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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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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Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Rosé

 It was a beautiful late May Saturday in Dulwich, SE London, so I invited Natalia to the park to share a bottle of pink Champagne Taittinger Nocturne. 

This rosé champagne is made from 70% pinot noir which gives it the bright strawberry fruitiness and good bite of fresh acidity. The remaining 30% of the grape blend is chardonnay which adds a little softness and elegance to the mouthfeel.

Taittinger is one of the big Champagne houses but still retains that family approachability. We have caught up with Clovis and Vitalie Taittinger this year in London who are both great ambassadors for champagne and great fun representatives of Taittinger.

The Champagne Taittinger Nocturne has a wide open appeal and a touch flamboyancey about it (not least represented in the packaging!!). It's perfect for just about every summer party you might be throwing this year. Just think playfulness and Dionysus.

Taittinger Nocturne Rosé ‘City Lights’ NV

Harrods, Ann et Vin

RRP: £60

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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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Les Pins Couchés, Rosé 2015, Jean-Luc Colombo

Colombo wines are a favourite with Secret Sommelier. Les Pins Couches fits the bill for a clean light summer fruit mix of strawberry and raspberry with a refreshing finish that just might have you reaching for a second bottle. This could easily pair well with a range of dishes including pizza with roasted artichokes and peppers, cured smoked salmon, grilled or bbq’ed mackerel fillets with chilli jam…

RRP: £11.10 from: Harrods

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