Perhaps it’s the context – there’s no denying that we’re always thirsty on a hot day when the weather’s good, sipping al fresco perhaps on a rooftop, or on the sunny terrace of Gaucho Richmond, Broadgate or in the secret garden at Hampstead.
However, apart from the lucky few with a garden, most of us are currently confined to our homes. In our opinion, that’s no reason not to open the windows and let in a little piece of blush drenched sunshine.
What is the seduction of Rosé?
Firstly, it’s served ice cold, enhancing the unique freshness and thirst-quenching acidity.
Secondly, the subtle, almost innocent colour – the result of short maceration and delicate extraction of the red grapes that form most of the blends.
And lastly, the fragrant scent. We could describe the exuberant aroma’s as citrus, apricots, peaches, white flowers, jasmine or Gariguettes strawberries…
But really, we all agree that once spring arrives, we know it smells like an afternoon off work, your hammock underneath the fig tree, or your feet buried in the sand and a long, long lunch.