Ladies and gentlemen, we made it! Spring is definitely here, and whilst Erik has been willing it upon us for weeks we really do believe it's gotten warm enough to crack open the rosé! We don't care that it might rain, the warmth is enough, and there has been genuine, sandal and short wearing sunshine this week!
We're going classic Provençal this week and opted to open the 2016 Cru Classe Rose Rimauresque.
With the delightful delicate peach colour we've come to expect from rose from the south of France this is a fine frolicsome drop of wine with flavours of red currents and wild red berries laced with a minerality and acidity. The great fruit flavour is a result of the longer growing season that far south and the bright acidity that balances and keeps this wine wonderfully dry is thanks to the Mistral winds cooling the vineyards. Don't pair this wine with anything other than a glass and good company!
£17.99/bottle, £15.29/mixed six, £14.39/mixed case.
Next up we've decide to try a new wine from one of our favourite producers from the little-known reagion of Jumilla in Spain. The 2015 Pirapu Jumilla Monastrel Syrah by Ego Bodegas.
Sometimes all you want is an uncomplicated indulgent red, and the guys at Ego Bodegas are masters of this genre. Clean aromas of intense, potent black fruits with fine toasted notes from oak maturation. Smooth in mouth with an elegant structure, vivid and fruity mid-palate, finishing with mature and delicious tannins.
£17.99/bottle, £10.19/mixed six, £9.59/mixed case.