Torres Viña Sol Rosé 2014, Spain
We have gone mad for rosé over the past decade and especially for the very, very pale pink wines that come from Provence in the south east of France. The message has been, the paler the better, some of the lightest rosés being barely more colourful than a typical white wine. This style has had such an impact that now winemakers from all around the world are striving to make their wines in a similarly pale and interesting style.
This one bucks the trend however, and is a lovely, fruit filled rosé from the north east of Spain, not far from Barcelona, made by one of the world's most reliable wine producers, Torres. It's a pink with plenty of colour depth and loads of sweet summer berry fruit, and so offers a nice contrast to the sea of pale, Provence-style rosés crowded onto our wine shelves this summer season. Brimming with flavour and joie de vivre its a lovely way to kick off the summer.
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