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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

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry, deeply-coloured rosé or "clairet" 
Grapes 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
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%)


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

Region Costières de Nimes
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium-full bodied
Grapes 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
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%)


Domaine Saint Etienne Perserose Rosé 2012 IGP Pays du Gard
Domaine Saint Etienne Perserose Rosé 2012
Region Pays du Gard, south-west of Avignon
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium bodied.
Grapes Grenache, Syrah and Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
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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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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