About Other Southern France Rose

About Other Southern France Rose
Vin de Pays Rosé are rosé wines that are designated as a Vin de Pays or country wine from one of about 50 different departments (territories) in France. One of the most popular of these is Vin de Pays d'Oc from the Languedoc-Roussilon area in southern France, while Vin de Pays Vignobles de France represents the entire winemaking territories of France.

There are several red varieties that can be used to make a Vin de Pays Rosé, which are produced with minimal skin contact, as with most rosés. These varieties include Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

These rosés are light to medium-bodied and generally are dry or off-dry with moderate tannins and an earthy finish. Pair with simple bistro food such as salads or roast chicken.

Top Picks for Other Southern France 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.
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
Scarlet Of Paris 2020 Rosé France
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of peach blossom, honey, and strawberry cakes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length ripe strawberry, sage, and sumac finish with no oak flavor. A clean and fruit-forward Rosé with plenty of French attitude.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Pomerols 2020 HB Chevalier Rosé Languedoc AOP
88 points
$17
Topaz gray color. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, sweet strawberry, and blood orange with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, charming, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A juicy and attractive French Rosé for all-summer quaffing.
Le Rosé By Alma Cersius 2020  Coteaux de Béziers IGP
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of white toffee, spicy strawberry compote with toasted meringue, cappuccino gelato, and pressed flowers with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-long finish displaying suggestions of spiced apple and melon rinds, nut skin, cucumber, and earth with no oak flavor. A sleek and savory Rosé that will be versatile at the table.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Gardian 2020 Rosé Coteaux de Béziers IGP
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Creamy, earthy aromas and flavors of strawberry rose keffir, yeasty cake dough, vanilla fondant, and pickled melon rind with a soft, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of cherry skin, pear, and melon with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A balance of fruit and earth make this Rosé a natural choice for artisan cheeses.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Vin De Lune 2021 Rosé Cahors
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry thumbprint cookies, floral corsage, and lip balm with a supple, bright, dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish displaying accents of hibiscus tea with no oak flavor. A sharp and fruity Rosé to serve with a good chill; also try as a vividly hued Sangria base.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Rubus 2020 Vin-Gris Rosé Corbières
85 points
$16
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry relish, rose petal, pineapple, and bread crusts with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, swift finish with notes of watermelon rind and white strawberry with no oak flavor. A light and somewhat tropical French Rosé for easy summer quaffing.