. You will witness a splashing pink hue, with aromatic scents of peach and apricot, along with a hint of ripe melon. This then follows through on the palate, bringing balanced acidity and crispiness. The Postcards From Italy Organic Pinot Grigio Rosé will have you hearing the calling gulls that scatter the canals of Venice.

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<strong>Born</strong> Rosé
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Born Rosé

When one thinks of great rosé, Spain isn’t usually top of mind. But please reconsider! Spain is a temperate wine region, with the ability to produce amazing wine of any colour. And the best is the Born Rosé, made with native tempranillo and grenache grapes in the coastal city of Barcelona. Expect aromas of cherry, strawberry, and redcurrant that flow through to the palate sharing a juicy, mouth-watering finish. Best served chilled and on it’s own.

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<strong>Rosabel</strong> Rosé
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Rosabel Rosé

Hailing from the Languedoc region on the south coast of France, the Rosabel Rosé brings forth the authentic flavours of a quintessential French summer. Using both syrah and grenache grapes, it showcases aromas of cherry, red berries and stone fruits, with pinches of spice and minerals. As the rosé cascades across your palate, you can taste fruity and fresh elements that rise to a light acidic finish. Best served with rashers of prosciutto and fresh bread.

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<strong>Summerhouse</strong> Marlborough Pinot Rosé
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Summerhouse Marlborough Pinot Rosé

We couldn’t do a list of the best rosé wines without a New Zealand addition, and the Summerhouse Marlborough Pinot Rosé is the best bet. As with almost any Marlborough wine, expect a fruity, aromatic drop that brims with floral tones. This beauty features watermelon and summer raspberry on the nose, and a creamy, rich palate of fresh red berry and yellow stone fruits. Match with a few dozen oysters and you’ve got the better part of a summer afternoon.

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<strong>Gérard Bertrand</strong> Côte des Roses Rosé
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Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé

Gérard Bertrand’s Côte des Roses Rosé shares a blushing pink colour in a rather quirky bottle. It is made in the coastal region Languedoc-Roussillon, and captures the divinity of the land. Expect a summery bouquet on the nose, with hints of cassis, and a palate that is passionately full of freshly balanced fruits and acidity. It is light-bodied, making it a wonderful starter to your evening, or best matched with light foods such as oysters.

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