Named after the wayside cross that stands at 946 metres (3100 feet) above sea level on the summit of Mont Sainte Victoire, this top cuvée from Château Gassier is a selection of the best parcels. It is as serious as any rosé can get, rich and packed with red fruits as well as a light tannic structure. The aftertaste, ripe and fruity, suggests the wine needs to age. Drink from late 2016 or early 2017.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.