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Wine Tasting Video: Assorted Pink (and Red) Sparkling Wines from France, Chile, Italy, Australia & Argentina March 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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Louis Bouillot ‘Perle d’Aurore’ Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut NV, France (£18.99 The Flying Corkscrew, The Guildford Wine Company, Richard Granger Wines, Dillies, The Food Company, Berits & Brown, Cornelius Beer & Wine, The Fine Wine Company, Ellies Cellar, Gwin Llyn Wines)
Sweet fruit – red berry and apple – but also a more savoury/briny character, and a touch of tannin. Lots of flavour, not subtle but honest B

Champagne Jacquart Rosé NV, France (£27.95 Slurp.co.uk, Great Western Wine)
Quite subtle with some biscuit maturity to its raspberry and strawberry flavours, an elegant style, but given richness by a level of dosage which may be a touch to high for some. B+

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Rosé 2011, Maule, Chile (£12.49 Blythe Valley Wines, Roberts & Speight, Soho Wine Supply, The Vineyard)
All about boisterous, bouncy young fruit – think vanilla-tinged red berry foam, with a touch of Alka Seltzer. Anyone remember Cresta? It’s frothy maaan… C+

A Mano Spumante Rosa NV, Puglia, Italy (£14.99 Valvona & Crolla, Peckhams, Vallebona, Cooden Cellars, Dalling & Co, The Halifax Wine Company, Melograno Alimentari, Divine Fine Wines, Shills of Station Street, Premier Cru Fine Wines, Turners, The Food Company, Beets, The Cave, The Drinkmonger, Garlic, Henderson Wines, The Longship)
Not huge aroma then goes sherbet-y, with quite exotic peachy strawberry flesh. Tasty but not fine. B(-)

Alma 4 Sparkling Bonarda 2007, Mendoza, Argentina (£18.99 Highbury Vintners, Flourish & Prosper, Carruthers & Kent, Shills of Station Street, Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants, The Jolly Vintner Too, Eynsham Cellars, The Vine Shop, Leamington Wine Company, WoodWinters, The Fine Wine Company, The Longship, The Drinkmonger, Cornelius Beer & Wine)
A smoky/ meaty style, full of dark fruit flavours, but let down by a slightly glue-like note. OK but not quite sure what it wants it to be. B-

Innocent Bystander Moscato 2012, Victoria, Australia (£6.99 per half bottle Whole Foods Market, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason, Highbury Vintners, Noble Green Wines, Wined Up Here, The Butlers Wine Cellar, Imbibros, Corks of Cotham, Divine Fine Wines, Shills of Station Street, Latitude Wine, Wright Wine Company, Carruthers & Kent, Dalling & Co, Valvona & Crolla, WoodWinters, Villeneuve Wines, Luvians, Peckhams, The Wine Reserve, Winedirect.co.uk)
Juicy, happy wine, gently frothy with grapey rose petal flavours and a soft but fresh finish. S(-)

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