Bolney Wine Estate Cuvée Rosé 2017

(90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay) comes out along the lines of Camel Valley’s Rosé, but even more primary on first release. Just pure, sweet strawberries and herbs with a slightly deeper vein of redcurrant fruit and some white flowers, unimpeded by anything out-of-balance – I think this will open out a lot over 6 months.

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Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

/ 2017, Bolney Wine Estate, England, Rosé

Josetta Saffirio Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC Metodo Classico Rosé 2017

This is young and primary, with some sweet red cherries and strawberries, white flowers and autumn jellies – rosehips and crabapples – as well as an attractive whiff of the wilderness from bitter herbs and sage. There’s pithy, bright mandarin edge to the palate which stops short of chewiness or extraction – instead it is balanced nicely with a grippy and thirst quenching snap. It hasn’t fallen into the trap of being too dry either

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Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

/ 2017, Italy, Josetta Saffirio, Rosé