Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine : 2020-07-04

Drink : 26 : 26


Drink Wine of the week MEINKLANG ORGANIC FRIZZANTE PROSA 2018 €20, 10.5pc, from Green Man Wines, First Draft, The Wine Pair, Nelly’s, Blackrock Cellar, Sheridans Perfect for a picnic, this delicately sparkling, unfiltered, biodynamic rosé is from Neusiedler­see in eastern Austria. Meinklang’s winemaker, Angela Michlits, created this wine for her own wedding. Fresh and deliciousl­y fruity with a good balance of acidity, it is a blend of Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Saint Laurent and Blaufränki­sch, and is packed with red fruit. LES AUZINES ALAINA ROSÉ 2019 DOMAINE LAFAGE MIRAFLOR ROSÉ 2019 €19.95, 12.5pc, from Thomas’s, Jus de Vine, Baggot Street Wines, Higgins, World Wide Wines One of the top-selling rosés, this is made from Grenache Gris and Noir vines that are up to 80 years old. It is crisp, mineral and restrained, with flavours of ripe grapefruit, peach and a touch of orange peel. CASA FERREIRINH­A ‘VINHA GRANDE’ DOURO ROSÉ 2019 €22.99, 11.5pc, from The Corkscrew, Egan’s, Ely Wine Store, Blackrock Cellar, From the steep slopes of the Douro in Portugal, this has a savoury character with a good concentrat­ion of loganberry and cranberry flavours. Great with rare tuna. FLEURS DE PRAIRIE SPARKLING ROSÉ BRUT €12.99, 12.5pc, from Aldi Easy-drinking and delicious, this sparkling rosé is the perfect apéritif for sipping in the garden or serving to friends, with plenty of fizz and fruity raspberry and strawberry flavours. 26 IRISH INDEPENDEN­T 4 July 2020 Weekend Magazine

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