5 Best Rosé Wines For The Lockdown 2020

The best rosé wines taste a good as the sunshine makes you feel - a rapid succession of sips, a smacking of the lips and we are in a technicolour dream of memories, laughter, voices and whatever else comes to mind. Here’s a selection of fine rosé wines I have enjoyed of late - warning, there will be more coming!

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Winter rosé drinking - it works!

Dropping onto Tooley Street from London Bridge on a wet and wintry Monday evening hardly imbues the soul with the joy of life and, given a choice of beverage, I doubt I would opt for a cool rosé. However, remove the element of choice and thrust a glass of Lebanese Chateau Ksara, Sunset Rosé 2017, into my mit and the effect is both surprising and uplifting.

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Chateau des Ferrages Roumery Rosé 2017

Under 25 poundsWhen a lingering Indian summer collides with curry week, a blend of nostalgia and thirst summon desire for rosé. This smooth blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle and Clairette make for a medley of ripe summer fruits with even a touch of grapefruit, lending extra freshness.

Delicious rosé by famous winemaker, Michel Chapoutier

From more information on intnl. sellers: https://goo.gl/7PF2MB

Price ~£12 in the UK

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Domaine de la Grande Bauquière, Côtes de Provence Review

Summoning memories of lounging in the Mediterranean azure, this wine will transport you there instantly.

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Rosé wine: Discover your inner-pink for the summertime

Rosé wine is often derided for its simplicity, and yet, in huge contrast, the wine drinking public cannot get enough of it.

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As COVID-19 conspires with the grimmest of winds and rain to force a societal retreat behind our own front doors, the word ennui springs to mind. The muddle of displeasure is pierced when Natalia hands me a large bulbous glass of a liquid I do not recognise.

 

 

Britain’s lamentable exit

On the eve of Britain’s official departure from the EU, my partner and I decided to explore a small town on the Italian Riviera where thewintry cold doesn’t feel so much like cold war bite.

I had warned my significant other that I would be having an inverse departure party, a release of the sanity valve if you like!

 

Sitting inside the ancient castle walls inside the town of Soave, a short drive from Verona in northern Italy, the unique slightly almond aroma of the indigenous grape, Garganega, rises gently from my glass. The castle sprawls up the side of an extinct volcano that gives the region its variant soil structures that mark out the better quality of Soave wines.

 

Tanisha Townsend decided to move to Paris 4 years ago after regularly passing through the city en route to the world’s most famous vineyards. In fact, it was about 2 years ago at the Printemps de Champagne Bouzy Rouge tasting in Reims that I saw (who we shall now refer to as) GirlMeetsGlass chirpily speaking to her web followers on Snapchat.

 

The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of Saint James, rises out of the landscape, infested with antiquity. The rambling steep streets give way to shafts of dramatic light, emblazoned chapels, and tightly packed tapas bars, dusty, as old novels pressed together in antiquarian bookshops.

 

Driving into the Entre-Deux-Mers region from the north, the vineyards roll out like a bright green deep-pile carpet across the undulating land. It’s hard not to be excited about tasting wines with so much heritage, as we head to Chateau-Sainte-Marie to meet with 5th generation owner, Stéphane Dupuch. 

 

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