Three impressive gastronomic rosés

These three wines are from Justerini & Brooks, and all appeal. It’s great to the ranks of serious, ambitious rosé expand.

Chêne Bleu Le Rosé 2019 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, France                                                                              
13.5% alcohol
£19.68 Justerini & Brooks
60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 8% Mourvèdre and 12% Rolle. Chêne-Blue is based in the southern Rhône, and its 30 ha of vineyards are the highest in the region (550-630m). This is textured and fine with a lovely delicate spiciness to the expressive citrus fruit with some pear and strawberry notes. Beautifully packaged, this is a really nuanced rosé of real appeal. 93/100

Château Mont Redon Saint Max Rosé 2019 Côtes de Provence, France
13.5% alcohol
£10.78 Justerini & Brooks
This is sparsely and beautifully packaged. 60% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 8 Syrah, 7% Carignan. The Abeille-Fabre family make this from vineyards in the valley of the Cuers plain, on the sides of the foothills of the Massif des Maures. It’s pale coloured with delicate strawberry, rhubarb and citrus fruit, and a touch of spice and pepper. Dry and balanced, this is good value. 88/100

Tenuta del Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2019 Sicily, Italy                                                                                           
13.0% alcohol
£14.17 Justerini & Brooks
100% Nerello Mascalese. From Marco de Grazia, who now has five parcels of vines in the Guardiola and Calderra vineyards. This is from old bush vines from the north face of Mount Etna at 800-900 metres. Linear, bright and refined with some grapefruit and cranberry notes, as well as a lovely texture and some spicy mineral notes under the focused fruit. There’s a real sense of refinement here. 91/100