For a long time Rosé wine was associated almost exclusively with the summer months and mainly enjoyed by women. How things have changes, now rosé is widely enjoyed by both men and women alike.
Finding a good rosé can still be quite a challenge, with many being just too sweet and not well balanced at all. When I have been looking at rosé wines for the wine list here at Donnington Valley I have been careful to select well balanced wines with good fruit flavours.
As the warmer days are fast approaching, I am sure we will start to see more rosé being enjoyed, maybe even al fresco, once the weather starts to improve. I do have to admit a nice cool glass of anything on a warm day is a welcome treat.
We do have quite a large range of rosé wines on the list at the hotel. Take a look to see if any of these can tempt your taste buds and we hope to see you soon, sipping some on our patio.
2013 Bodegas Santa Ana, Malbec Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina – £23.00
2013 Gérard Bertrand, Gris Blanc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France – £23.00
2012 Docetañidos Clarete, Lezcano Lacalle, Cigales, Spain – £29.00
2012 Saint Clair, Pinot Gris Rosé, Marlborough, New Zealand – £29.00
2012 Planeta, Syrah, IGT, Sicily, Italy – £27.00
2011 Viña Leyda, Pinot Noir Rosé, Loica Vineyard, Leyda Valley, Chile – £31.00
2012 Sancerre Rosé, Domaine Serge Laloue, Loire, France – £47.00
N.V. Pinot Grigio Rose, Mirabello, Verona, Italy – £23.00
N.V A. Laurance, Collection Privée, Sparkling Rosé, France – £25.00
2010 Schramsberg, Rose, Napa Valley, Califorina, USA – £48.00