Casa Defra is temporarily out of stock – should be available from 12 August 2020
Discover ravishing Rosés from Spain, England, Italy & South Africa
“All in the Pink” Case Offer 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 sustainable production of their wines. Discover variety and value in this All in the Pink Case Offer – this case comes complete with Tasting Notes.
Casa Defra Pinot Grigio Rosé 2019 [2 bottles] IGT Delle Venezie, Italy
A delightful blush wine which is perfect for the summer. Delicate yet lively aromas of fresh raspberries and wild strawberry follow through to the flavours. A crisp, light rosé with a nice ripe, dry (but not bone dry) finish. Casa Defra (the house of brothers) was founded in 1908 – this is not the vintage on the label – but the proud heritage of the two families involved in the produciton of this wine. Cielo and Terra is a partnership of two families, Cielo what have been making wine for over a centurey and the Berici family who have excellent vineyards and growers. The result is a consistent, quality/value Rosé.
Dominio de Punctum Rosado 2019 (Organic & Biodynamic) [1 bottle] 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, ripe and elegant wine with excellent balance. Although pale in colour it has terrific, ripe, 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. If you want to find out more about the difference between organic and biodynamic, please read our short blog post. 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 2018 [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 2018 vintage, (South Africa 6 months ahead of us) 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 2018/19 [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, wild strawberry and raspberry flavours. It has excellent balance, freshness and good length. From the warm 2018 vintage, this English rosé is testament to how cool climate wines continue to develop and improve in bottle. 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.