The rosé wines that are synonymous with Southern France are so admired, their delicate salmon hue and minerality-kissed berry flavours are now emulated around the world. Taste the original by pairing these modern rosés from some of France’s fine wine regions with all your fun moments. Whether it’s an intimate backyard picnic, a family barbecue on the patio or an impromptu sunset toast, keep these versatile, crisp wines on hand part so they’re ready at a moment’s notice. As effortless as your favourite hat or t-shirt, opening a bottle of these great-value wines to share instantly gives a Riviera ambiance to any occasion. Indulgent rosé-all-day brunches and apéro-hour toasts are just the start: rosé is as endlessly appealing as a stretch of white-sand beach. From ceviche and sushi to summer salads, and from seafood and pasta to grilled meat and vegetables, these rosés are versatile enough for all your personal pairings.
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Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses Rosé LCBO
373985 | $18.95
The vibrant red-berry and tart citrus flavours of this crisp rosé are held in perfect balance. It’s breezy, fresh herbal note means it tastes perfect when paired with ribs or other mildly spiced barbecued meats.
622134 | $12.45
Using slope-grown grapes that ripen slowly at cooler temperatures preserves bright mouthwatering fruitiness in this watermelon-scented wine. Its rose and strawberry notes complement chicken cooked with fresh herbs.
279661 | $11.85
This wine captures a bouquet of flowers, a basket of berries and a whiff of citrus and the sea in each crisp, pale-pink glass. Serve it with a lightly creamy pasta salad that includes seafood like shrimp, crab or lobster.
Blended to the famous musician’s smooth, crisp and refreshing taste, this wine bursts with orchard pears, pineapple and a whiff of strawberry. Pair it with vegetable or seafood risotto, or, as Post Malone suggests, chicken fingers!
134916 | $14.25
Announcing its arrival with a hint of blossoms and a whiff of French pastry, this savoury rosé tastes of raspberry, plum, pear and juicy melon. Exceptionally dry, it pairs well with a ham baguette slathered with aioli.
12641 | $14.95
In this Cabernet Francbased rosé, herbaceous and spicy notes are balanced with juicy blackberry flavour. With medium body and a touch of sweetness, it tastes brilliant with a charcuterie plate.
VINTAGES 325076, $29.95
Sophisticated, silky and elegantly dry, this is the iconic benchmark for Provençal rosé. Ripe canteloupe, mandarin and peach aromas swirl around a discreet spine of firm minerality. Its length is the stuff of legend.
VINTAGES 342584, $24.95
Superb fruit from the Château Miraval estate in the centre of Provence gives a wine of exceptionally elegant balance. The nose suggests redcurrants, citrus peel and fennel while tangy acidity works beautifully with seafood.
LCBO 234575, $14.00
Scorching days and cool nights in high-altitude vineyards let Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah ripen slowly, developing subtle hints of red berry, peach and watermelon. Herbal, yeasty notes add extra dimensions to the wine.
VINTAGES 319384, $19.95
This zippy rosé is pressed from Grenache and Cinsault grown on the Saint-Tropez peninsula and picked at night to preserve the aromatics of spicy red berries. It plays nicely with Thai dishes and fish and seafood from the barbecue.
VINTAGES 33621, $18.95
There’s so much going on in this medium-bodied gem. Hints of briny minerality and wild herbs underpin intense pomegranate and red berry notes that linger on the palate for ages. A generous aperitif, it can also handle spicy dishes.
VINTAGES 451906, $24.95
Round, fresh and fragrant, with all sorts of fruity and floral notes held in a shimmering balance, here’s a rosé to take you from oysters and salads to grilled chicken and fish. Or explore its complexity with a glass before dinner.