|Flared Trousers - trendy ?|
All three perhaps tend to be most in fashion at the top of the economic cycle when their fun, frivolous nature is most in tune with the zeitgeist.
So a damp, chilly evening in mid-autumn when the economic climate is not so, well, rosy may seem an odd time to try a rosé, but then anything pink that can hold its own under those less-than auspicious circumstances surely should be taken seriously regardless of the vagaries of fashion.
This rosé is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot and comes from the little-written-about region of Bergerac on the rump end of Bordeaux which produces some fairly hefty wines when made as reds there.
A food rosé, then ? There are strawberries and redcurrants on the nose, hints of ripe tropical fruits, some spritz, an unusual but pleasant hoppiness; it is mouthfilling and both slightly elusive yet more-ish, well-structured with a long, balanced finish; a good summery quaffing wine but with the body and acidity to stand up to foods such as cream cheese and even a light goulash with sour cream and tomatoes.
If you are the type and don't have small children, it would probably work well with garden-party canapes, too.
£6.64 from Waitrose - supplied for review.
Waitrose - http://www.waitrosewine.com/
Bergerac Wines website - http://www.vins-bergerac.fr/
Bergerac wines on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergerac_AOC