? ? ? ? ? Château Pontet Bagatelle, La Rosée de Bagatelle 2006 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence (Gr/Sy)
Baked red berry aromas with almond hints. Full, complex berry fruits on the palate with oregano and thyme. Creamy texture with great length and poise.
? ? ? ? ? Domaine la Goujonne, Réserve 2007
Coteaux Varois en Provence (40Ci, 40Gr, 20Sy)
Delicate strawberry nose with white pepper hints. Fresh strawberry fruit with herbal mid-palate and white pepper to finish. Elegant, but full and long.
? ? ? ? Château de Calavon, Tradition 2007
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence (Gr/Ca/CS/Ci blend)
Very pale onion skin/orange. Heady, mineral-backed nose of cherry, redcurrant and raspberry. Pithy, savoury style with a light touch of tannin. Restrained fruit but elegant, with balance of minerals and baked berry fruit.
? ? ? ? Domaine de la Sauveuse, Carolle 2007
Côtes de Provence (Sy/Ci/Gr)
Orange-pink colour. Herbal almond nose. Rich, baked strawberry with a touch of tropical fruit and almond/oregano on the finish. Dry, expressive and elegant.
? ? ? ? Château Cavalier 2007 Côtes de Provence (30Gr, 25Ci, 20Sy/Mo/Ca/CS)
Onion skin with pink highlights. Very fragrant, mixed berry and rhubarb nose. High-toned, lean and subtle. Firm acidity makes it a good food match and fruit lingers on a good finish.
? ? ? ? La Villa Pastel 2007 Côtes de Provence (Gr, Sy + Tibouren, Fenois)
Pale orange-pink. Very delicate nose with melon, white pepper and red berries. Light redcurrant/raspberry palate with high acidity but a soft, balanced tannic structure making it a good choice for lighter foods.
? ? ? Château de Pourcieux, Sainte Victoire 2007
Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire (Sy/Gr)
Full, expressive nose of strawberry jam and cherry. Big and friendly style with bags of open, approachable fruit.
? ? ? Château de Fontlade, Cuvée Saint Quinis 2007 Coteaux Varois en Provence (50Ci, 50Gr + traces Sy)
Scented berry and herbaceous aromas. Full, baked cherry and redcurrant with a clean herbal mid-palate.
== Spain ==
? ? ? ? ? Chivite, Gran Feudo Rosado 2007
Raspberry, strawberry and vanilla leap out on a fresh, clean nose. Fresh and fruity with a touch of white pepper. Delicate yet full of flavour, clean and refreshing.
? ? ? ? ? Marqués de Cáceres Rosado 2007
Rioja (80T, 20Ga)
Intense aromas of cherry with herbs and tomato juice. Opens with cherry and raspberry, mid-palate of sour cherry and a dash of cinnamon with mixed herbs through to a balanced finish.
? ? ? ? Castillo de Javier Garnacha 2007 (Pernod Ricard, Domínios) Navarra (Ga)
Deep purple-pink. Berry fruit nose with cherry, strawberry, plum and fresh leafy notes. Full of fruit, the 14 per cent alcohol is balanced by good acidity.
? ? ? ? Inurrieta Mediodía 2007 Navarra (Ga)
Fruit salad nose with black pepper touches. Full and generous with cherry, raspberry, rhubarb and touches of fresh grapes and red apple.
? ? ? Castell de Vilarnau, Las Planas Pinot Noir Rosé 2007 (Gonzalez Byass) Penedès (PN)
Deep cherry/strawberry aromas. Juicy, leafy-fresh berry fruit and creamy, voluptuous texture. A good quaffer.
? ? ? El Coto Rosado 2007 Rioja (60T, 40Ga)
Pure, clean raspberry/strawberry nose. Vibrant light fruit palate with touches of herbs on an easy finish.
? ? ? Nuviana Rosado 2006 (Codorníu) VdlT Valle de Cinca (in Aragon; 60CS, 40Sy)
Earthy mint and black pepper aromas. Full of black cherry, blueberry, spicy plum and cherry to finish.
== Greece ==
? ? ? ? Ktima Biblia Chora Rosé 2007 Central Macedonia (Sy)
Deep purple-red colour. Full black cherry, plum and strawberry nose. Generous, fruity palate with a rasp of black pepper on the finish. Big but very drinkable.