Sunday, 5 June 2016
It does not have to be hot and sunny to drink rosé - but it helps.
These three pinks are all very different in style and budget, but all have relatively similar flavour profiles and will match with prawn or salmon starters.
Or, on a hot enough day, serve as an aperitif in the garden with friends.
Inexpensive, Expressive New World
Cleefs Classic Collection Rosé 2014 (£8.95, independents) aromatic, ripe and plump with soft red fruits and a touch of toasty, mineral pungency; a sophisticated, crowd-pleasing easy-drinker.
Sophisticated and unsual Sancerre pink
Joseph Mellot Sancerre Le Rabault Rosé 2014 (£18.80, independents) ripe soft red fruits, a hint of smokiness and mineral salinity.Very deft and elegant.
Classy and aristocratic pink fizz
Taittinger Nocturne Rosé ‘City Lights’ NV (£60.40, Harrods, Ann et Vin) redcurrant fruit, refreshing citrus and leesy minerality. Fine mousse. Weighty and substantial yet deft and adept.
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