Wine Tasting Video: Rosés from France, Italy & New Zealand

Château Léoube Rosé de Léoube Côtes de Provence 2010, France (£12-50-£14.95 Daylesford Organic, Corney & Barrow, Haynes Hanson & Clark,, James Nicholson Wine)
Very pale, but packed with character, has fresh peach and sappy citrus flavours with a touch of raspberry, light in body, but with warmth and intensity. S-

Château de Fontlade Aurélia Prima Côtes de Provence Rosé 2010, France (£7.99 Waitrose)
Solid but simple youngster, reasonable citrus and peach with a light sandy character, just a touch bubble-gummy. C(-)

Barone Ricasoli Albia Toscana Rosé 2010, Italy (£10.49, Robert and Speight, Fenwicks)
Also simple, but has more flavour that the Fontlade, with touches of strawberry & apple pie (complete with slightly soggy pastry) and some fresh apple-y zip and zest, gentle, simple, honest rosé. C+

Cuvée de Richard Rosé 2010, IGP Pays d’Hérault, France (£4.99 Majestic)
Not much going on here, a few notes of citrus, berry and apple but has a slightly cloying finish. 0

Spy Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand (£11.83/£7.71 Bibendum – sale price valid until Aug 1st 2011)
Not the most subtle of wines, but its fresh, forward and fruity peach melba and vanilla character are rather appealing. B

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