Rose wine, also known as blush, rosado and rosato, is usually made from red grapes or red grape varietals including cabernet sauvignon, grenache, malbec, merlot, pinot noir, sangiovese, syrah and zinfandel. The main difference between rose and red wine is the length of time the grape juice stays in contact with the skins.
Pinot Grigio grapes have rather dark skins and they are left in contact with the fermenting juice for just the right amount of time to give this delicate Rosé wine its pink colour. With a fragrant nose of flowers and fresh fruit, soft and ripe on the palate, with delicate hints of raspberries this is a very easy wine to drink.
A modern, easy drinking rose made from a blend of Regent, (60%), Dornfelder, (35%), Rondo (5%).
Spangly pink grapefruit in the glass, red fruit nose, tasting of mandarin, strawberries, pomegranate, bright acidity, a characterful English rose.
A classic rose made from Pinot Noir.
Luminescent, super pale, fragrant stone fruit nose, linear and austere, peachy, a hint of umami, lingering acidity, a rose with depth, purity and intrigue.
UK WINE AWARDS - SILVER---
DECANTER MAGAZINE 92 points
Best English Rose
Packaged in an extravagantly tall and elegant bottle, this is a very classy Côtes de Provence. The nose is delicately floral on first impression, but evolves ripe red fruits as it develops in the glass. The palate is dry with nicely balanced acidity, with redcurrant fruit lasting to the end of a long finish. A versatile wine- try with dishes as diverse as Cassoulet or chicken curry.
Bandol makes some of the most serious wines of Provence, and this is the case for rosé as well as red. Founded in 1896, Domaines Ott uses hand-picking, careful sorting and delicate pressing to make the superb Château Romassan Rosé. An extremely subtle, balanced and complex rosé showing fresh berry aromas and hints of spice. Serve at 10-12°C, as an aperitif, with sweetbreads or Asian cuisine. An extremely subtle, balanced and complex rosé showing fresh berry aromas and hints of spice. Serve at 10-12°C, as an aperitif, with sweetbreads or Asian cuisine.
This beautiful salmon-pink Provence rosé has a very pretty scent of crushed strawberries, peach, rose-water and orange blossom. On the palate, it is wonderfully dry and crisp with delicate summer berry fruits balanced by citrus zest acidity and a deliciously creamy finish. A fabulously sophisticated rosé that is perfect for summer picnics or evening aperitif.
Pale pink. intense aromas of raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant with a hint of pepper. rich palette with refreshing bright red fruit and peppery character. apparently dry, with attractive fruit-sweetness.
The Kozlović family have been making wine in the Istrian region of Croatia since 1904. The region borders Friuli and the wines, food and people have a real connection with their Italian neighbours. The winery is run by Gianfranco and Antonella Kozlović and they currently cultivate 25 hectares of vineyard. Gianfranco is a perfectionist and he is constantly striving to improve his wine. He takes a modern approach to winemaking and produces seriously good wines.