|Is your summer looking rosé?|
You may be seeing a lot of this colour of wine on your social media feeds at the moment, but then, it is the perfect time of year for rosé and England and Wales make some pretty perfect rosés. To quote the legendary wine writer Oz Clarke: “Pink, or rosé, wines will be one of the most important styles made in Britain over the next 10 to 20 years”.The first question to consider is whether you want your pink wine with bubbles in or not. If you’re fizzing – is it Champagne or Prosecco method you want? If you’re staying still, is your preference for the fresh, dry Provencal style, or are you inclined toward something a little sweeter? Happily, all these are available, the photo above showing examples across all these styles. We’ve got 15 still and 15 sparkling rosés for you to choose from, with 10% – 25% off selected bottles and cases – see below.
If you’re looking for something other than rosé, we have some new white wines to tempt you – a superb Pinot Gris from Wayfarer Wines in Kent, and the new vintage Reserve from Danebury Vineyard in Hampshire.
It’s Welsh Wine Week from 27 July to 2 August, so why not explore our Welsh wine range and seize the opportunity to wine a bottle of the unique Ancre Hill Orange Wine?
Finally, make sure you take advantage of our Balfour Hush Heath wines offer – 25% off 6 bottle cases – before it closes at the end of the month.
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To get 10% off any or all of these six wines – just enter the code ROSE10 at checkout.
Hindleap Sparkling Rosé 2015 – Elegant, classic ripe raspberry, cranberries and strawberries and a zesty backbone (down to £26.96)
Charles Palmer Sparkling Rosé 2015 – Toffee apple, cherry, strawberry, and loganberry, incredibly full (£28.79)
Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé 2015 – Wild strawberry, cherry wrapped in fresh pastry; a long and balanced finish (£44.10)
Woodchester Valley Rosé 2018 – Vibrant, exuberant autumn rosé with ripe red fruits and a long finish (£12.59)
Giffords Hall Rosé 2019 – White peach and roses, crisp acidity, delicate but concentrated with a floral accent (£12.59)
Chilford Hall Blush Rosé 2017 – Bursting with strawberries and vanilla; notes of cranberries, redcurrants and candy floss (£12.56)
We’re also still offering 25% off a six bottle case of Balfour Hush Heath’s Nannette’s Rosé 2019.
|WELSH WINE WEEK|
|Welsh Wine Week!|
Following hot on the heels of English Wine Week in June, it is Welsh Wine Week from 27 July to 2 August.
We have over a dozen Welsh wines in our range, with all major styles of wine represented – sparkling (including rosé, Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs), white, orange, rosé and red.
All online orders during Welsh Wine Week that contain one or more bottles of Wlesh wine will be entered into a draw for a bottle of the unique Ancre Hill Orange Wine 2018, made to organic and biodynamic standards. Deep and savoury, it displays nectarine & tangerine flavours with herbal notes – a fantastic food wine.
|Wayfarer Wines Pinot Gris 2019 (£16.99)Showing great varietal style, with ripe conference pear on the nose, citrus lime, crisp green apple and a soupcon of brazil nut on the palate. The wine is made from grapes grown on the family run Wayfarer’s Vineyard, which is nestled intimately onto the Pilgrims Way in Kent. Importantly, it is created from still wine clones; this is not a sparkling reject, it was conceptualised as a still wine from the beginning, and it shows, beautifully. To our palates, this straddles the stereotypical Italian / Alsatian styles, with a lightness and freshness that makes it superbly suited to a summer day’s drinking, yet intensity of fruit flavour that knocks those watery Pinot Grigio examples out of the park. There is that hint of nuttiness to it as well – Brazil and macademia nut – that you so often find in Alsatian Pinot Gris.|
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Danebury Vineyards Reserve 2018 (£10.99)We were delighted to introduce Danebury’s wines to our customers a few months ago, and they’ve had a great reception. The Reserve is their flagship still wine, and you’ll get a lot of complexity and enjoyment for your money here.It is a skilful blend of all their grape varieties – it displays a complex combination of the fruitiness of the Madeleine Angevine, the crisp acidity of the Schonburger, the structure of the Auxerrois, all complemented by the subtle influence of the Pinot Gris. It has plenty of minerality on the finish and works well with a variety of dishes due to its complex flavour and crisp acidity. We have now moved on to the 2018 vintage, which is even better, perhaps as a result of the extra sunshine hours. If you enjoyed the 2017, you’ll love the 2018; if you didn’t try the 2017, make sure you don’t miss out on the 2018!Buy here »