Ray Jordan’s shares his Mother’s Day picks

There are a lot of things you can and should get for your mum on her special day, but it’s hard to go past roses — floral, chocolates or the vinous kind. A light fresh and crisp rosé is mighty hard to beat, especially as there is a strong chance you will be celebrating the day with a lunch. Rosé is such a good lunchtime wine with so many different choices of food.

Ray Jordan, The West Australian

While it took a while, about 10 or so years ago, the message that rosé was an ideal drink for Australia’s climate and food preferences finally got through.

A feature of these rosés is the crisp crunchy acidity which is ideal for matching with a wide range of food, such as freshly shucked oysters, rockmelon and prosciutto, salads, white meats or sausages on the barbecue, fish and seafood. And sardines or anchovies cry out for a chilled rosé.

Mirabeau en Provence X Rosé 2020 ($23)

Right in the zone for rosé, from Provence. It’s made by a British family who moved into the region as a sea change and through social media have developed quite a following. Pale colour with a fragrant floral citrus nose showing traces of redcurrant and sherbet. The acid is crisp and fine and the flavour really quite intense. 91/100

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