Rosé Wine

Rosé Wine

COUP DE COEUR
Triennes - Rosé 2023 – Sku: 572423 – 119
Triennes
2023
Mediterranean PGI
€9.90
Bardet - Cerdon – Sku: 3920 – 28
Olivier Bardet
Bugey AOP
€9.90
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Mas des Bressades - Costières de Nimes Rosé 2022 – Sku: 508822 – 91
Mas des Bressades
2022
Costières-de-Nîmes PDO
€10.00
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Bérioles - Saint-Pourçain Rosé 2021 – Sku: 1025321 – 30
Domaine des Bérioles
2021
€11.00
Nugues - Libertine des Nugues Demi Sec – Sku: 3072 – 237
Nugues
French wine
€11.00
André et Michel Quenard - Rosé Sous le Roc 2022 – Sku: 381422 – 11
André and Michel Quenard
2022
Savoy PDO wine
€11.00
Jérémie Mourat - OVNI Rosé 2020 – Sku: 10169 – 2
Jérémie Mourat
2020
French wine
€11.00
Jérémie Mourat - OVNI Rosé 2022 – Sku: 1016922 – 27
Jérémie Mourat
2022
French wine
€11.50
COUP DE COEUR
-5%
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Roquefort - Corail Rosé x6 bouteilles 2023 – Sku: 572123 – 18
Château de Roquefort
2023
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
Special Price €13.30 Regular Price €14.00
COUP DE COEUR
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Roquefort - Corail Rosé 2023 – Sku: 574623 – 9
Château de Roquefort
2023
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
€14.00
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Arretxea - Irouléguy Rosé 2022 – Sku: 847122 – 3
Arretxea
2022
Irouléguy PDO
€14.90
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Arretxea - Irouléguy Rosé 2020 – Sku: 8471 – 8
Arretxea
2020
Irouléguy PDO
€14.90
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Get to know the star wine of the summer.

It is inevitably synonymous with sunny holidays and convivial aperitifs. With its "sunset" colour, rosé wine is a seducer to which we succumb all summer long. From pale pink with salmon hues to a deep, luscious fuchsia, sometimes dry and sometimes soft, this wine offers a rich palette of colours, styles and aromas. This is why there are so many different rosé wines, whose characteristics depend on many criteria. So much so that it is not always easy to find one's way around, especially at a time when the shelves of supermarkets are filled with a thousand and one bottles at very different prices. So that you too can see life in the pink, follow our advice to better understand this wine.

What is rosé wine?

Contrary to what one might think, rosé wine is neither the product of pink grapes nor the fruit of a mixture of black and white grapes. In the Aube region in particular, it is certainly permissible to blend chardonnay and pinot (noir or Meunier) to create rosé champagnes. But French rosé wine is made only from black grapes with white juice. So where does its colour come from?

The colour of rosé wine is essentially due to the maceration time and the vinification technique used. In direct pressing, the grapes are pressed after the harvest and the resulting juice remains a pale pink colour. This is currently the most commonly used method. On the other hand, when the juice remains in contact with the grape skins for several hours, the colour of the wine is more intense. This is called pellicular maceration.

The colour, as well as the aromatic qualities and ageing potential of these rosé wines, also depend on the grape varieties used and the terroirs where they are grown. Depending on the region, rosés are the fruit of a single grape variety or a blend. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache Noir, Tibouren, Gamay, Mourvèdre, Syrah, to name but a few, are used.

As for the aromas, we lean towards fruit (citrus, exotic, white or yellow flesh, black or red), flowers, spices, English sweets... The same diversity can be measured in the colour of the wines: rose petal, coral, onion skin, salmon, cherry, raspberry...

Where is rosé produced?

It is in Provence that rosé is king. It is also in this region of the South of France that we find the most beautiful references of the world, among which we can quote the Château Simone rosé (AOC palette). The Côtes-de-Provence are certainly the rosés most represented in this sun-drenched vineyard. The wines of Bandol and Bellet as well as the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois-en-Provence also produce fine AOC/AOP wines.

The Mediterranean is generally the cradle of rosé wine. In Corsica, for example, look to the AOC Calvi, Figari, Porto-Vecchio or Sartène.

Rosés are produced in other French vineyards. In the Rhone Valley, AOC Tavel and Costière de Nîmes are examples. In the Loire, rosés from Anjou and Cabernet d'Anjou are also good references. In Burgundy too, rosé wines can be found, notably through the AOC marsannay. A pic-saint-loup from Languedoc, a gaillac from the South-West or a bordeaux-clairet will also take you on a journey with original AOC/AOP rosés.

How to enjoy a rosé wine

For the aperitif, opt for a fresh and light rosé such as a Côte-de-Provence. For a fruity, low-sugar wine, rosés from Anjou are perfect. And to accompany a whole meal with an aromatic wine, turn to a bergerac, gaillac, marsannay, tavel or bandol.

Generally speaking, rosé goes well with aperitifs (cold meats, puff pastries, etc.), barbecues (grilled meat and fish), oriental dishes (fish, meat, fish, etc.), and other dishes.s), oriental dishes (couscous, tajine...) and Provencal cuisine (tian of sunny vegetables, tapenade...). These wines are often associated with simple cuisine, but some wines, such as a Château Simone, are a natural accompaniment to gastronomic dishes.

Rosés are generally drunk within the year. Some vintages can be kept for 2-3 years, Bandol for example. Some fine bottles and exceptional vintages can be aged for 4-5 years.

As for the serving temperature, it all depends on the bottle of rosé you have chosen. When they are very aromatic, rosés are best served between 12 and 14°. Fresh and light, they should be drunk chilled, at around 8-10°; this is often the case for rosé wines from Provence. In all cases, avoid ice cubes and the famous "rosé piscine"; the wine's aromas could be diluted.

Colour, style, price...: how to choose a rosé wine

Currently, the trend is for rosés with a very pale, clear and transparent colour. They are said to be synonymous with freshness, lightness and quality. This is often true, but don't be taken in by what is above all a fashion phenomenon. In any case, the best way to choose a good bottle is to contact a professional wine merchant. The presence of an AOP/AOC is also a guarantee of quality, insofar as the wine is produced in a defined geographical area according to precise specifications. The price criterion is also often taken into account, especially as rosé has the advantage of being good value for money, provided you choose the right producer. Don't hesitate to ask us for advice.

Le vignoble

André and Michel Quénard

Guillaume Quénard is now the leader of the estate. He is beginning to make his mark with more straightforward, fine wines of superb balance.

Arretxea

Thérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who are now quietly handing over the estate to their sons Iban and Théo, can be proud of their success on their family estate. They have become the reference for Basque wines and perhaps even for the whole of the South West.

Bart

Martin Bart delivers vintage after vintage of formidable Côtes de Nuits of great classicism, focused on the brilliance of their respective terroir.

Benoît Lahaye

"Benoit Lahaye est l'un des vignerons les plus doués de sa génération. Installé sur Bouzy il est maintenant rejoint par ses fils Étienne et Valentin. Il possède ainsi 4,5 hectares de vignes conduites en briodynamie, avec l'aide de sa jument Tamise et du chien Bacchus.

Billecart-Salmon

"Incarnant la 7e génération, le brillant Mathieu Roland-Billecart a repnis le flambeau de cette maison de Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, deux fois centenaire et toujours familiale depuis sa création en 1818.

Bollinger

Champagne Bollinger, a virtuoso of Champagne wines

Caillez Lemaire

Virginie and Laurent Vanpoperingh cultivate with passion 7 hectares in the areas of Damery and Cumières in the Marne Valley. The cuvées all have an elegant and fine profile and have the particularity of being aged entirely or partially in barrels.

Chartogne-Taillet

Charvin

The vineyard of the Charvin estate is mainly located on clay-limestone soils around Orange, 13 hectares in the Côtes du Rhône appellation and 8 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Château de Roquefort

Discover the Provencal nuggets of Raymond de Villeneuve. His vineyard is located near Roquefort-la-Bédoule at the foot of the Sainte-Baume Massif, with an organic culture and a real work of the soil (certified Ecocert in 2014). The wines are really captivating and of an excellent level, with digestible whites, chiselled rosés, and reds that are always concentrated, fine and perfumed. A gourmet and profound approach to be praised...

Château Simone

Château Simone, the paradise of the AOC white palette

Canarelli

Yves Canarelli never ceases to amaze us and continues to raise the profile of Corsican wines, unquestionably belonging to the elite of Mediterranean winegrowers.

Grillons - Nicolas Renaud

"Nicolas Renaud était professeur d’histoire avant de devenir vigneron en 2007, en reprenant des vignes à Rochefort-du-Gard. À l'origine de cette passion, des visites dans ses jeunes années dans le vignoble et la mémoire d’un vin en particulier, et pas n’importe lequel : celui d'Henri Bonneau, célèbre producteur de Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Clos Sainte-Magdeleine

Comte Abbatucci

In the Taravo valley, not far from Propriano, the Comte Abbatucci estate continues to shine through its contribution to the revaluation of Corsican native grape varieties.

De Sousa

"Installée à Avize depuis trois générations, la famille De Sousa vient de célébrer ses 20 ans de biodynamie. En compagnie de son épouse Michelle et de ses trois enfants revenus au domaine, Erick poursuit sa quête de l'excellence dans cet esprit familial.

Delaporte

The rising star of Sancerre is now on the heels of the greatest...

Dom Pérignon

"Dom Pérignon est probablement le vin de Champagne le plus insaisissable. Ces émotions reposent sur une sélection brillante, très rigoureuse et un savoir-faire chirurgical.

Dominique Auroy

It is on the atoll of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu archipelago, in the heart of the South Pacific, that Dominique Auroy's precious Vin de Tahiti is produced. White and rosé Tahitian wines, with a unique identity, freshness and remarkable aromas reminiscent of the local coral... An ultra original gift!

Hermitage du Pic Saint Loup

Freshness, fruit, complexity and a big favourite for the whole range!

Fondrèche

"Fondrèche, ce domaine ambitieux des Côtes du Ventoux produit des vins riches, au fruit expressif, s’appuyant sur des élevages généreux en barriques ou en demi-muids. Les vins présentent un style moderne, la cuvée Persia apparaissant d’une grande densité avec des tanins mûrs. Si l’élevage domine sur quelques cuvées, la production est dans l’ensemble de haute volée." RVF Guide

Hauvette

At the foot of the Alpilles, the discreet Dominique Hauvette has risen over the years to become one of the elite of the great winegrowers of Provence, one of the most exciting estates of the moment for the discerning wine lover...

Henri Giraud

Henri Giraud Champagnes belong to the Champagne elite. From the great terroirs of Ay and with part of the production vinified in oak barrels from the Argonne forest, Champagne Henri Giraud symbolises the exceptional Champagne wine; greedy, vinous, with a unique style and extreme complexity... To be tasted at least once in your life...

Hors Champ

Cyril Fahl, largement reconnu comme l'un des viticulteurs français les plus talentueux de sa génération, est célèbre pour ses vins d'une finesse exceptionnelle. Basé à Latour-de-France dans le Roussillon, il excelle dans l'art de maîtriser des cépages tels que le carignan, le grenache et le macabeu, créant ainsi des vins d'une grande élégance et d'une belle complexité.

Jérémie Mourat

L'Anglore

La Porte Saint-Jean

The Domaine La Porte Saint-Jean is beginning to build a solid reputation on the web, on starred tables and for export. Sylvain Dittière is the son-in-law of the late Charly Foucault (Clos Rougeard).

La Taille aux Loups

"Après la disparition de son père, figure charismatique du vignoble mondial, Jean-Philippe Blot reprend seul les rênes, aidé par une équipe technique et culturale soudée. De quoi assurer de la plus belle des façons la pérennité de ce domaine phare du vignoble français.

La Tour de l'Évêque

"Ici, c'est le royaume de Régine Sumeire, une femme au caractère bien trempé, qui se bat à juste titre pour la reconnaissance des grands rouges de Provence. Avec énergie, elle administre ce domaine très qualitatif de 89 hectares d'un seul tenant, situé sur le terroir de Pierrefeu.

Larmandier-Bernier

The Larmandier-Bernier family estate is located on the Côte des Blancs in Vertus, and is composed of 16 hectares (3.5 of which are Grand Cru) and no less than 50 separate plots, which have been biodynamically managed since 1999. On these privileged terroirs, the grape varieties are 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir with an average age of the vines of 33 years.

Le Puy

The Amoreau family has been cultivating its vineyards since 1610, located on a rocky plateau, identical to that of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The fifty year old vines are cultivated according to the biodynamic method, which contributes to the singularity of the estate and stands out among all the Bordeaux crus.

Le Roc des Anges

One of the great rising stars of the French wine industry...

Les Frères Soulier

Dans le Gard, des vins naturels émergent grâce au talent des jeunes vignerons Guillaume et Charles Soulier. Leur domaine, niché entre Avignon et Nîmes, a donné naissance à 10 000 bouteilles en 2015, comprenant du blanc, du rosé, du rouge, et une rare centaine de bouteilles de Carthagène pour exprimer pleinement le terroir.

Lopez de Heredia

Founded by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta at the end of the 19th century, López de Heredia is the heir to a long tradition that continues and grows thanks to the effort, passion and commitment of a family.

Mas Cal Demoura

"Vincent Goumard, venu du conseil financier, a repris avec son épouse Isabelle cette propriété de Jonquières, en Terrasses du Larzac, qui appartenait au père d'Olivier Jullien.

Mas des Bressades

Costières de Nîmes with an amazing quality/price/pleasure ratio...

Mas Jullien

"Installé à Jonquières à l'ouest de Montpellier, Olivier Jullien, référence incontestée et incontestable, est parvenu avec intuition et intelligence à hisser au plus haut le niveau qualitatif des vins de la région et a entraîné derrière lui toute une génération de jeunes vignerons.

Nugues

Olivier Bardet

En 2007, Olivier Bardet a entrepris son parcours viticole en reprenant une exploitation de 2,5 hectares. Aujourd'hui, il dirige un vignoble de 5 hectares, situé autour du village de Mérignat, dédié exclusivement à une production : le Cerdon méthode ancestrale.

Pierre Ménard

A very talented winemaker to discover first...

Raphaël Bartucci

A must of the appellation with a natural Cerdon, greedy and complex at the same time. Ideal with a red fruit crumble.

Renardat Fache

A great reference in Cerdon du Bugey.

Romain Le Bars

Installé à Tavel dans le Gard, Romain le Bars est un vigneron nature qui progresse de millésime en millésime et dont les vins sont déjà très recherchés. Il a eu le privilège de travailler près de 7 ans chez le grand et illustre voisin Eric Pfifferling, vigneron du domaine de l’Anglore. Après cette expérience, Romain Le Bars se lance en 2018 avec 1,20 hectares de vignes, et un tout petit chai dans son garage. Son vignoble est composé aujourd’hui d’une bonne dizaine d’hectares avec un chai un peu plus grand.

Selosse

Anselme Selosse is one of those "artist-winemaker-farmer" who transcends his universe.

Sottimano

Rino Sottimano took over the estate in 1975. His son Andrea joined him in 1994 along with Elena and Claudia. The vineyard is located in the heart of the superb Barbaresco terroirs and the Cotta, Currà, Fausoni, Pajorè and Basarin crus and now covers 18 hectares.

Strega

Tempier

The ultimate reference of the Bandol appellation... or one of the most beautiful representations of the famous mourvèdre grape variety.

Triennes

Jacques Seysses (Domaine Dujac) and Aubert De Villaine (Domaine de la Romanée Conti) joined forces with Michel Macux in 1990 and bought the property. Their know-how is now reflected in this Provence rosé with an exceptional quality-price-pleasure ratio.

Vouette et Sorbée

Muriel Giudicelli

"Voici encore un domaine de « femme corse » ! Muriel Giudicelli exploite avec autorité une propriété située au cœur du vignoble historique de Patrimonio, avec un pied dans l'aire d'appellation du Muscat du Cap Corse (son mari l'aide à la vigne depuis 2005).

Sant Armettu

"Un ermite guérisseur ayant choisi pour exercer son don ce site exceptionnel, à l'extrême nord de l'appellation, a inspiré le nom du domaine.

Olivier Horiot

"On dénichera chez cet artisan engagé la plus intéressante déclinaison de rosé des Riceys et de coteaux-champenois (non filtré), vinifiés par lieu-dit : ils retrouvent la vivacité végétale et la finesse aromatique des pinots noirs septentrionaux, jadis largement produits dans la région.

Pradeaux

Domaine des Bérioles

"Jean Teissèdre s’est imposé en peu de temps comme l’incarnation du renouveau de Saint-Pourçain. En 2011, il reprend les vignes familiales qui approvisionnaient la cave coopérative.