The autumn sun is fading away, but not so the desire for a bit of rosé!
We’re making roast chicken in sumac and pomegranate molasses – an old favourite – so decided this is as good a time as any to open an English rosé:
A 2018 Chapel Down, made with something like 7 different grape varieties (the majority of which is Pinot Noir) – this is another proof that English still wines are getting better all the time (sing it like the Beatles!).
Lovely aroma of strawberries, watermelon and cranberries, but also an underlying floral, as well as herbal whiff (tarragon-like). Lively and zesty on the palate, with a mixture of fresh summer berries, wet stones, and a sherbet fizz on the finish. There is something very ‘clean tasting’ (the other half’s words) about this wine. Definitely a good example of what an English wine can achieve, especially in a good year!
What are you drinking this week?