From the bottle
Juicy grapes fro Italy's sun drenched vineyards give this crisp sparkling rose vivid berry aromas and hints of summer... Perfect...as an aperitif, it goes beautifully with Thai and Asian food.
Price £6.00 -£8.99 (Available from Asda and Tesco)
Bubbles AND rosé? Yes please.
Hearing that cork pop is delightful enough, but when you are greeted with the delicious smells of strawberry, pear and a smidgen of citrus, things get even better.
Taking a sip, the lovely bubbles tickle my tongue in a none too aggressive way. Tastes like a strawberry version of Kola Kubes. Medium dry and red berry loveliness, although it is lacking acidity somewhat. Quick to leave the palate with a slight unusual after-taste, however nothing which would stop me from drinking it again. A perfect little party tipple.
Rating - Worth scraping your pennies together
From the bottle
'Delicious black cherry and blackcurrant flavours with a rich, fruity finish... sunny climate produces grapes full of flavour. A perfect match to roast red meats and barbecues...'
Price £4.99 (Available from Tesco)
Now whilst this blog has only been going a short time, but I have been 'researching' by drinking wine for many years before that, and I have to say that in recent memory this wine has to be one of the best sub five pound bottles I can remember. Lovely aromas of blackberries and black cherry can be smelt with a smidgen of a spice and liquorice, and what joy, as the tastes truly lives up to the smell. This is chock a block with lush ripe dark fruits whilst the acidity is perfectly balance. Now, Tesco has been a little naughty calling it simply Zinfandel, (I'll talk about wine labelling in another post) when it is actually a mix of Barbera, Ruby Cabernet and Zinfandel but who cares when this is the result. An absolute corker.
Rating - Stop what you are doing and empty the shelves.