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Claymore Whole Lotta Love Rosé 2013£13.35
Rose petals and apple blossom sit alongside morello cherry and strawberry fruits on the nose. The aromatics indicate a level of sweetness so the off-dry nature of the wine is a welcome counterpoint. There is nothing cloying or sugary about this wine.
Down The Rabbit Hole Friends & Lovers Sangiovese Rosé£14.95
‘Friends & Lovers’ Rosé fills your mouth with bright berry and apricot flavours and has a refreshingly dry finish. These Sangiovese grapes know how to please. On a warm sunny day, with your favourite people around you, this wine brings joy and bliss.
Pale crimson with a salmon hue.
Field strawberries and fresh apricot with a hint of rose petal.
The palate is dry and vibrant, packed with fresh strawberries, raspberries and apricot. Cranberry lingers with a crisp and refreshing finish.
Five Geese “Volpacchiotto” Rosé 2016£16.95
Sue Trott’s five geese live in the dam at the bottom of the garden experience fluctuating numbers thanks to their intrepid predator, Mr. Fox. Forgivingly, Sue names her latest release, a Nero d’Avola rose after Volpacchiotto, meaning fox cub in Italian.
Pretty, bright crimson pink
Fresh, bright red fruits and spice with a little of the typical Nero d’ Avola quince character coming through.
Lovely crisp flavoursome palate with good texture and acidity and a long dry, savoury finish lingering with rhubarb and quince.
Hugh Hamilton, “Goldilocks”, Moscato (500ml)£13.50
Goldilocks is not too heavy and not too light! Low in alcohol, with palate-friendly sweetness, balanced fresh acidity, and a little fizz. Pale pink with orange hints – and tiny bubbles, evidence of the spritz retained at bottling.
Muscat character is best described as, well… “muscat character”. But that’s not much help… so let’s try “floral”, “grapy”, “musky”, “sweet”, “fruity”. Maybe “Turkish delight”. Goldilocks is for every hour of the day! Think brunch time with blueberry pancakes or eggs Benedict. It’s just the thing in the afternoon in the garden with a jam scone.
As the sun goes down Goldilocks sparkles, enjoy a glass or two before you go out, or as a pre-dinner drink. After the main meal this is the ideal sorbet to refresh the palate. Serve chilled!
Please note that Goldi comes in 500ml bottles.
Hugh Hamilton, Floozie, Sangiovese Rosé 2016£13.95
We like our rosé fresh and lively – which is why it’s based on Sangiovese … famed for its crisp acidity and bright aromas and flavours. Floozie will not doubt make for a happier human race – or at least a few select members who partake of this wine!
Maxwell ‘Little Demon’ Grenache Rosé£12.75
In 1871 Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell (Mark Maxwell’s Great Grandfather) proposed a thought experiment, that involved a hypothetical creature acting as a gatekeeper between two compartments to sort gas molecules according to their speed. At first glance, such a system could potentially create energy from nothing… theoretically impossible given the laws of physics. This hypothetical gatekeeper became known to physicists as Maxwell’s Little Demon, and has stirred debate in the science community for more than a century.
Beautiful pink, salmon in colour while aromatic rose, Turkish delight and fresh strawberry gives a very attractive aroma.
The palate is light and fresh showing generous cherry, strawberry and aromatic spices. Well balanced, a drier style of rosé, highlighting the fresh fruit, crisp acidity. The grapes used in this wine are from Mark Maxwell’s 88 year Old Vine Grenache. Top, top grapes used on this wine giving complexity and interest and making it beautifully easy to drink.
Poggio L’Apparita, San Michele N.3 Rosé, DOC Maremma Toscana, 2016£13.95
MAREMMA DOC TOSCANA
Maremma, Tuscany’s “wild frontier” is fast becoming the Napa Valley of Tuscany. Maremma, though only a two hour drive south-west of the city of Florence stands in stark contrast to the ordered Chianti hillsides. The undeveloped region is what keeps it safe from the main tourist drag while acting as a serious draw for in-the-know wine lovers.
This micro-production rosé (2500 bottles made) is crafted from 100% Sangiovese in the Maremma area of Tuscany.
COLOUR & NOSE
Pale watermelon pink, very attractive. Floral aromas of rose hips, red fruits and gentle pink pepper spice.
Complex with notes of sour cherry and watermelon. This gorgeous wine has a long supple finish. Pairs well with light summer fare like grilled pork, summer pastas and salads.
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