Summer would not be summer without drinking a glass of chilled rosé, though there is no reason not to drink it anytime of year. Here are three good ones to tantalise the taste buds.
Zambartas, Rosé, 2013, Akamas Laona, Cyprus, Berry Bros. & Rudd (www.bbr.com) £14.35
Made from 85 per cent lefkada, a local grape variety that is dark in colour with a potent berry flavour and 15 per cent cabernet franc to take off any hard edges.
This is a crisp cherry-soaked wine with zippy hints of pomegranate that is a delight to drink.
Domaine du Gros'Noré, 2014, Bandol Rosé, Berry Bros. & Rudd (www.bbr.com) £18.95
A classic salmon-hued Bandol Rosé with a strawberry-tinged palate and a smattering of herbs and spice. With a crunch of refreshing acidity, this is a captivating wine.
Rosato, Colli della Toscana Centrale, 2013, Villa Calcinaia, Greve, Berry Bros. & Rudd (www.bbr.com) £12.95
A heady mix of red fruits and Tuscan sun that fuels memories of summer holidays in Italy. A well-balanced wine that slips down a treat. It is not too high in alcohol (13 per cent ) so perfect for Sunday lunch.
By Daralyn Danns