Around the Mediterranean Sea, people enjoy their Rosé chilled. It usually accompanies a warm night and a cool meal. Think fish, think Gnocchi and fish!
Rosé is produced in Southern Europe, as in France, Italy and Spain. What was my surprise this morning, when I discovered that the pink wine was also produced not far from London.
Apparently, the Surrey hillsides can claim to producing the best Rosé in the world. Indeed, the Chalk Ridge Rose 2010, from the
denbies estate, won the International Wine Challenge. In the world’s most influential competition, the UK wine bet 360 challengers from 21 countries. I’m very impressed, indeed!
Adding to the medal attributed to the UK, another was earned by a vineyard located in Kent. At Chapel Down they are proud to produce excellent englishwine, and the IWC Gold award congratulated their achievements. Did you know that its Sparkling Rose Vintage Reserve Brut was served at the Royal wedding?
So, with your gnocchi this summer, will you not fancy a glass of British Rosé?
I know I will!