Discover 4 ravishing Rosés from Spain, England & South Africa
This case is just bursting with Summer flavours, but these distinctive, blush coloured, dry Rosés can be drunk all the year round. Think of them more like versatile light red wines. Four different styles, some are organic and biodynamic, but what they all have in common are excellent flavours that come from small family producers who take great care of their vineyards and the production of their wines. Discover variety and value – this case comes complete with Tasting Notes.
Dominio de Punctum Rosado 2018 (Organic & Biodynamic) [3 bottles] VdlT Castilla, Spain
Attractive, refined blush rosado. Strawberry and raspberry aromas with hints of watermelon are followed by bags of strawberry and blueberry flavours. This is a fresh, elegant and structured wine with excellent balance. Although pale in colour it has terrific, full flavours and overall lightness of touch. Made from Garnacha and Bobal grapes.
You could drink this on its own, but it will partner a wide range of foods from fish, chicken to spicy dishes and salads and, of course, Barbecues. Comparable to a Provence Rosé; simply delicious.
From the Fernandez family organic Estate in central Spain. They do not use any synthetic pesticides, herbicides on the soil, or chemicals in the winery, and all their wines have organic status. Biodynamic is a step further; they gained this added status in 2011. They harvest the grapes at night and their work in the vineyards coupled with careful winemaking produces some brilliant quality, brilliant value wines.
Barton Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 [1 bottle] Walker Bay, South Africa
Just off dry, this delightful Pinot Noir Rosé has enticing, strawberry fruit aromas. It is smooth and elegant with cherry and strawberry flavours coupled with a prolonged aftertaste. Although it is from 2017 vintage, this wine is still drinking very well. Pinot Noir is not the easiest grape to grow, but Barton Estate have achieved success with this wine. The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the early morning at optimum ripeness, selected, crushed, de-stalked and left on the skins for 6 hours. From family-run vineyards and winery in the Botriver area (of Walker Bay) about an hour East of Cape Town.
Tarima Rosado 2018 [1 bottle] DO Alicante, Spain
A contrast in style, this Rosado is made from the Monastrell grape which has made a very full flavoured, dry rosado. It has appealing aromas of cherry fruit and herbs, which are followed by refreshing, vibrant cherry fruit flavours which belie its pale colour. It has great structure and length with a lightly rounded finish. This Rosado is simply bursting with fruit and flavour and will be an excellent match with a wide range of dishes, from vegetarian to fish and chicken. It is, of course, perfect with Tapas. From family-run Bodegas Volver and their well respected wine maker Rafael Cañizares.
a’Becketts Rams Cliff Rosé 2018 [1 bottle] Wiltshire, England
Pinot Noir leads the blend in this delicate, dry and fruity English Rosé. Red fruit aromas and followed by fresh, ripe strawberry flavours. It has excellent balance, freshness and good length. At 11% abv this is the perfect aperitif or lunchtime Rosé. Paul and Lynn Langham were amongst the early group of English vine growers, and proudly proclaim themselves as Wiltshire’s largest vineyard. At 4 hectares. this is tiny even by English standards! The vineyard is in Littleton Panell, just North of Salisbury Plain. The village is overlooked by the Rams Cliff escarpment and they have named this classic English Rosé after this local feature.