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The best rose wines of the 2019 vintage

The harvest for the 2020 vintage may has begun but we can still enjoy the excellent 2019 vintage and specifically the best rosés of the 2019! The weather is still warm and our mood has definitely stacked in August since this summer seemed a bit short! So, let's extend it with delicious, rosé wines and this is the list of the best so you don't have to look elsewhere (the order is random)!


1. Idylle d'Achinos - La Tour Melas

The absolute, Greek, provence - style, rosé could not be missing from this list! The classic blend Grenache - Syrah - Agiorgitiko from Achinos, Fthiotida is probably the most beloved rosé of the Greeks. Its soft color and delicate strawberry and floral aromas win over even the most demanding, while you can pair it with almost every dish! Elsa Pickard and Panos Zoumboulis thank you once again!

2. Whispering Angel – Chateau D’ Esclans

The rosé wine that the whole planet is talking about could not be missing from the list! The great estate from Provence makes one of the most classic rosés that everyone loves. It has aromas of strawberry, cherry, peach and cream, in a nice packaging of structure and acidity. For the French it is a classic pairing with the oysters of Cote d’ Azur. For us here it can be combined nicely with rich shrimp pasta and steamed mussels!


3. Miraval - Chateau Miraval

If you think that Chateau Miraval is just a celebrity winery - hobby of Brangelina then you are mistaken! The famous Perrin family is behind the winemaking and the former couple seems to have an active role in this and it is not just marketing. All this together with the excellent vineyards, in terms of location and terroir, and the touch of the barrel, give a really great rosé wine, with texture, structure and complexity that many would envy. If you have not tried it yet, hurry up!

4. Domaine Costa Lazaridi – Merlot

From the bottle to the glass, this wine has only fanatical fans! Why? Because it has elegant aromas of strawberry, vanilla, white cherry and dough and crisp acidity, which make it irresistible! All the fishy carpaccios and tartars love it, while, on the other hand, it is perfect and solo as an aperitif accompanied by great company.

5. Peplo – Domaine Skouras

The three different varieties (Agiorgitiko, Mavrofilero, Syrah) but also the 3 different vessels of aging (stainless steel tank, barrel and amphora) compose one of the most impressive rosé wines and one of the most successful experiments of Skouras. Rose, acacia honey, vanilla, toffee, strawberry and cherry will win you over from the first sip! Plus, it loves spicy food and sushi!

6. A – muse - Muses Estate

Stelios Zacharias dared to combine the aromatic Sauvignon blanc with the bold Mouchtaro in a pale rosé that, on the nose, if you close your eyes, it reminds a bit of New Zealand with its tropical character. Crisp acidity and pronounced fruit aromas make it an epic passe-partout and the ultimate party wine, since there will be no one who won’t love it from the first sip!

7. Domaine des Aspras - Les Trois Freres

They say that it is one of the best Provence rose wines and it’s not us who say that, but well-known and famous people in the wine industry! At the super-huge Vinexpo exhibition in Paris, it was among the 50 best wines of the exhibition, as it was distinguished by award-winning and acclaimed sommeliers from all over the world! The historic village of Correns was the first organic village in France and is the village from which Miraval comes from! Coincidence? I do not think so!


8. Mythic River rosé - Estate Gofas

This is for you who love rosé wines with a bit of sweetness! Mythic River Rose consists of Agiorgitiko and Syrah and is a semi-dry rose that has an excellent balance, due to its acidity. It is perfect as an aperitif but it can accompany perfectly spicy dishes such as pasta arrabiata and bruschetta with ‘Nduja.

9. Rose de Xinomavro - Thymiopoulos Vineyards

If the summery stuffed tomatoes (gemista) asked for wine, it would be only that! The rosé of Apostolos Thymiopoulos, from Xinomavro, differs from the rest since it has an intense and lively color but also maturation in oak barrels! All this gives it tomatoey and strawberry character, nerve and a light tannic substance that make it an ideal match for oily and tomato dishes like the classic and favorite gemista! Just perfect!

10. Limniona Rose - Domaine Zafeirakis

New York Times has also written about this rosé because it is one of the top rosés from rare grape varieties, with great value for money. And none of this is a lie! On the contrary, the rose version of Limniona by Christos Zafeirakis is all this and so much more! The rare variety of Tyrnavos ferments with indigenous yeasts and gives a rosé wine with the character of red fruits and herbs that will not leave anyone unmoved! It also loves tomato salads and even more, a caprese with burrata, cherry tomatoes, basil and strawberries!  

11. Moschopolis 8 - Moschopolis Winery

The adored, badass rose of the Germanis family has been made for this list! Syrah and Xinomavro give their best, while the eight-month stay in oak barrel give it complexity and structure reminiscent of red wine! From fish to meat and from pasta to pizza and vegetable stews, this rosé can pull off anything!


Botilia's team