La Capilla Merlot rosé, 2009

I’m slowly working my way through the case of rosés, but with the temperamental British weather that we’ve had over the last few weeks, I have been more drawn to warming red wines than icy cold pinks!

Bottle 4 of our Tesco Case was opened when my sister and her boyfriend came round for dinner. We were planning on a barbeque but, surprise surprise, the rain prevented us from dining outside! Despite the weather, we were determined to power through so the rosé was chilled, and the burgers, sausages and chicken skewers were cooked under the grill.

This deep pink rosé made from the Merlot grape in the La Mancha region of Spain is bursting with strawberry flavours. Slightly lacking in body and texture, yet medium-dry and refreshing, I could imagine it pairing well with salty flavours, or as an aperitif with a bowl of juicy green olives on the side.

It is available for around £5-6 from most major retailers, so why not give it a try this bank holiday weekend?

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