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Favourite summer roses 2019?


#21

I really should update you all on my pink wine quest!

@tom - really enjoyed both the Mesclances and Corse-Calvi - the Mesclances in particular was utterly lovely (and I wasn’t expecting to like it as much because it was so light!) Definite buy-again wine.

@Inbar That Tavel!! :heart_eyes: It is possibly my fave ever rose. I can see why people buy it by the case!

@Kent_wino - I shared the Galoupet with a friend in the garden and it disappeared very quickly over lots of good conversation! :smile: We both really loved it, and I’d probably never have chosen it, so thanks.

I also bought a bottle of the Muga rose, but it doesn’t appear to be on our website, sadly. Highly recommend it if you can get some. :slight_smile:


#22

https://www.decantalo.com/en/muga-rosado.html#37345
Majestic also used to stock it but I buy mine here :yum::point_up:


#23

I read this as roses and thought “Oh, that’s a good idea - I like Gertrude Jeykll” before I realised my fundamental error…


#24

The Muga rose was on the website for a few weeks, up until a couple of weeks ago. So I guess Laura, you picked up one of the last few showroom bottles.


#25

Oh no! I’ll have to pop by later and see if they have any left and snaffle another one.

That’s good intel, thanks @Leah, at least I can always find it somewhere! :smiley:

Last night I was at the M-I-L’s for Quizzy Mondays and she had bought a bottle of this from Sainsburys:

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/sainsburys-touraine-rose-taste-the-difference-75cl

I was pretty impressed, actually! Lacked some of the depth/complexity of the roses I tried above, but then it’s only £7! Went very well with Spanish pork stew. :slight_smile:


#26

Aldi used to sell an absolutely lovely Touraine Rose - but looks like it’s out of stock at the moment. If it ever comes back - you should definitely give it a go! It trumps the Sainsbury’s one in my opinion. :slight_smile:


#27

That’s a great shout, thanks Inbar! We do regularly use Aldi so I’ll keep an eye out. I don’t think I’ve tried many of their roses, I’m guessing it’s a bit hit and miss but I’ll report back if I find any gems.


#28

We’ve drunk a few rosés this year but certainly not as many as 2018’s summer.

I would give a big recommendation to that Tavel as well - such a good wine. Real depth of flavour and works brilliantly with food or just sun :sunglasses:

On that theme we went for a few of the darker rosés this year and really enjoyed them, along with a few standard Provence numbers.

This Provence was a winner and also a big tick for the Eulalie previously mentioned.
Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé, Domaine Tour Campanets 2018

Of the darker hued ones I thought this best - great with some BBQ marinated chicken
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Contesa 2018
and this great value
Señorio de Sarrίa Rosado, Navarra 2018


#29

We are also fans of the Bel Air Perponcher rose. A Bordeaux wine under screwtop - that is quite unusual I think. This summer our favourite rose, in an admittedly small field, was by Katy Jones and available at an excellent wine shop about 30 mins drive away.
https://www.farehamwinecellar.co.uk/product/apres-la-pluie-rose/