Been spoilt a bit recently with some very nice Rosé wine, especially in this mini heatwave. There’s just something about sipping the pink stuff when the temperature is soaring. Now here’s the problem, the sipping often turns into knocking it back a little too easily, especially when you get a rosé as light and full of flavour as this southern French Laurent Miquel bottle.
Laurent Miquel ‘Vendanges Nocturnes’ 2019 Rosé wine
As you can see from the colour it’s not a vibrant pink more a muted Salmon but don’t let it fool you this is pretty full on and intense flavour wise.
The grapes Cinsault and Syrah are harvested during the night (Vendanges Nocturnes) and immediately pressed to retain as near perfect conditions as they can to keep the freshness and flavour.
Aroma wise this was pretty muted with some vague strawberry and other red fruits. On first sip there was a distinct watermelon flavour along with, ripe strawberries and raspberries. It was crisp and although a slight bitter aftertaste, overall it was pretty much well balanced and as I said earlier dangerously easy to drink.
It’s distinctive and intense I wasn’t sure at first mainly because of the slightly austere finish but for the price this is a very drinkable and well made rosé. By the end of the bottle both my wife and myself were sold especially at the offer price of £6.69.