Roll on afternoon sunshine, in the garden with beautiful bottle of wine! We are going to give you our top 5 recommendations from our specially selected wines.
Up first we have the ever delightful Chateau Bauduc Rosé this is THE house rosé at Rick Stein's restaurants and has been for many years. The 2019 was also selected for the list at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. This wine is GREAT for garden parties and always, always, always sells out! It is also really good with food and pairs surprisingly well with all things spice. We love to drink it with homemade red Thai curry with extra chilli.
For Chateau Bauducs 20th vintage, this dry rosé was made from equal parts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The grapes were harvested quite early, in September, and the pale juice quickly ran off the dark skins for a light, crisp wine. It also has a fancy special 20th vintage stamp on the front and back labels.
Next we have The Great Wave Sauvignon Blanc whish is intensely aromatic, with mouth-watering flavours of citrus, gooseberry and passion fruit and perfumed with sweet herbaceous notes. This wine is wonderfully crisp and refreshing, with a delicate minerality and a long, lingering finish.
A faithful friend to oysters and other shellfish – alternatively, enjoy on its own as an aperitif or with soft creamy cheese.
We then have the charming Henri Champliau Wild Miss 55, not only do we love this wine with its dense bubble mousse, raspberry, and cherry notes, but the story behind this wine is even greater! Pink in colour, delicate and dense bubble mousse, raspberry, and cherry notes. A sensation of sweet pleasure on the finish balanced by the fresh acidity of the fruit. Perfect on its own or it is just amazing with chocolate desserts! Check out our blog on the meaning behind the name.
Not forgetting the delicious Mateus Rose, this wines not only tastes great but has elegant smells of a charming bouquet of red berries with a whiff of fragrant flowers. Pair this with a selection of hearty tapas, my personal favourites are stuffed olives, peppers or anything with chorizo, all perfect for an evening in the garden.
Finally we have the classic Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is among the leaders of Sauvignon Blanc due to its quality and consistency vintage after vintage. Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc has excellent balance and varietal intensity. The tropical fruit flavours work in harmony with the distinctive gooseberry characters. One of Marlborough's best Sauv Blancs and is perfect to sip as we begin our sunny days.
Let us know your favourites!!