Really, I’m the most unsophisticated rosé drinker! If I do imbibe (Mr Husband & I usually prefer a summery white wine instead), I like either bubbles or opt for the medium-dry, fruitier varieties, rather than the drier, suave and more complex styles. So, in order to educate my palate, I decided to make an effort and acquaint myself with Provence – the spiritual home of (dry) rosé.
That said, Whispering Angel is definitely not the driest rosé in the world. Instead it’s pretty balanced: fresh, not too acidic, and tastes of juicy white peaches and ripe strawberries. There’s the archetypal twist of herbs – Provence wines are famous for this – and the faint musk of jasmine, maybe. Overall, it’s a classy little number – reflected in the price – and definitely one to impress, especially if you or your guests are not too keen on bone dry rosé.
At a glance
- Style? Dry rosé
- Where is it from? Provence, France
- What’s the grape? Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault & Vermentino
Tastes of? White peaches & strawberries
- What food would complement it? Drink on its own, or with a light salad/vegetable dishes or spicy food. We had it with Pumpkin with Coconut Dressing & Vegetable Ceviche