six summer rosés - and although there has not been much summery weather recently, a bit of unexpected sunshine today is the perfect excuse to try this Bel Air Perponcher Reserve rosé from The Wine Society.
I reviewed the Perponcher Reserve white not long ago as part of a review for the Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux campaign, and thought it very good indeed. In fact, every wine I have had from The Wine Society has been impressive.
And the good news is that this is no exception; pale salmon-pink in the glass, there is a ripe stone fruit, watermelon and a touch of aromatic spiciness on the nose.
Long and mouthfilling on the palate, there is lovely, rounded acidity, watermelon, peach and nectarine fruit and a good depth of flavour, with a touch of thick-skinned toasty-yeastiness and a persistent, savoury and mineral finish.
Well-made and balanced, it is a lovely, food friendly wine. Sealed under screwcap, it's suitable for picnics and would match well with cooked meats, hard cheeses, quiche and salad. And if there's any left-overs, it continues to improve with a bit of air.
And for indoor drinking, try matching with matching with lightly cooked pink fish, such as salmon, trout or tuna, or a starter or mozzarella, basil and tomatoes.
£8,50 from The Wine Society; provided for review.
The 2010 is now out of stock, but the 2011 is available.
The Wine Society - http://www.thewinesociety.com/
Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux - http://www.goodfoodwouldchoosebordeaux.com/