Lovely light pink in appearance with a lifted perfume of wild strawberries, warm cherry pie and sherbet. Vibrant and fresh on the palate, with a fresh, lively cherry fruit character and a fragrant finish.
On the nose this wine displays aromas of sweet raspberries and strawberries with delicate floral notes. The palate is lively bursting with crisp red berry flavours and a good persistent finish.
The Tempranillo grapes for this wine were harvested at the end of September 2015. They underwent pre-fermentative cold maceration for a few hours to extract colour. Alcoholic fermentation took place at less than 22°C. This wine was bottled in January 2016 and spent two months in bottle before being released for sale.
This Rosado 2015 shows a pale pink colour with pearl tones. On the nose there is an intense aroma of strawberry sweets. The aromas are dominated by fruit with a touch of cream. On the palate this wine is sweet with good volume and the flavours of fruit - strawberry and cream candy is one of the dominant flavours.
This wine should be served well chilled. It is perfect to drink on a hot summer's day and also goes well with seafood, salad and rice dishes.
A red cherry colour with hints of purple. Fresh on the nose with cherry and almond blossom, a hint of dog rose and notes of red fruits. In the mouth it has a tight attack and good weight which is kept lively with savoury structure and lifted acidity. Good
Merlot makes a great rosé, light and refreshing with a pleasant summer-fruit fragrance and flavour.
Strawberry pink in colour with bright reflections, this youthful, fresh rose has bags of ripe red fruit on the nose with a hint of white spice. The palate is medium bodied, crisp and fruity and the finish is clean and lingering.
Lovely salmon-pink colour, this fruity Rosato has delicate perfumes of red cherries and strawberries. The palate is dry and intense with lingering strawberry hints on the finish.
The Castaño family owns over 410 hectares of vineyards in the Yecla DO in south-eastern Spain. 80% of these vineyards are planted with the native Monastrell variety. Castaño symbolises the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm climate wines made from grapes grown at altitude and transformed into robustly modern wines. For several generations, Bodegas Castaño has been a pioneer in the region.
The Castaño Monastrell Rosé is grown in the Castaño family vineyards, situated in the north of Yecla located at an altitude of 750m above sea level. The vineyards are dry-farmed and the vines are grown on poor, limestone soil. The roots of the vines therefore grow deep into the earth in search for precious minerals and nutrients, which in turn helps to ensure healthy, ripe, flavoursome grapes.
The wine is made 100% from Monastrell. Grapes undergo a direct pressing without maceration of the skins. Fermentation takes place at 16C in stainless steel and undergoes cold stabilisation before bottling. This Monastrell Rosado offers fresh, red fruits on the nose. On the palate it is soft and fruity, with prominent cherry and strawberry flavours, vibrant acidity and a long, lifted finish.
Chapel Down produces a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with the award-winning range of Curious beers & cider. Their sparkling wines are created using the Traditional Method, the same as Champagne, from fruit sourced from the South-East of England.
Fruit is sourced from vineyards in Kent, Essex, Sussex and Dorset. This wine undergoes cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by full malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured on its fine lees in tank for six months before bottling. It then spends on average another 18 months ageing on lees in bottle.
This wine is a delicate rose petal pink in colour with a fine prolonged mousse, lemon sherbet on the nose with hints of blackcurrant, rosehip and wild strawberry on the palate.
Chapel Down Sparkling English Rose is great as an aperitif or with canapés, alternatively pair with with a summer fruit pudding.
Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of their Top 30 Rosés (see blue link below).
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. At that time, Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties: Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right.
At Charles Melton Wines, great emphasis is placed on the quality of fruit. All grapes are dry grown and harvested from the winery's own 80 acres of prime Barossa vineyard land, as well as from a select group of grapegrowers. Yields are extremely low with often only one tonne per half hectare and the vineyards are truly old with many exceeding 80 years.
A number of key techniques are important to the Rose of Virginia. Cold soak on skins followed by clear settling of the juice helps heighten the aromatics, and co-fermentation of the major varieties delivers the superb hue. A six to eight week cool alcoholic fermentation is followed, before bottling to retain as much youthful zest and life as possible.
This wine has a fragrant Turkish Delight bouquet, with a little pepper and spice to help keep it grown up. The usual unique vibrant cerise tint adds colour to the table. Balanced acidity, tannin and weight give the usual Rose of Virginia combination of richness yet crispness. It will retain its fruit sweetness and perfume over a couple of years at least.