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Whispering Angel Provence Rosé, invokes angels

Hello everyone

I can`t believe how much Rosé we are selling. Mostly of a pale salmon pink colour and a dry, fruity taste, with moderately low alcohol. It`s the perfect weather for it, warm and humid, thankfully a light breeze. Most of us could do without the blessed humidity which leaves you sticky and feeling sluggish, but on the plus side, it`s fabulous for drinking these fresh, dry, aromatic pale pink wines. The wine refreshes the palate, and the effect of the alcohol is vaguely stimulating and lifting. Moreover, they make wonderful aperitif wines, with something salty, and they match summer salads and seafoods superbly.  Our Pasquiers Grenache-Cinsault Rosé Pays d`Oc (£7.99) is a fine example, from France`s Languedoc region. At just 12% ABV it is light, slightly tangy and extremely drinkable. Another French Rosé, of a similar composition, is Estandon Diamarine Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé (£11.99), from “the land of lavender and sunshine”. It has an elegance, a balance, which simply oozes sophistication; at just 12.5% ABV., it also has a light touch.  If you like to drink Pasquiers, folks, you will love to drink Diamarine. And then there`s  Chateau d`Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé (£19.99), a wine by enigmatic winemaker, Sacha Lichine, who once said of his own wine: “In the Esclans Valley angels whisper, if you drink this wine, you might hear them.” Well I keep trying. But even if it has not invoked angels for me yet, I do recommend it. Produced in the Côtes de Provence region itself, the holy grail for rosé wine, it is super refreshing with notes of minerals, herbs, raspberries, and stone fruits. At 13.5% ABV it packs quite a punch, but it is nonetheless beautifully balanced.  My last pale Rosé recommendation, and my wine of the week, is England`s refreshingly crisp Giffords Hall Rosé (£14.99), produced near Long Melford in Suffolk on an ancient glacial riverbed. Produced from Madeleine Angevine and Pinot Noir grapes, the aroma combines wild strawberries, white peaches, and roses. Weighing in at an all low 11% ABV., it is truly a quaffing gem.

 

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