The House Pinks
'The House' pinks does what it says on the tin. Or cardboard box. Anyway... it gives you 6 jolly good rosés from among our bestsellers, all tried & tested and shipped direct from the lovely producers. It's a rosé tour you shan't forget.
And if bought in our mixed case you get 19% off the full price. Here are your wines.
Let's start in France, specifically Cabardès in Languedoc-Roussillon, and Maison Ventenac Trêve Estivale, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache & Syrah you'd easily mistake for a Côtes de Provence in colour, style and flavour.
Similarly Provençal in style, prettily pale but a touch fuller on flavour is Château Laballe Brume Rosé, a Cabernet Franc & Merlot blend from Gascony, where Cyril Laudet's family has been farming for centuries.
Armas de Guerra Rosado is a Mencía from cool-climate Bierzo in north-west Spain, pale and dry with red berry flavours.
Swooping in from left field is Pasaeli Çalkarasi Rosé, a dry, rare pink made from the endangered Çalkarasi grape grown at altitude in Çal, Turkey by pioneering producer Seyit Karagozoglu.
Continuing the tour into Austria, young Arnold Holzer's Eschenhof Holzer Wagram Zweigelt Rosé is a longtime favourite, delivering big, bold, slightly darker flavours. Wine writer Fiona Beckett described it this "rather sexy frosted bottle" as having "Pinot-like character" in Decanter magazine.
Finally Quinta dos Espinhosos LIV Vinho Verde Rosé from the Minho in northern Portugal may look the darkest, and it is, but don't let that colour lead you astray because this blend of Touriga Nacional and Vinhão is dry, nicely structured and full of flavour. A classy drop.
[Golden squirrel nutcracker and book not included, but don't forget you do earn Squirrel Points for every pound you spend, which you can redeem on more wine and in the long run save up for household essentials like golden squirrel nutcrackers.]