Last summer gave us all a bit of false hope that Global Warming was transforming Ireland into a displaced Mediterranean paradise. This year we have been firmly reminded by the persuasive wind and rain that we are, in fact, a small rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean! However, this weekend seems set to be warm and sunny, so why not celebrate with a bottle of rosé? O’Briens are reducing sixteen of our rosé wines by a whopping 33% until Tuesday 27th August!
Rosé is a versatile wine that is just as enjoyable at the dinner table during the cooler months as it for al fresco summer dining. So this is an ideal time to stock up and fill the wine rack with some delicious food-friendly wines. But don’t let the vines grow under your feet- this offer only last from 21-27 August and while stocks last!
Here are some of my top picks in our Last of the Summer Rosé sale.
This wine has had a sensational reaction from our loyal customers this year! Crafted by O’Briens Wine Director and Master of Wine, Lynne Coyle, in conjunction with Tandem Wines in Spain’s Navarra region, it is a low-intervention, wild ferment wine made with the Garnacha grape variety. I love this wine and it seems the Irish public and press is on board with this one also!
“This is a stunning rosé from Navarra, made by Master of Wine Lynne Coyle at O’Briens Wine. Coyle has made this is conjunction with Bodegas Tandem and has brought all her academic and practical skills to bear here. This Grenache-based rosé has been organically raised, is vegan and made as natural as possible including wild yeast fermentation. In the glass it simply exudes summer joy, clean bright fruit and a lifted warm heather and spiced finish. “ -Tomás Clancy, Sunday Business Post 26/05/2019
“Often, delicately coloured rosés can be a bit short on flavour, but Lynne Coyle’s is silky, packed with ripe strawberry and red berry flavours, balanced with a fresh crispness.” – Corinna Hardgrave, The Irish Independent 04/05/2019
The delicious red fruit flavours and silky palate would pair perfectly with grilled salmon.
L’Ostal Rosé is produced by JM Cazes, the esteemed Bordeaux estate behind Château Lynch-Bages. This wine comes from their Languedoc estate and is consistently our best selling rosé. And it’s easy to see why- pale, clear and delicate hue from a short low-temperature pressing of the grapes. The highly complex and delicate nose offers a subtle combination of rose petals and pomegranate. The palate is supple, light and fresh. The finish offers a pleasant touch of sweetness and lingering aromas of fresh pomegranate.
“A perennial rosé favourite in Ireland from the Cazes family, which owns Château Lynch-Bages. This is a rosé much spicier than you might expect, from the family’s foothold on the Mediterranean, down in the Languedoc’s Livinière.” -Tomás Clancy, Sunday Business Post 26/05/2019
“This is a very attractive elegant light rosé with plenty of redcurrant and raspberry fruit, finishing dry. A nice aperitif or with salmon dishes.” -John Wilson, The Irish Times 15/06/2019
One of the reasons this is our best selling rosé is how versatile it is with or without food. Match it with seafood, salads or meats off the BBQ. I recently enjoyed a bottle with slow-cooked beef cheek straight off the barbie.
Crafted by top Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, Mont Redon, it is an attractive medium-bodied rosé with fantastic fruit definition- crunchy raspberry and ripe cherry fruits. The complex and alluring palate is dry and silky, with a long finish and good refreshing acidity. If you think all rosé is simple and light, you should try this.
“My favourite French rosé in O’Briens’ promotion, for its cranberry fruit with a tangy, ruby-grapefruit finish. 90/100.” -Martin Moran, The Sunday Times 02/06/2019
“This delicious rosé is made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Vermentino, so you’re getting plenty of fruit with fresh flavours of raspberry, red cherry and pink grapefruit.” – Corinna Hardgrave, The Irish Independent 22/06/2019
Think anything southern French and you’ll be on to a winner. Grilled Langoustines would be perfect!
There are plenty of other rosés available in O’Briens, so shop online or drop in to your local store where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly help you pick out a bottle from our exciting range.
Please note: All prices correct at time of publication. For the most up to date prices please contact your local store or online www.obrienswine.ie.