Côtes de Thau
If you consider yourself a "foodie," you may well be familiar with the pig on the label of this wine. It's the logo of the world-famous St. John restaurant in London, where chef Fergus Henderson has elevated the concept of "nose-to-tail" eating to fine-dining levels. They're equally renowned, however, for their fantastically diverse and approachable wine list, and this rosé is no exception! It's part of their own-label collection of "house wines," which have been especially selected as delicious, representative expressions of their region. This St. John Beausoleil (which means "beautiful sun") rosé is made from 100% Grenache, and hails from an area called Côtes de Thau, in Southern France's Languedoc region. The grapes are picked early to preserve freshness, and the juice spends minimal time on skins to keep the colour light and the tannins low. The resulting wine is dry, fresh, and approachable, perfect for a warm summer day. Enjoy now at a well chilled 8 C.
Clear, vibrant salmon-pink.
Expressive aromas of field strawberries, raspberries, and white peaches, with just a faint hint of white blossoms. There's a citrusy freshness as well, almost reminiscent of mandarin oranges. It's super inviting and summery!
The flavours of this rosé perfectly echo the aromas of fresh summer berries, and the body is light and fresh. It's completely dry, with a lingering finish and plenty of refreshing acidity. Hard to say no to another glass!
Perfect with cold appetizers like salmon ceviche, or a peach, feta and pecan salad. For a main, try pairing with a grilled, center-cut pork chop served with mango chutney. Or just enjoy a perfectly chilled glass on its own in the sun.