It's for a good many reasons that southern French rosé - particularly Provençal - now serves (and is served) as the natural pink option to be enjoyed whenever the sun comes out. Or whenever it doesn't come out. Typically a luminous, pale salmon hue, with aromas of delicate red fruit and white pepper and a chiselled, mineral elegance that is brisk on the palate, there is nothing so perfect as a rosé from the south of France. Here we also taste a more ethereal side of those blockbuster, red southern Rhône varietals: grenache, syrah, carignan, cinsault... Sit down with a plate of shellfish and any bottle from our selection and those fields of lavender and azure horizons won't seem so far away.