Looking for the best supermarket rosé wine? Want to know which rosé or orange wine to buy? Read on for the best bottles, from a variety of price points, then check out our guide to the best rosé and best orange wines from independents.
How we chose the winners
The olive team chose 21 categories for own-brand and retailer-exclusive supermarket wines, covering different grape varieties, styles and price points. The supermarkets were invited to enter one wine per category (so they had to choose carefully). Every wine was blind-tasted by a panel of olive judges (led by olive wine columnist, drinks author and sommelier Kate Hawkings), who awarded gold, silver and bronze winners. In some categories, where the standard was high, we awarded joint winners. So, if you see those labels on your next shop – trust us, these bottles are brilliant!
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Best light-bodied red
Gold: Lidl New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Rosé, £6.49
A classic, summery afternoon wine with bags of raspberry fruits and a grassy, thirst-quenching freshness.
Perfect pairing: Try our crab and avocado rolls
Classic Provencal rosé with subtle sour cherry and strawberry fruitiness, and a crisp, dry finish.
Perfect pairing: Try our grilled paprika langoustines recipe
An aromatic, refreshing rosé with soft summer pudding fruit and little white pepper spice.
Perfect pairing: Try our Italian flatbreads with peach, prosciutto and mozzarella
Best orange or natural wine
Wines made with minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery, bottled without fining or filtering. These might include those made with organic and/or biodynamic grapes, skin contact, natural yeasts and little or no added sulphur.
Gold: M&S Tblvino Qvevris, £10
Made in Georgia and fermented with the grape skins in traditional terracotta vessels called qvevri, this has fragrant orange blossom, honeysuckle, quince and marmalade notes. A cracking introduction to orange wine.
Perfect pairing: Try our Persian aubergine bake recipe
A seductive nose of apple and blackberry crumble, with soft and juicy fruit, a touch of tobacco and a beautifully silky texture.
Perfect pairing: Try our roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangère potatoes
Joint silver: Sainsbury’s Nature & Sun Orange Chenin Blanc, £10
An aromatic, subtle funk of tangerines, orchard fruits and nuts, and just a little tannic crunch. Savoury and very appetising.
Perfect pairing: Try our mackerel, celeriac and lemon recipe