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

Domaine Michel Thomas 2021 Rosé Sancerre
95 points
$32
Pink color. Aromas of strawberry fields, eucalyptus, and fresh ferns with a fat body and a very long watermelon, persimmons, lime zest, and sea salt finish. An energetic, lively Rose with exotic flavors that are sure to tantalize.
Maison Marcel 2021 Heart Rosé IGP Mediterranee
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Floral aromas and flavors of lilacs and honeysuckle and watermelon with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of apple and passionfruit and guava with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully fresh and floral rose with a truly charming personality.
94 points $15 Best Buy
Morpho 2021 Rose Coteaux Daix En Provence
94 points
$11
Best Buy
Steely pink coral color. Aromas of cherry candies, strawberry rhubarb pie, and hibiscus with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a graceful, intriguing, agreeable lavender candies, sweet raspberry, and strawberry buttercream finish. Rose lovers will appreciate this fruit forward gem from Provence.
94 points $11 Best Buy
Costeval 2021 Rosé Coteaux Daix En Provence
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of white balsamic drizzled strawberries, vanilla creme, and pencil shavings with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, long finish that shows accents of cherry and apple relish with no oak flavor. A delicious, well balanced rose for a beautiful summer afternoon.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Château De Ségriès 2021 Rosé Tavel
93 points
$24
Brilliant siam color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cherry-rhubarb tart and pomegranate chutney on raisin toast with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, very long finish imparting overtones of strawberry shortbread, candied orange, and hint of rye cracker with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A brilliant, juicy and toothsome rose that delivers pleasure at every opportunity; try in a spritzer too.
Margnat - Generations 2021 Rose Coteaux Daix En Provence
92 points
$11
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of strawberry, hints of cranberry, and dried herbs with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, agreeable subtle hints of lavender finish with no oak flavor. A cheery Provençal rose.
92 points $11 Best Buy
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.
Awards: 2021 Best Tavel Rose
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