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Rosé wines
Rosé wines
Rosé is a much underrated style of wine, due mainly to the fairly dire, mass-produced offerings to be had from many of the large chains and supermarkets. Much better to stick with the smaller producers, who lavish much more care on the wines they produce.


Domaine d'Archimbaud Les IV Pierre Rosé 2012 IGP Languedoc Saint-Saturnin
Domaine d'Archimbaud Les IV Pierre Rosé 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Coteaux du Languedoc - Fontès, north east of Béziers
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium bodied
Grapes 50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Light meat or fish dishes, salads, apéritif
Next day
Still excellent
Drink Now, or over the next 2 or 3 years
This is top-notch rosé - a vin de pressurage (the grapes are used only for this wine), rather than the more common by-product of the red winemaking process. A delightful, deep salmon pink/orange colour. A nose of summer berry fruits, peach and apple. Lively and refreshing to drink, with bags of fresh red berry and white tree fruits, gentle spiciness, juicy orange and zesty lime. With a sweet and sour red fruit finish, this has none of the bitterness often found in many Languedoc rosés. Organic.
 

Price:  £9.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Turner Pageot 48H 2012 Vin de France
Turner Pageot 48H 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry, deeply-coloured rosé or "clairet" 
Grapes 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Cold cuts, light meat dishes, grilled sardines, pizza
Next day
Still fine
Drink Now, or over the next 3 to 5 years
Clairet is a term the Bordelais use for a light red wine, or a very dark rosé. The method is basically saignée (the free-run juice) but taken only after an extended 48 hour maceration (hence the name 48H). The colour is more of a bright ruby red than rosé, and the nose is distinctly fruity, with notes of raspberry and redcurrant, subtle hints of peach and apricot and a delightful smokiness. There is a welcome hint of rusticity to the palate – and even a touch of grape skin tannin - but it is essentially soft and gloriously fruity, even quite rich and mouth-filling, whilst remaining perfectly balanced, with a tangy, peppery bite to the finish. Think of a young Pinot Noir or a top-quality Cru Beaujolais and add a touch of soft, ripe southern fruit and you’re just about there. A really delicious, even quite serious wine. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

Price:  £11.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Terre des Chardons Rosée d'Été 2012 Costières de Nimes
Terre des Chardons Rosée d'Été 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Costières de Nimes
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium-full bodied
Grapes 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food Aperitif, light meat or fish dishes, cold cuts and salads
Next day
Still excellent
Drink Now, or over the next 2 to 3 years
A delightful pale copper/pink colour, offering aromas of ripe red fruits, peach, apple and orange blossom and an intriguing touch of florality and smokiness. The palate is soft, almost creamy, medium-rich, with loads of summer fruit flavours, shot through with garrigue herbs and a gentle spiciness, cracking acidity and a long finish. This is serious rosé, not cheap, but definitely on a par with many of the more expensive Provence rosés (Bandol included). Lovely stuff! Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

Price:  £11.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Saint Etienne Perserose Rosé 2012 IGP Pays du Gard
Domaine Saint Etienne Perserose Rosé 2012
Vintage
2012
Region Pays du Gard, south-west of Avignon
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium bodied.
Grapes Grenache, Syrah and Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Aperitif, cold cuts, shellfish, char-grilled meats, pizza
Next day
As good
Drink Now, or over the next couple of years
A lovely pale salmon/onion skin colour. Lovely fresh raspberry, red cherry and garrigue herb aromas, with a nice whiff of woodsmoke. The palate offers spiced apple and redcurrant, gently creamy, with a touch of fennel and spice and zesty acidity. A delightfully fresh rosé, with a touch of grip.
 

Price:  £7.75 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de Ravanès Le Guepier Rosé 2011 IGP Pays d'Hérault Coteaux de Murviel
Domaine de Ravanes Le Guepier Rosé 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Thézan-les-Béziers, 10km north of Béziers
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium bodied
Grapes 66% Cinsault, 34% Merlot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food As an aperitif, or with chicken, pork, cold cuts
Next day
As good
Drink Now, or over the next 2 to 3 years
A lovely pink rose/onion skin colour. Wonderfully fragrant - strawberry, peach and redcurrant fruit aromas, soft citrus too, with a touch of cream and vanilla. So many rosés (even some of the better ones) can have a bit of the sweet shop about them, but this one has none of that - it really is delightfully fresh, fruity, delicate and soft, with some real complexity and a soft orange and redcurrant finish. It really is lovely stuff.
 

Price:  £8.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Prieuré Sainte Marie d'Albas Rosé 2010 Corbières
Vintage
2010
Region Corbieres - Moux, between Carcassonne and Narbonne
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium bodied. 
Grapes 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food Grilled meats, pizza, fish, cold cuts, salads, aperitif
Next day
Good - stays very fresh
Drink Now, or over the next 2 to 3 years
Crystal clear and copper-coloured with salmon pink highlights. Beautifully fragrant, with aromas of raspberry, cherry, mint and garrigue herbs. Bags of juicy red cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate, with a gently creamy texture. This is a "proper" rosé, made from pressed grapes (rather than the usual "saignée" or free-run method), nicely rounded and without any of the slightly bitter notes found in many other rosés. A lovely wine, which strikes a balance between easy-drinking soft summer fruits and refreshing crispness.
 

Price:  £8.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Chateau Pradeaux Rosé 2010 Bandol
Chateau Pradeaux Rosé 2010
Vintage
2010

Region Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, between Marseilles and Toulon
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium-full bodied
Grapes 55% Mourvedre, 45% Cinsault
Alcohol (a.b.v)
12.5%
Food Light meat or fish dishes, game, sautéed vegetable dishes
Next day
Still excellent
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years
As always with Pradeaux Rosé, this has the most exquisite, ultra-pale onion skin/blood orange colour – really beautiful to look at. It is a vin de pressurage, meaning that it is made from a direct pressing of the grapes, rather than the usual saignée (free-run juice) method. The nose has aromas of wild strawberry, redcurrant and pale peach, along with some delightful notes of rose petals, forest floor, hedgerow and garrigue - it really is an elegant, subtle, yet considerably complex wine. There's just a hint of creaminess, which also manifests itself on the palate, with a combination of delicate red fruits and citrus and a light herbiness. There's ample acidity and a mineral streak which, combined with just the right amount of grape tannin, makes for a pretty serious, yet beautifully rounded wine, which develops beautifully over a period of several hours in the decanter. This is a wine that tends towards elegance, rather than power, yet it has a very impressive finish, with tangy, zesty, herby, lightly spicy flavours lingering long on the finish. One of the world's great rosés.
 

Price:  £17.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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A Dozen Rosés - Save 10%
A Dozen Rosés
It looks like Summer is set to carry on for a good while yet - so why not try our specially priced sample case, covering our current range of rosés, which range from young and fruity, through to serious (not to mention age-worthy) wines, worthy of contemplation. Whatever the style, our carefully chosen rosés are a world away from the artificially sweet and sickly wines favoured by the UK supermarkets. The wines in this selection normally retail separately at £127.55. This 12-bottle case is offered at the special price of £114.79 (a saving of 10%). Please note - this offer is limited to one per customer. The offer comprises the following wines;

2 x Domaine Saint Etienne Perserose Rosé 2012 IGP Pays du Gard
2 x Domaine de Ravanès Le Guepier Rosé 2011 IGP Pays d'Hérault Coteaux de Murviel
2 x Prieuré Sainte Marie d'Albas Rosé 2010 Corbières
1 x Domaine d'Archimbaud Les IV Pierre Rosé 2012 IGP Languedoc Saint-Saturnin
1 x Domaine Turner Pageot 48H 2012 Vin de France
1 x Terre des Chardons Rosée d'Été 2012 Costières de Nimes
1 x Chateau La Dournie Rosé 2011 Saint-Chinian
1 x Chateau d'Estoublon Le Rosé 2011 Les Baux de Provence
1 x Chateau Pradeaux Rosé 2010 Bandol
 

Price:  £114.79 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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We deliver only to UK and Northern Ireland addresses. The minimum order value is £75 (plus the delivery charge). You may of course choose a mix of any wines in our range. Orders between £75 and £200: delivery charge is £7.50. Orders over £200: delivery is free! (If your order is over £200, please remember to change the delivery charge in checkout to £0.00). Please note: Delivery to non-mainland addresses (Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc.) is usually possible, but may not be on a next-working-day basis. It is also more expensive than delivery to mainland addresses, so will be charged at cost (for orders under £200) but with a small discount for orders over £200 - please call us for a quote.

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