It’s summer and sometimes the sun peeps through the clouds. When it does our thoughts turn to al fresco dining and garden parties. Fizz is often the beverage of choice, but how about something that looks beautiful, tastes of summer fruits and even matches flowery sun dresses?
Roséfine from Marrenon
The teardrop bottle with a heavy glass base and simple white label speaks of understated style. The light blush of the wine looks delightful in the bottle and tempting in the glass. Best served chilled and with beads of cool condensation. 10°C is perfect.
This creditable rosé is made with Grenache noir, Syrah and Merlot in vineyards in the south of France. It is harvested at night.
Appearance: clear and has a pale salmon pink colour
Nose: both citrus and floral notes. A suspicion of white blossom
Palate: light, delicate with hints of berries. Works well with salad and also fish or even fruit at the end of a summer meal.
Finish: not powerful but pleasingly medium long
Roséfine from Marrenon is a good choice for warm-weather sipping. It’s elegant and likely to have universal approval around the outdoor dinner table. Don’t forget the ice bucket, though.
L’Esprit de Provence Rosé from Le Grand Cros
This is an award-winning rosé and worth its accolade. Serve between 10°C and 12°C to enjoy this bottle at its best. This light pink wine is made from Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault which adds floral and strawberry. This is an exceptional wine and ideal with light dishes such as salad and shellfish.
The traditional bottle has a simple label in plain white. It’s understated and relies on the wine within for impact. Don’t overlook L’Esprit de Provence Rosé from Le Grand Cros.
Appearance: clear and peachy pink
Nose: red berries and strawberries, white blossoms
Palate: well-balanced, refreshing and fruity. A pleasing dry edge
L’Esprit de Provence Rosé from Le Grand Cros has class and character and is well worth a try this summer.