12/08/2012 – Marques de Alarcon, Rosado 2011

Marques de Alarcon, Rosado 2011, Spain
A note to watch out for the vintage on the label if buying this wine, as I see M&S still have the 2010 for sale too. A rose Tempranillo from Tierra de Castilla weighing in with just 12% alcohol, it has a pretty cherryish colour and abundantly fresh and fruity nose of summer berries. On the palate it is dry, with a very good core of lemony, fresh acidity that cuts through the berry and rose-hip flavours to leave this quite savoury and moreish. Watch the video for more information and food matching suggestions. 7.49 Marks & Spencer, but note: on offer at 6.49 until September 2nd 2012 and included in a ‘buy 6 save 25%’ promotion running from August 13th (not in Scotland) which means the price will fall to just 4.87 which is a very good buy for the Indian summer we are surely going to have… .