Rosé is no longer just for summer; its rise in popularity in recent years firmly secures its place as a must-have style throughout the year, for all occasions. Still rosé wine is always made from black grapes. You can make rosé wines in several ways: either by fermenting the grapes on its skins (similar to how red wine is made but at much lower temperatures) or by adopting the saignée method which is when the crushed grape juice (the must) is ‘drained off its skins to make a pale coloured final wine. Our exclusive winery partner Chateau Bormettes is a great example of this classic style from Provence; it’s delicate and refreshing and best enjoyed chilled straight from the fridge. More robust, deeper coloured rosé wines are often mistaken for being sweet which is very much not the case. These can be dry but more complex, like the Mammaroza from Heimann & Co, flavoursome and full of character. Browse our collection and shop online for the best rose wine in the UK.

Producer | Chateau D'Ollieres
Country of origin | France
Grape Variety | ,
Cinsault is an ancient grape variety believed to have its origins in the Hérault region of the Languedoc in southern France. It is dark-skinned, very aromatic, high in acidity, herbaceous and light in style
Medium-full bodied, medium tannins and acidity, pairs well with roasted flavours
Vintage | 2020
Size | Magnum / 150cl
ABV | 12.5%
Allergens | Sulphites
Style |
A wine that is light bodied and under 12.5% alcohol with medium to high acidity and delicate primary fruity aromas. Think varietal expression, fruit purity and precision rather than emphasis on wine making i.e battonage, reduction, oak, lees contact. These are refreshing wines with wide appeal. Typical tasting note expressions are ‘crisp’, ‘fresh’, ‘zesty’, ‘cool climate’, ‘purity of fruit’, ‘lean’. In its simplest form a light bodied wine would be equivalent to ‘skimmed’ milk and a full- bodied wine equivalent to blue-top, ‘whole fat’ milk. If your preference is for lighter bodied wines, look out for these grape varieties – young Gruner Veltliner, young Riesling, Pinot Bianco/Blanc, Frappato, unaged Chardonnay, Cinsault (whites), Pinot Noir, Gamay, Kadarka (reds).
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