Crisp and dry with notes of subtle summer fruits, these rosés are the perfect accompaniment to long, hot days.
2014 Whispering Angel | €15 or $20
The overriding plus factor about this wine, produced by Château d’Esclans owner Sacha Lichine in Côtes de Provence, is its finesse. Pale pink, it has a subtle, peach character with a fine, dry finish. If rosé is your thing, this is almost impossible not to like. Alcohol: 13%
2014 Château d’Esclans Rock Angel | €40 or $45
A new wine from Château d’Esclans—it was only bottled in March—Rock Angel is a blend of Grenache, Rolle and Tibouren. And what a stunner it is. I was impressed with its freshness. Pale in color, it has a beautiful dry finish and a cool texture. A refined, refreshing rosé. Alcohol: 14%
2013 Château d’Esclans Garrus | €140 or $155
The price tag for this Provence wine is eye-watering. A limited production from the Château d’Esclans stable, what really shines through is the texture. Unlike any other rosé on this list, it has a creaminess that, married with summer fruits and a dry finish, makes it an exquisite wine. Alcohol: 14%