A varied and well-priced selection of all-weather rosés. Light and pale, darker and deeper, and through to cloudy salmon coloured.
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(Penedes, Spain) Entre Vinyes - Oníric Rosat 2019
An absolute pleasure to drink, this pale rosé made from Trepat and Grenache is a total all-rounder. Zesty aromatic, touch of texture, but overall fresh, uncomplicated, and suitable for all occasions. Made by Maria & Pep, a couple who started from scratch in 2012 after taking over some old vineyards, and have slowly built this project into the successful and experimental winery it is today.
(Tuscany, Italy) Fattoria di Sammontana - Primo Fuoco Rosato 2019
A wonderful, complex rosé made from the Merlot grape. The grapes are pressed as soon as they arrive at the winery, and the juice is transferred to a clay amphora where it ferments and then ages for 8 months. The result is a wonderfully tense and mineral, almost salty rosé. Initially shy on the nose, it then opens up into a proper elegant rosé. It also has a pretty incredible bright and deep pink colour! Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this biodynamic Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras (see the orange wine section).
(Sicily, Italy) Valdibella - Dhyana 2019
A quirky and juicy rosé made from the hyper-local variety Perricone. The wine is textured, juicy, very enticing on the nose, and an unusual profile of watermelon and red berries. A rosé for all weathers, it is on the darker side yet totally dry and delicious. Made by the team at Valdibella, an impressive and inspiring cooperative based in Sicily's west who have a huge focus on biodiverse farmlands, an active social impact, and are part of the Addiopizzo anti-mafia movement.