OK, I’ll admit it from the start I really didn’t taste 100 rosés for Great Grape Day but I did have the opportunity.
This week is the
My favourite in the under £5.00 category was Domaine de Pellehaut rose 2006, a deep pink with a complex nose of strawberries and peaches with something a bit floral. In the over £12.50 category it was my first chance to taste Laurent Perrier Cuvee rosé brut NV, a wine that sells a lot in the
In the other price categories I was impressed by a Seidelberg Muscadel RosÉ) NV from South Africa. I’ve never tried a Muscadel based rosé before. This was a pale pink and all floral and honey on the nose with a good long finish. A Chilean rosé, Chocolan 2006, was an interesting blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot with lots of strawberries on the nose and in the mouth and a good finish. The widely available Selaks Merlot RosÉ) 2006 from New Zealand was also impressive.
My own favourite from my friends at The Secret Cellar in Tunbridge Wells was not in the tasting however. it’s a German from Pfalz,
And speaking of summer, this happened to be the warmest day in London for some time so was an auspicious day to taste rosés.