About Rosé Wine from France

About Rosé Wine from France
Where does one start when discussing wine and France? As well as being one of the two leading wine-producing countries in the world (along with Italy - the numbers are extremely close every year), it is the spiritual birthplace of so many famous wines, from the great red and white Burgundies to the esteemed red wines of Bordeaux as well as the world's finest sparkling wine, Champagne. While these wines have been celebrated and praised for many decades and can be found on the finest wine lists around the world, there have been problems for French wines in overall sales - the belief that French wines are necessarily expensive does not help. This is especially true with younger buyers, as strict French wine laws have meant that the country's producers are limited regarding innovation. Thus France has lost market share to numerous New World Countries such as the US, Chile and Argentina and even to its neighbor, Italy. Still, French wines are undisputed as far as respect around the world and there have been some marketing campaigns lately that have driven sales for wines such as Cotes-du-Rhone and those from Provence. It is obvious that French wines will always be held in great regard by consumers and critics alike.

Top Picks for France

Rosé Wine

Kirkland Signature 2020 Rosé Côtes de Provence
92 points
$9
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of nectarine, sliced strawberry, cassis jam, and watermelon with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a silky, refreshing, medium-long finish with suggestions of lavender, thyme, and gravel with no oak flavor. A rock-solid Côtes de Provence Rosé with an elegantly fruity nose and flavors of the French countryside.
Awards: 2021 Best Provence Rose
92 points $9 Best Buy
Château de Ségriès 2020 Rosé Tavel
92 points
$25
Light light siam color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry and black cherry with a round, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, very long finish with touches of lime zest, pink peppercorns, and strawberry rhubarb relish with no oak flavor. A full flavored, full bodied, serious Rosé.
Château De Mus 2020 La Source Rosé Languedoc AOP
91 points
$19
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of ripe watermelon, strawberry shortcake, white peach, ginger-lemonade, and fresh radish with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of pink peppercorns, white tea, and wild strawberry with no oak flavor. A joyful and refreshing Languedoc Rosé that screams summer.
Charles Thomas 2020  Côtes-Du-Rhone Rosé
91 points
$16
Best Buy
Khaki orange color. Aromas of ripe plum, fresh wild strawberries, and rose hip with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length shale and dried herbs finish with no oak flavor. A rock solid Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé that hits every note.
91 points $16 Best Buy
Domaine De La Mordorée 2020 Le Reine Des Bois Rosé Tavel
91 points
$44
Medium siam color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, fresh plum, and grapefruit zest with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, long finish with no oak flavor. A Rosé showing both rich dark fruit flavors and crisp citrus.
In Vino Erotico 2020 Rosé Coteaux de Béziers IGP
91 points
$14
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry shortcake, almond-scented lotion, cashew nougat, and flower patch with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, long finish evoking shades of ripe golden delicious apple, vanilla almond milk, ghee, and earth. A round, buoyant, and savory Rosé that will be brilliant at the table and shared over lively conversation.
91 points $14 Best Buy
Chateau de Saint Martin Cru Classe 2020 Grande Réserve Rosé Côtes de Provence
91 points
$22
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of perfectly ripe summer watermelon, raspberry pastilles, green apple, vanilla cream, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a graceful, elegant, medium-long finish with no oak flavor. An absolute delight of a Provence Rosé; fruity, juicy, complex, lengthy and with a quenchingly dry finish.
Jas Des Vignes 2019 Rosé Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
91 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of watermelon, wild berries, pimento, freshly sliced lemon, thyme, and lavender with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length hibiscus, ripe pineapple and hints of banana finish with no oak flavor. A concentrated, blossoming Rosé with a great sense of place.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Champs De Provence 2020  Côtes De Provence
90 points
$19
Pale coral color. Aromas and flavors of persimmon, juniper berry, and watermelon rind with a lean, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish with shades of hibiscus and thai basil with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully crisp and balanced rosé.
Awards: Best Value French Rose
Olivier Ravoire 2020 Rosé Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of hints of peach, raspberry, thyme, and gravel with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon spritz finish with no oak flavor. A balanced and delicious Côtes du Rhone Rosé that nails the quaffable summer style.
90 points $13 Best Buy