Wines of the week: Le Secret de Léoube Rosé 2011; Coquille d'Oc Rosé, Domaine de Sainte Rose, 2012; Les Bastions Rosé Saint Mont 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 28 July 2013
Le Secret de Léoube Rosé 2011
Crisp, sophisticated and pale-pink, but with a surprising depth of flavours of herbs, spice and stone fruits coming from the mix of Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache and Cinsault, this is the top rosé from an organic, British-owned Provençal estate on the shores of the Mediterranean. Savour outdoors and ice-cold, with lobster, prawns or crab. £19.99, daylesford.com; £21, corneyandbarrow.com
Coquille d'Oc Rosé, Domaine de Sainte Rose, 2012
Not all good rosé comes from Provence, as this bottle from a modern, family-run estate from the heart of the Languedoc demonstrates. A more full-bodied affair, with Shiraz and Grenache, it is excellent with lighter summer meals such as simple grilled chicken or fish with salad or any seafood. £7.49, Waitrose
Les Bastions Rosé Saint Mont 2012
Finally, over to the south-west of France for this screw-capped, very good value-for-money, tapas- and picnic-food-friendly rosé from the reliable Plaimont stable, made from the local Tannat and Pinenc grapes and displaying raspberry aromas and red-fruit tastes in abundance. Highly drinkable. £6.99, cellarandkitchen.adnams.co.uk
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