Rosé, Rosado, Rosato… whether you’re drinking French, Spanish, Italian or further afield, this Saturday 9th June is the time to celebrate all things pink and made of grapes.
National Rosé Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in June in the U.S, and though only in its fourth official year, recognises what is claimed to be the oldest known type of wine (dating back as far as 600 BC).
Rosé comes in all shades and colours of pink, from a faint blush to a rich salmon derived from the length of skin contact from the red grape, and in all levels of sweetness, to be enjoyed on all types of occasion.
Cecilia Beretta (Veneto)
Fresh, well-balanced and fruity with elegant floral notes and hints of pear and apricot. Easy drinking was a phrase created for this wine.
When to drink: With a lazy afternoon picnic in the sun (big up the screwcap!)
Petale de Rose
Château la Tour de l’Eveque (Provence)
Superb and refined, with delicate red fruit and a creamy, mineral texture – this is a Provence Rosé with extreme finesse, handcrafted from old vines planted back in the 70’s! Plus it’s 100% organic. Even better, this is the first pale pink Rosé for which the Provence area is now so well known – all thanks to Tour de l’Eveque winemaker Regine Sumeire!
When to drink: On the sofa with Mum
Olivier Leflaive (Burgundy)
Elegant and refreshing. A Pinot Noir Rosé from the family-owned vineyards of leading Burgundian house, Olivier Leflaive.
When to drink: Anytime with a big plate of seafood!
Bodegas Roqueta (Catalunya)
Lively and refreshing with bright, summer berry fruit, a juicy palate and a delicate finish.
When to drink: Whenever the BBQ is lit!