12 Mixed Summer Essentials
2 x Stanlake Park Bacchus, England, 2019
Bacchus is a contender for England's flagship grape. It can be wildly herbaceous, but this example has been tamed into somehing much more delicate and genteel. Fresh and crisp, with a hint of elderflower and cucumber-like freshness. A light, delicate wine, perfect for garden lunches.
2 x Dom. Mirande, Picpoul de Pinet 2018
Picpoul means lip stinger in local dialect. A lipsmacking, lemony, almost briny white wine. More concentration that your usual Picpoul, this ones brings the fullness AND the crispness that is the hallmark of good Picpoul.
2 x D'Ollieres Provence Rosé 2019
A dry, pale pink rosé from Provence under £13, that won't line the pockets of Private Equity? You're so welcome. Made from a traditional Provencal blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. C'est classique.
2 x Judith Beck PINK 2018 - (Biodynamic, minimal sulfites)
A pale rosé full of personality. Strawberry lemonade, peach and then something a little grassy, a little herbal, even a little nutty. Dry, refreshing and interesting, kind of like your best mate. 12.5% abv.
2 x Stanlake Park, Pinot Noir Rosé England, 2019
A dainty nose of fresh strawberries and roses define this elegant pale rosé. The mouth is full of pink grapefruit, passionfruit and a surprisingly long lemony finish. A truely English Ros(é), I'd enjoy this as an apertif with some British cured meats and cheeses.
2 x Dom Culombu Tribbiera Rouge, (Organic)
30% Grenache, 30% Nielluccio, 10% Sciaccarello, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, a veritable rainbow of local grapely treasures. The wine is unoaked, creating a deep ruby red wine of deceptive lightness and freshness, that bursts full of fresh berries, with a herbal, spicy finish.