Nothing quite says summer glamour like the right rosé. These are the top wines for drinking now.
1. VINTAGE, DARLING
The world’s most glamorous rose presents a vivacious new vintage. Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence 2021 is an elegant wine to be enjoyed now, with crisp acidity and a supple creamy palate. Created by winemaking superstar Sacha Lichine in his Provençal vineyards, Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence 2021 relies on Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino grapes harvested from sunrise to noon to deliver a deliciously fresh rosé. The perfect partner to sunshine entertaining, this new vintage will delight from midday to midnight.
Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence 2021, €26, is now available in stockists and restaurants across Ireland, including O’Briens, Brown Thomas, independent off licences such as Avoca, Redmonds, On The Grapevine, Higgins, Jus De Vine, Morton & Sons, Grape & Bean Portlaoise, World Wide Wine Waterford, Bradley’s Cork, and at select SuperValu and Dunnes Stores locations.
2. READY TO ROCK
It started with a whisper - now it’s time to rock. Meet Whispering Angel’s big sister: Rock Angel is the rosé to try now. A powerful, personality-packed rosé wine, you’ll love Rock Angel if you enjoy the cool minerality of Sancerre. Delicate red berry notes are joined by floral and spice notes, with a touch of oak delivering a rich and creamy mouthfeel. Serve Rock Angel with smoked salmon and dill or go all out with oysters. Rock Angel is for those who are serious about rosé.
Rock Angel (RSP) €42 is available from O’Briens, Molloys, Brown Thomas and select independent off licences such as Celtic Whiskey Store, Jus De Vine, McHugh’s, McCambridge’s in Galway and O’Driscolls in Cork.
3. VINE ARTS
This is a rosé for those with a taste for the exceptional. A favourite of sommeliers and critics alike, Château D’Esclans is 100 per cent estate grown and bottled in Provence using uncompromising methods. Light, bright and elegant, you’ll love Château D’Esclans if classic Champagne is your thing. Enjoy with a lemony risotto or beef carpaccio - this rosé offers sophistication in every sip.
Château d’Esclans (RSP) €46.20 is available from The Corkscrew in Dublin, Brown Thomas Dublin and The Malt House, Trim.
Brought to you in partnership with Château d’Esclans