While gluhwein and mulled wine are served in abundance over the festive period, there is nothing quite like popping a cork or discovering a brand new bottle of your favourite type of vino. Rosé is often heartbreakingly overlooked during the holiday season and so with that we have rounded up the best bottles of 2022 to give to your wine loving friend or family member, or simply to enjoy yourself! It's Christmas after all...
In summer 2022, Castillo de Ibiza rosé launched in the UK. Inspired by the sunset and the slow living of the Balearic Islands, the gorgeous wine will warm your cockles, especially with the colder weather in December! The wine is carefully crafted from Tempranillo and Garnacha with the saignee method in Navarra, the cradle of Spanish rosé. The beautifully unique Castillo de Ibiza bottle design makes this the perfect gift idea for Christmas.
Pale and pretty in colour, but vibrant in taste and perfect with Christmas smoked salmon, Campo Viejo Rosé expresses the lovely aromas of cherry, citrus, strawberries and rose petals. This wine now holds the gold 2020 award within The New York International Wine Competition, a perfect accompaniment to have with any celebration.
Rosé lovers may have already spotted Pink Diesel at some top London bars this year as well as the Barn’s Larder, Chichester, The Phoenix, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Horse & Groom, West Sussex but now it can be ordered for the festive season to your home. One of the most exciting launches of 2022, fill up your stockings with this delicious light, crisp and dry tipple created by British entrepreneurs Amy Gatehouse and Marina Ayton.
The award-winning family-owned UK winery, famed for its still and sparkling wines made the initial steps in 2008 by planting the very first vineyard on some of their farmland. For something more decadent this Christmas, this case of three still (2021) and three sparkling (2019) pink wines truly push the boat out. The team at Hattingley Valley have won the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championship Award for ‘Best Vintage Rosé in the world’ and so you know you will be drinking the best come Christmas Day.