Producer: Gérard Bertrand
Region: AOP Languedoc
Grape variety: Grenache (40%), Cinsault (30%) Mouvèdre (30%)
Residual sugar level: <1
Closure type: Vinolok (glass)
Colour: Pale salmon pink
Medal: Gold in the Global Rosé Masters 2020
While a celebrity association for any brand is a great way to rapidly raise awareness, it doesn’t provide a guarantee that the product is any good. Thankfully, the world of rosé has a set of labels that combine a fine drink with a famous name. But which is the best? Well, judging by this year’s Global Rosé Masters, it is a brand made by Gérard Bertrand in collaboration with rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse. Called Hampton Water, in reference to the popularity of delicate dry rosé in Long Island’s top summer destination, The Hamptons, it’s a barely-pink wine, but with plenty of punch, delivering lingering layers of white fleshed fruit from nectarine to peach, along with a hint of red berries, and a gentle citrus acidity.