Wine: Something for the weekend
Saturday 08 September 2012
Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut Rosé NV Serra Gaúcha, Brazil
Bring on the spirit of Rio with this strawberry cup Brazilian fizz champagne-method blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, sweet-suggesting yet tantalisingly dry. £8.99, down from £11.99, until 23 September, Waitrose World of Wine Showcase.
2011 Château Barthès, Bandol Rosé
The Mediterranean enclave of Bandol is one of Provence's top spots for rosé made from mourvèdre, producing a mouthwatering blend brimming with of summer pudding fruit and a lively cranberry-like bite on the finish for shellfish and salads. £11.99, Majestic.
2010 Bodega Chacra Barda Pinot Noir, Rio Negro
From Bodega Chacra in Patagonia, one of the few Argentinian wineries to do pinot noir well, this is a seductively sweet red with a smoky red berry fruit quality and effortless elegance. £18.95, Lea & Sandeman (020 7244 0522).
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