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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 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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Domaine Turner Pageot 48H 2013 Vin de France
Vintage
2013

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, curries
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 indeed it is closer in style to a red wine, with masses of juicy redcurrant, raspberry, orange and garrigue herb aromas and flavours, genuine body and depth and even a modicum of tannin. Deliciously ripe and rounded, with a hint of peachy richness, but with enough acidity and grip to make it a perfect match for many different dishes. A delicious wine. Certified organic and biodynamic.
 

Price:  £11.30 (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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l'Argentier Aramon Rosé 2014 Vin de France
l'Argentier Aramon 2014
Vintage
2014

Region Sommières, in western Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry rosé, medium bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% old-vine Aramon
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Grilled vegetables, cold cuts, salads, pizza
Next day
Still good
Drink Now or over the next couple of years
Lovely aromas of red fruits and herbs, with hints of white fruits, roasted meat and fennel. The palate is soft and luscious, unlike many others of its kind, with flavours of ripe eating apples, raspberry, redcurrant and peach, together with a delightfully creamy texture and perhaps even a touch of grape tannin. And whilst there is plenty of juicy acidity on offer, there is nary a hint of the bitter pithiness one often finds in so many rosés. A lovely, gentle, yet surprisingly complex rosé.
 

Price:  £10.99 (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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Minimum order value, delivery charges, times and restrictions
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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