Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Rosés from Austria, Greece & France July 31, 2015 at 1:32 pm

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Three very different rosés

Arndorfer Rosa Marie 2014, Austria (£17.99 Caves de Pyrene)
On the red wine side of rosé, with plump strawberry flavour – fresh and cooked – alongside the peppery Parma violet character from the Grüner Veltliner, and with a bite of tannin on the finish. Fascinating. S-

Kir-Yianni Twin Sails Rosé 2014, North West Greece (£7.99 Waitrose)
Honest, simple style, plump and peachy with a hint of red berry and a lightly spicy finish. B-

Tesco Finest Sancerre Rosé (Fournier) 2013, Loire, France (£9.99 Tesco)
One of those wines that grows on you, this is initially a bit fey, but then opens up to show delicate strawberry, cherry and melon flavours, and a Provence-like sandy note. S-

Categorised in: Austria, Greece, Gruner Veltliner, Loire, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt

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