Abbotts and Delaunay Jardin Rosé 2022

Once upon a time, the Hérault and Aude regions of France were renowned, or even infamous for – one style of wine and that was Vin de Table, a rustic beverage at a low price. These southern regions are hot enough for the grape to thrive and yield huge crops. But of course a huge quantity has an impact on quality and these days the advent of modern technology means a great improvement in what’s on offer from these areas. Laurent Delaunay is from a well-known Burgundy family and he spotted the potential for fine wine in the Languedoc, bringing wines like this one to the shelves and tables of discerning drinkers.


The potential for fine wine in the Languedoc


In the glass there are delicate cantaloupe tints and on the nose there are notes of wild raspberry and strawberry, fresh and faintly spicy. Grenache has a natural affinity with the rosé style and here it shows its character and warmth. It starts out fruity and almost floral but then delivers a rounded finish with enough oomph to pair with rich oily fish like salmon, tuna or swordfish. This would also pair brilliantly with lobster or crab dishes like chilli crab linguini.



17 / 20 Rosé Score
Rose Score17

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