Michel Magnien Rose
If there’s one country able to make Rosé with a side portion of panache and romanticism, then it’s France. But don’t expect some high-octane fruit bomb as this is serious stuff. It’s full of decadent summer berry aromas with a hint of spice but it’s the structure that carries it all so well, offering refreshment and a drying finish and a layer of complexity that you rarely find in pink wines. Pair it with a duck liver pate or some antipasto plates.
Pale and delicate of colour with excellent clarity – serious Rosé! The nose demonstrates its pedigree with elegant fruit driven aromas devoid of any sweet confectionary notes that can so often be seen in warm climate Rosé. The palate is likewise light, vibrant and elegant, with light strawberry and red berry flavours and just a hint of spice. The length and evolution is a surprise with layers of complexity slowly revealing before a dry, clean finish.