Taste our pick of the pinks - PollWinners in waiting for just £6.67 abottle!With the unbeatable combination of richfruit character and crisp, mouth-wateringrefreshment, great rosés like these arethe last word in versatility. Youll taste therosé versions of big-name favourites IlPapavero and The Black Stump,brimming with ripe Summer fruits.Ginestières and Viña Nava are madefrom Grenache/Garnacha - "the bestgrape for rosé" according to the WineSpectator, while Amoras and Los Rosalesare rich, ripe and extremely satisfying.
Ginestières Rose 2010 Juicy new southern French pink from a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru legend Grenache is the grape behind pricey and impressive Provence rosés but here you have a slightly darker, richer, fruitier version from further west along the coast in the sun-blessed Minervois region, and from a star estate there. Its made by local hero Claude Gros, who perfected his skills at a leading Saint- Emilion château, La Fleur Morange, some years ago. There he attracted the attention of influential critic Robert Parker (scoring a supreme 96/100 for his top cuvée) but soon yearned to return home and make wines every bit as good, for a lot less! His latest release - this crisply fruity, stylish rosé - is plump with Summer berry fruits and finely balanced acidity. Serve chilled with salmon en croute, grilled chicken or pasta salads.
Amoras Rosado 2010 Exhilarating Cabernet-rich rosé with brilliant berry fruit from a highly awarded Portuguese estate. Forget the Mateus rosé of a bygone era and discover the fabulous rosés of Portugal today. Many of Portugals red grapes, when picked young and with good acidity, make the ideal varieties to go into fresh, berry-filled rosados - perfect Summer drinking. Amoras is from Casa Santos Lima, a fabulous single estate situated north of Lisbon, which has been in the da Silva family for several generations. Winemaker is the world-renowned José Neiva, who, for this wine, has combined a rigorous selection of indigenous grapes with a large portion of deep, blackcurrant Cabernet from the estates well- tended vineyards. A refreshing glassful on its own, its also spot-on with all sorts of seafood - José particularly recommends salt-and-pepper squid.
Il Papavero Rosato 2010 The mighty Poppy wine in pink - enjoy all of its crisp, red berry freshness today! Winemaker Scipione Giuliani has an amazing network of contacts, and travels the length and breadth of Italy looking for particularly outstanding parcels of grapes. Some of you may have already enjoyed his Il Papavero Primitivo, sourced from the sunny vineyards of Puglia. The fruity rosato is pure Nero dAvola, the top-quality speciality of Sicily, which makes very deeply coloured reds and also lusciously pink pinks!Like the red Papavero, this wine takes its name from the Italian word for poppy, the wild red flower historically found growing in and around many Italian vineyards, adding colour and warmth to the fields. Delicious on its own, its vibrant fruit will also match the gentle spice of Thai crab cakes or a salmon stir-fry.
Viña Nava 2010 The best value Spanish pink in our cellars - simply chill and enjoy We first came across this rosado courtesy of a tip off from friends in Rioja. The lesser known region of Navarra offers good value alternatives to Rioja, but in particular has always been - as Tim Atkin MW says - "Spains best pink wine region". Thats because here the Garnacha grape (as opposed to Riojas Tempranillo) is king and Garnacha is simply "the best grape for rose" (Wine Spectator).Made by the highly experienced Alsace born Benoit Dreyer, this pink has all the lashings of strawberries and cream flavours that have led previous vintages to Gold medal success - but with an even fresher, zingier finish thanks to the superb 2010 vintage in Spain. Delicious on its own, its a winner, too, with chicken, cold meats or grilled sardines.
Los Rosales Chapel Vineyard Rosé 2011 Chile is renowned for its superb Bordeaux-style reds and crisp whites and, though less well known, its rosés are a delicious, fruity-fresh balance of the two. The wine is the creation of the excellent Viña La Rosa, a winery founded in 1824 and one of the oldest in Chile. At the time, establishing an estate and planting a vineyard was all the rage among the nouveau riche. Today, the estate is in the hands of the sixth generation and, with 700 hectares of vines, can afford the luxury of using only estate-grown fruit. The grapes for this juicy rosé are taken from a single vineyard within a narrow, hidden valley that produces really ripe fruit. Enjoy as a glass on its own or with grilled white fish or salads and herby quiches.
Black Stump Shiraz Durif Rose 2011 Rich and refreshing Aussie rosé - part of the iconic Black Stump family. Outrageously delicious! On the scale of pink wines, this is a big, hearty style, with very deep colour, structure and loads of berry flavour. Instead of making it 100% from Durif, Trophy-winning winemaker Alan Kennett majored this vintage on blackberry- and liquorice-scented Shiraz pepped up by a portion of Durif, a variety that was created in south western France in the 1880s. Long used in Australias Rutherglen to produce a very deeply coloured red wine, it has more recently been adopted in the Riverina. The most gentle pressing of the grapes releases all the deep fruit youd expect from the Shiraz and Durif grapes. With juicy berry fruit and weighty texture, The Black Stump rosé is a great apéritif and a match for seared tuna, pork chops or prawn pilaf.
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