<strong>Langlois Cremant de Loire Rose Brut <br />(£12.99, Oddbins)</strong><br />This fizz is flying off the shelves – and justifiably so. It’s one of the best in France, being made by Bollinger, with stringent rules determining the quality of its production and grapes. The result is a champagne-standard bubbly, full of raspberry and blackcurrant but also with bite and freshness. It would grace any party. <br /><br /><strong>Marco Real, Rosado Granacha<br />(£6.95, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com)</strong><br />Spain might not be the first place you would associate with rose, but this – arguably the best the country makes – is quite clearly a steal at this price. Full of fruit flavours, particularly raspberry, it’s very smooth, rich and well balanced. Perfect by itself as well as with shellfish and spicy food.<br /><br /><strong>Mas de Cadenet, Sainte Victoire, Cotes de Provence<br />(£7.95, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com)</strong><br />A Grenache/Sinsault blend with a dash of Syrah, this is on wine lists in some of France’s top restaurants. A pale salmon-coloured wine, it is a serious Provencal rose: dry, delicate and with a complex fruit and floral bouquet. Ideal with the oil and garlic-based food of Provence.<br /><br /><strong>Domaine Ott Rose Couer de Grain, Cotes de Provence<br />(£27, Jeroboams)</strong><br />“The rose you want to be seen drinking in St Tropez,” says Esme Johnston. This is the most famous from the south of France and a bit of an icon. A Cab Sauv-dominated wine, the grapes are hand picked from vines grown in chalky soil and pressed carefully. The end result is pure fruit with a liquorice twang. <br /><br /><strong>Rosato Puglia, by Pasqua<br />(£3.99, Oddbins)</strong><br />It’s delicately fruity on the nose, then hits harder with strong strawberries. Yet the wine is laid back – more complex than its simple labelling and price would suggest. Fresh and attractively soft and round on the palate, it’s a good example of excellent value from the strong stable of Italian roses that are grown in Puglia.