As it’s the hottest day of the year so far (not hard, tbh) I was invited back to TalkRadio to taste some summery rosé wines with Mike Graham & Georgia Frost. Here are the three we tasted to try and get a handle on go-to styles, where you know what you’re going to get…
Pale and dry rosé wine
Your go-to style: Côtes de Provence
Provencal pinks are incredibly popular at the moment and should be your go-to choice if you want something dry and sophisticated. The unique ‘terroir’ of Provence gives these wines a slightly saline, mineral finish. They whisper white peach, strawberry and licorice rather than shout ‘fruit bomb!’ If this rosé were a dance it would be classical ballet: always pale satin pink like a ballet shoe, but capable of those complex twists and turns. There’s a strength that belies its elegant looks. This style can get quite pricey but there are good ones out there from about £8.
Grapes: Usually a blend of Grenache and Cinsault, sometimes with a splash of Rolle, Syrah and others.
We love: Rosé de Leoube by Château Leoube. £15.99 from Ocado