Yenda, South Eastern Australia
From the bottle
'Aromas: Strawberry, musk and freshly crushed grapes
Flavours: Fresh strawberries, candy floss and green apples...'
Price £5.99 (Available from Asda, Waitrose and Ocado)
Today there was a solar eclipse (which I did not manage to see) however, it was also the start of the astronomical season. That is to say that from now on the daytime is longer than the night.. huzzah! and it really did feel like the first day of spring.
The sun was out and I felt actual heat, so what better way to celebrate than with that most summery of wines, rose.
This pale salmon looking rose, smelt like strawberry bonbons and lemonade and tasted like it to. With a perfect amount of slight fizz, this sweet wine (made from Muscat grapes) is very easy drinking although the taste does leave the palate quickly and it feels pretty thin.
Definitely not a serious wine and only for those with a sweet tooth, but if that's you then this is a great choice to enjoy with friends at a (hopefully) sunny summer picnic in the park, as the lower alcohol means you (again hopefully...) won't get too tipsy!
Rating - Definitely worth scraping your pennies together
Wine of Western Cape, South Africa
From the bottle
This quirky blend of Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Muscat is soft fruity with masses of apricot and peach flavours. Our Quirky Birds don't like being cellared so drink while young, with friends and whatever spicy food you enjoy the most.
Price 5.49 (Available from Tesco)
I love a good label and this bottle just looked so fun and friendly on the shelf that I just had to take it home, but unfortunately, it was not meant to be a new friend. Very pale in the glass and the aroma - peach with a hint of pineapple, is a little pale too. On to the taste it is a little peachy but has quite heavy citrus notes. Although the acidity isn't too overpowering it would definitely work better with food. A soft, medium dry wine with a taste that leaves the mouth quickly.
Rating - Wouldn't turn down a free glass