Why Rosé Is The Perfect Christmas Wine

Christmas is likely to be a washout, but at least it can be washed down… with alcohol. Think of winter and wine and you’re probably imagining being sat by a roaring fire with a glass of claret, but this year we’re mixing it up and serving rosé. Because, it reminds us of summer (when all this will be over), sure, but also because the crispness of a cold glass of rosé is actually the perfect drink for a when it’s deep-and-crisp-and-even outside too.

Phil Clarke, The HandBook

Mirabeau Etoile Provence Rosé

Given the travel bans in place we can only imagine summer in Provence right now. The lavender, the pastel colours, the heat and the calm. But thankfully you can relive it through the wines of Mirabeau. The vineyard is run by an English family who have left London to quite literally live the dream, making wine and enjoying a new life in France, and their Mirabeau Etoile Provence Rosé is the essence of Provence distilled into a glass.

Beyond the brushed pink prettiness there’s rich aromas of pear and peach with a delicate citrus note. Drink in the sun with a creamy cheese or a dessert and think of speeding to the South of France once lockdown’s over!

PRICE: £15

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