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Wines of the Times: If you drink just one rose, make it this one
WHEN it comes to choosing a wine for this summer’s social season, think pink.
Provence in the South of France produces some of the best rosés in the world, and 80 per cent of the region’s wine production is devoted to rosé wines which are designed to drink young.
Here’s just one to try out this summer...
For a good entry level pink and a taste of lifestyles of the rich and famous, try La Coeur de la Presqu'ile de St Tropez Rose 2011, Var IGP (£7.49, www. laithwaites.co.uk).
Anything with St Tropez on the label must taste good, and this peachy pink lives up to its name.
Fresh and fruity, it's a savoury mouthful of crushed berry fruits with gooseberry-like acidity and a zippy finish.