“Esprit” Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2018
Domaine des Jeanne was formed when Welshman Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch was introduced to winemaker Alexandre Samour, whilst sourcing the perfect rosé for his daughter’s wedding in 2011.
The Vineyard in Oppède, in the Luberon region of Provence, is situated between the mountains and the sea, close to the legendary wine-producing commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The domaine’s first harvest was in 2012, releasing their first rosé in 2013, named ‘Jeanne’ after his Mervyn’s wife and Alex’s daughter. Jeanne appropriately means ‘divine gift’, and represents the importance of family to both founders.
Lovingly produced from grenache, syrah and clairette grape varieties, its rose petal colour precedes a red and white fruit bouquet highlighted with citrus notes; a well-balanced crisp palate, full of freshness, with a subtle fruity finale.
This wine works well on its own or partnered with fish, spicy foods and lamb. Enjoy over the next couple of years.
“In the Pink” Welsh wine offer
2 bottle each of:
Tintern Parva Bwthyn Rhosyn (Bronze Medal), 2018
– Off dry rosé, made mainly from Pinot Noir and a touch of Pinot Gris. Light, fruity bouquet, fresh palate with red berry fruits.
Llaethliw Rosé, 2018
Bright watermelon flesh in colour, this wine offer a pleasant floral nose with hints of juicy stone fruits and crisp red apple. Once in the mouth you will experience bags of juicy citrus acidity with some notes of raspberry and sour cherry. Certainly one for the warmer summer months, to be enjoyed in the sunshine, with friends (from a distance) or as an aperitif.
Regent Rosé, Conwy Vineyard, 2019
A complex dry rosé using the Regent grape, grown on the vineyard in Anglesey. A nose of crushed red berry with wild strawberries and red pear notes on the palate. Great to quaff on a summer’s day but also a wine that works perfectly with Asian style dishes.
“Whispering Angel”, Cotes de Provence Rose, 2019
– It is a pale coral pink in the glass. Enticing aromas of juicy ripe strawberry, white peach, passionfruit and lemon peel permeate the nostrils. Upon the palate, it appears bone dry. Ribbons of gossamer silk texture and an enchanting slipperiness advance at just the right moment, giving way to charming and refined layers of white peach, cherry, tangerine and citrus, with hints of more exotic spices, passion fruit, and mango. White peach, dried mango, and white cherry all ride out on a wave of honey tinged with sage. Streaked with racy minerality and a lingering river-stone and pink grapefruit blossom aftertaste.
Bwthyn Rhosyn, Tintern Parva, (Bronze Medal), 2018
Cariad Blush Rose, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –
Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal
A delicious Portuguese classic – serve it cold
Refreshing and fruity rosé, bursting with aromas of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate the wine is soft and fruity with a light spritz. Nice fresh acidity and a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Rosado, Alentejo, N/V
– A bright blush in the glass the aromas are fragrant with strawberry and raspberry aromas dominating with an attractive hint of peppermint playing in the background. The palate offers a well balanced and elegant affair with minimal sweetness and shows off the strawberry and raspberry notes from the nose. Dry Style with natural fruit sweetness.
Llaethliw Rosé, 2018
– Bright watermelon flesh in colour, this wine offers a pleasant floral nose with hints of juicy stone fruits and crisp red apple. Once in the mouth you will experience bags of juicy citrus acidity with some notes of raspberry and sour cherry. Certainly one for the warmer summer months, to be enjoyed in the sunshine, with friends (from a distance) or as an aperitif.