(2022) The 'nude' bit refers to the wine being stripped down in terms of packaging, bottled in 100% recycled glass, stoppered with local cork and finished with a paper collar instead of a tin capsule. It is also organic and vegan-friendly. It's a Côtes de Provence rosé made from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle. Aromatically it has a little bubblegum/cherry lips florality, and a peachy undertone. In the mouth there's a clever tension between sweet and ripe berries, pear and peach again, and a tugging mineral and citrus acid core. It has a pleasing, rounded mouthfeel and good length in a stylish package.
(2022) A lovely and in many ways typical, fresh and fragrant Provence pink, this is from a well-established producer, but new to the UK thanks to FromVineyardsDirect. Unusually, it is almost all Syrah: 84% along with 16% Grenache. Refined and pale in colour, it has a strawberry bon-bon nose, gently floral and with a touch of citrus zest. In the mouth very fruity and charming, plenty of vivid raspberry and white peach, and long with balanced acidity for gastronomic appeal.
(2022) An interesting new wine from an historic Provence estate acquired by LVMH in 2019, and high on eco credentials. Packaged in a flat, recyclable plastic bottle weighing just 63g, the wine comes feom vineyards in conversion to organic certification, and which also houses 200 beehives. It is one of only 12 queenn bee fertilisation stations in the world. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Rolle, and Cinsault, it is mineral and filled with small red berries. Tight and savoury, a big lemon pith core gives lots of gastronomic appeal, but theres a peach juice succulence. A saline note in the finish adds to that. Fine and rather grown-up, it's pitched at the upper end of the rosé tree at £23: a bold statement of intent. Watch the video for more information.
(2022) A rather lovely wine, blending old-vine Grenache and Cinsault, with a little Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, grown at 350-metres altitude. Salmon pink with a touch of peach, there's an exotic lychee and fragrant mandarin and peach aroma, leading on to a crisp but textured palate with vivid fruit and a fine lemony acid balance. There's a little grip here that's welcome as a food wine, yet it has charm and easy-drinking pleasure too.
(2022) I have to say, this wine caused me a bit of head-scratching. First of all, let me be clear that the stuff in the bottle is very good; a vibrant, and intense berry-infused wine from a vineyard in Bandol, with excellent concentration and a mineral edge to the crisply-defining citrus acidity. It's a brand, created by two English entrepreneurs, with a whole diesel/cars/driving schtick behind their website (where the wine can be purchased). They also stress their carbon-neutral ambitions for the wine and its supply-chain. Quite how appealing the name will be and how the story fits together is unclear to me, as is the decision to package the wine in a very non-descript bottle.  That may be part of a light-weight strategy, but with most rosés going all-out for shelf-appeal glamour, it's a bit odd for a wine selling for between £15 and £18. It's an oddity, but a delicious oddity it's true.
(2022) Fans of Whispering Angel will notice a slightly more gastronomic, mineral and meaty character here, Esclans cuvées from this point up seeing some barrrel fermention, of Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino. Peachy-pink, this is in some ways a sweet spot on price and quality for the whole, impressive range: intense, concentrated peach fruit, but with a keen raspberry edge of mouth-watering tartness, minerals and a touch of savoury tannin into a long, shimmering finish.
(2022) For a couple of quid more I'd go for the Etoile I must say; absolutely nothing wrong with this creamy and red berry, raspberry filled wine, but stacked against the Etoile, it is a little harsher in its phenolics and just lacks the delicate prettiness.
(2022) What a lovely,  refined and joyously delicious rose, based on Grenache, its typically pale colour is attractive, as is the peachy aroma, nuances of sherbet and small, redcurranty and dry berry fruits.  The palate is refined and elegant,  finely etched acidity enlivening the ripe, sweet summer berry fruits, adding edge and extra freshness. Nobody will be disappointed in this.
(2022) This organic rosé comes from the IGP Méditérranée, an area mostly in Provence but which also extends to parts of the Rhône Valley. It's made by a Provence estate, and is a typical Provence blend of Cinsault, Grenache and the local Tibouren grape. A little more depth to the colour here, and a tooty-fruity bonbon nose. Red berries onto the palate, ripe and rounded, but acidity is good. Ripe and sweeter in style, but most enjoyable.
(2022) Mostly Grenache with Syrah, fruit comes from vineyards at 300-400m altitude, planted on clay and limestone soils. Pale and pretty in colour, there's an aromatic quality to this, a hint of passion fruit and small, sweet red berries. Punchy on the palate, plenty of zing and verve between raspberry fruit and its fine line of acidity. At time of review £5.50 discount to £11.99 on one of Majestic's scarcely realistic 'mix six' deals, oy by the bottle in Scotland. That price is good value - £17.49 less so.