There is nothing that says summer quite like a glass of chilled rosé. And for those planning a summer wedding or getting married in the warmer months, rosé is a stunning choice to serve as your wedding wine. Our lifestyle editor, Alexandra Dudley shares her picks of the best rosé wines for your wedding.
Best For Food Pairing – Maison Mirabeau Pure
Often cited as ‘Provence in a Glass’ this elegant rosé wine was inspired by long, leisurely afternoons on the Côte d’Azur. A stunning powdery blush pink, it has a clean yet mature acidity that infuses lychee and passion fruit notes. A rosé made to be drunk with delicious food, Mirabeau Pure pairs beautifully with grilled light meats and seafood, such as roast chicken, langoustine, and crab, as well as complimenting aromatic and spiced plates, such as spicy prawn dumplings, and oysters with chilli vinaigrette.
£96 for a case of 6, maisonmirabeau.com
Best For Character – Minuty Prestige
A stunning shimmering pink wine with punchy crisp aromas of yellow grapefruit, blood orange and raspberries, Minuty Prestige Côtes de Provence Rosé is a beautiful showcase of the Provence terroirs. Originally bottled over 25 years ago when Jean-Etienne and François Matton wanted to bring a signature wine to a wider audience of Provence rosé lovers, it has been a celebrated favourite among rosé experts since. A vibrant wine with a strong palate and beautifully zingy aftertaste, this is a rosé wine that is sure to impress your guests.
£19.95 per bottle, minuty.com
Best For All Day Long – Babylonstoren Mourvedre Rosé
The official rosé of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, Babylonstoren has been the shining star of rosé this year. An elegant, dry wine it has a stunning salmon colour with hints of raspberry and rose. One sip transports you to the luscious sun-kissed winelands of Babylonstoren’s famous estate in South Africa with tasting notes of fresh watermelon and creamy rhubarb. This year’s vintage is particularly impressive with a subtle punch of acidity and an incredibly refreshing palate. Wonderfully drinkable, Babylonstoren’s Mourvedre rosé is an excellent choice to take you from the canapé reception through to dinner.
£94.95 for a case of 6, shop.thenewtinsomerset.com
Best For Classic – Selladore En Provence Rosé
A delicate rosé with aromas of stone fruit and citrus Selladore’s rosé is a faultless example of a classic Provencal rosé. With a wonderfully smooth texture, it has a perfectly balanced acidity that pairs particularly well with seasonal summer greens, seafood, and lemon-infused dishes as well as creamy desserts, soft cheeses, and even wedding cake! One of the finest examples of a quintessential this is one of the finest rosé wines to consider for your wedding.
£114 for a case of 6, selladore.wine
Best For British – Folc
Refreshingly English rosé crafted in the Kentish countryside, Folc is fast becoming as admired as its Provencal neighbours. A refreshing sip with notes of cranberry, grapefruit, and ripe peach it is inspired by the natural rhythms of the seasons. Grapes are grown on the finest family-run vineyard this side of the Channel before being bottled under the expert eyes of Folc’s winemakers in Canterbury. From grape to glass it is a wine that rejoices the wonders of the garden of England and is a delightful choice for an English wedding.
£15.99 per bottle, drinkfolc.com
Best For The Reception – Sparkling Love, Château Léoube by Daylesford
Château Léoube’s enviable position overlooking the Mediterranean is responsible for the impeccable flavour of this stunning sparkling wine. Unusually dry for sparkling wine, it is crisp and refreshing. With a faint tint of rose petal pink and delicate bubbles, it is an exceptionally elegant sparkling wine. Tasting notes feature pomegranate, grapefruit, and soft summer fruit. Delicious enjoyed solo as an aperitif, this rosé also pairs perfectly with fresh canapés of king prawns, ceviche, and, tartar. With a stunning bottle adorned with hearts like evaporating bubbles, Sparkling Love, Château Léoube by Daylesford sparkling is a wonderful choice for the canapé reception.
£24 for a bottle, Daylesford.com
Best For Vegan – Amie x
Both organic and entirely vegan, Amie x is a dry and stunningly pale rosé made in the Languedoc, south of France. With notes of citrus and strawberry, the wine is light and crisp and serves well both as an aperitif and when paired with food. A blend of organic Grenache and Cinsault, it pairs particularly well with grilled vegetables, fish and meat, creamy burrata, and fragrant dishes such as paella or risotto Milanese. Dreamt up during the Covid-19 lockdown, Amie is a rosé created for friends, by friends and is a superb choice to celebrate with the ones you love.
£18 per bottle, drinkamie.com
Best For Alcohol-Free – Wild Idol Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé
Setting a new benchmark in non-alcoholic drinks, Wild Idol is a superior blend of elegant, fruit-forward Dornfelder and Merlot grapes. With elegant aromas of wildflowers, green apple, and summer fruits, it has an impressively complex flavour journey that takes you through zingy gooseberry and rhubarb before a lively finish with notes of vanilla and toasted almond. Produced using the same techniques and craftsmanship found in traditional winemaking but entirely alcohol-free, this delicately bubbled rosy pink sparkling wine means that you and your guests can celebrate in style with zero compromise.
£35 per bottle, wildidol.com
Best For Magnum – AIX Magnum
Drawn from one of Provence’s most celebrated terroirs, AIX is a stunningly pure expression of rosé. It can be daunting to decide on ones wedding wine but this well-balanced rosé (especially in striking magnum form) is guaranteed to turn heads and bring joy to the wedding party. A delicate nose with sophisticated clean notes of fresh red berries and summer stone fruit, it has a beautiful depth with a luxuriously long finish. Synonymous with love, passion, and pride, an AIX rosé magnum is an outstanding rosé wine for your wedding.
£30 per 1.5l magnum, themagnumcompany/aix-rose
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