Our favourite picks of the perennial, blush-pink BBQ staple, from fashion-forward bottles to English organic wine
AIX Rosé 2018 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Magnum
This party-ready magnum bottle of pure Provence is light and dry yet refreshingly fruity, evocative of glamour-soaked summer evenings and sun-drenched terraces. AIX Rosé (pronounced “ex”) elegantly blends vibrant notes of red fruits, watermelon and white flowers, with a generous helping of French joie de vivre.
Where to drink AIX Rose in London: Chiltern Firehouse Sky Garden; The Promenade at The Dorchester.
£32.98 for a magnum, majestic.co.uk
Bird and Hand Pinot Noir Rosé Wine
Last month, Alexa Chung hosted a dinner party at Harry’s Bar in London with a handful of friends to fête her partnership with Bird and Hand, the Australian winery recognisable by its chic black label. The blush pink Pinot Noir Rosé wine balances fresh strawberry and cherry aromas for a crisp and effervescent finish that “sings on the palate.”
Albury Vineyard Silent Pool Rosé
Silent Pool Rosé was the tipple of choice at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, served on the Royal Barge. The English rosé is elegant, light and crisp, created in the rolling green hills of Surrey, with fresh summer flavours of strawberries and cream, peach and pink grapefruit on the palate.
Babylonstoren Mourvédre Rosé
The idyllically Babylonstoren Farm in South Africa is considered the most stylish stay in the Winelands, owned by Karen Roos, a former editor at Elle Decoration. The blush pink Babylonstoren Mourvédre Rosé is for those who like Provence rose with a bit more punch and embodies the thoughtfully chic spirit of the homestead.
Where to drink AIX Rose in London: Wild by Tart, Belgravia.
M by Minuty Limited-Edition Rosé Wine
Minuty wine has partnered with British illustrator Ruby Taylor on a limited-edition buoyant bottle design that takes style cues from the French Riviera. Imbued with the retro spirit of Saint-Tropez, beach motifs playfully decorate the signature slim glass bottle. The pale pink Provencial wine is equally uplifting, with subtle overtones of candied peach and sweet orange. M by Minuty is also available by the magnum at themagnumcompany.com.
Where to drink M by Minuty in London: South Place Hotel’s Rosé Riviera alfresco summer terrace, created in partnership with Minuty.