La Vie en RoseRegular price £10.25
Proof that French Rose isn't all about Provence. This delight from the Languedoc is 100% Cinsault.
With just a faint blush of colour, a hint of red fruits and a fleeting brush of subtle, spicy wood, this is a supremely balanced, savoury foodfriendly wine.
Grapes: 100% Cinsault
Innovation is rare in the wine world, but the innovation of a new category, that of a yearround Rose drinking, is one of the few major changes of drinking habit that has occurred in the recent past. This is a style of wine that will help even the most hardened of sceptics see the wine through rose tinted spectacles!
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Les CerisiersRegular price £10.95
As close to a Provence rose as you can get. Just don't tell your guests...
A pale, sublime and very elegant Rose with a lovely soft texture; delicate,fresh, red fruit flavours combined with the aromatic herbs of the Southern Rhone.
Grapes: 75% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
The Great Pretender: If you are particularly taken with the ever popular Provence style of Rose (pale, delicate, red fruit and a herbaceous note) but don't fancy shelling out over £10 per bottle, then this is the Rose for you! Made from a similar blend, this is a superb style and excellent value.
Saint Louis de Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2018Regular price £10.95
Fresh, vibrant and pale pink in colour. Dry in style with aromatic rose petals on the nose, this wine follows through with notes of cranberry and strawberry fruits on the palate with a crisp, dry finish.
Grapes: Grenache 50% Cinsault 30%, Syrah 20%
The Chocolate Block 2018 Boekenhoutskloof Half Bottle 375mlRegular price £13.95
Iconic South African wine by Marc Kent, one of the most innovative winemakers in South Africa. The 2018 wine is bigger and better than ever!
An earthy, rustic nose gives up aromas of leather, earth and spices over a backdrop of blackcurrant and ripe raspberry fruit. Harmonious and powerful on the palate, with a cocoa and pepper complexity. Most at home with spice-rubbed steaks, roast rib of beef, or game dishes.
Country: South Africa
Region: Franschhoek, Swartland
Grapes: 64% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cinsault, 1% Viognier
Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Rosé OrganicRegular price £19.95
A serious Rose with a strong personality.
Beautiful pale salmon colour with an appealiing lemon & herb nose followed by flavours of warm southern herbs & rich, rounded fruit. Very much a food wine with a powerful character & a delicious dry finish.
Grapes: 65% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 15% Cinsault
Domaine Lafran Veyrolles is an estate with a superb terroir and is widely recognised as one of the top three producers in the appellation. Jean-Marie Castell runs this small, traditional estate with just 10 ha of vines on the famous red clay soil of Bandol. The estate nestles in and is protected by the hills of the Cadière d'Azur and benefits from a maritime climate. The estate works organically and the yields are kept extremely low. Domaine Lafran Veyrolles reds have made it one of the star performers of the appellation … but don’t overlook the rosé wines as they deserve attention too!
Eté en Provence RoséRegular price £13.95
Very pale, a transparent onion skin pink. Generous fruit and restrained elegance: flavours of white peach, melon and berries, with satisfying weight and a clean, dry finish.
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet
Vacqueyras Les Cypres Jaboulet 2016Regular price £21.95
Jaboulet are one of the most highly respected winemakers in the Rhone Valley.
Ruby red in colour with violet hues. Notes of small macerated red berries on the nose, with a final hint of garrigue (Mediterranean undergrowth). A powerful and well-rounded palate, finishing on warm spicy notes.
Region: Vacqueyras, Rhone Valley
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
Since the early 19th century Paul Jaboulet Aine has been synonymous with quality wine in the Rhone. In 1834, Antoine Jaboulet (1807-1864) started working the land in this region, creating a lasting link between the Jaboulet name and the Rhone over the generations.
Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Rouge 2015 OrganicRegular price £23.95
A top notch wild and organic Bandol!
Mourvèdre at its best! Wild flavours of fresh earth, black pepper, cinnamon, bay, cloves and blackberry. The finish is fresh and quite dry. A great way to discover Mourvèdre-dominant wine.
Grapes: Mourvèdre 70%, Grenache 20%, Cinsault 10%
Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles is an estate with a superb terroir and is widely recognised as one of the top three producers in the appellation. Jean-Marie Castell runs this small, traditional estate with just 10ha of vines on the famous red clay soil of Bandol. The estate is nestled in the protective hillsides of the Cadière d'Azur and benefits from a maritime climate. The domaine works with minimal intervention: extremely low yields, organic viticulture and and natural winemaking including very limited sulphur dioxide.
Chateau Musar Red 2008Regular price £54.95
The wine has a beautiful rich,scarlet colour with an alluring nose of black and red fruits, cherries, coffee, leather and cloves. A good natural intensity with well integrated tannins and good acidity – this is a rich, warm, concentrated vintage of Chateau Musar showing an abundance of fruit, energy and considerable finesse. Mature and balanced with a long finish.
Region: Bekaa Valley
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache, and Mourvèdre