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Summer is just around the corner ! Lunch on the terrace, drinks in the sunshine, delicious summery salads… If you’re looking for the perfect wine to fit the mood – try a delicious rosé from Bordeaux !

Figure it out…

Bordeaux rosé is on the up! Nowadays, five times more rosé is made in Bordeaux than 20 years ago (61,000 hectolitres in 1990, compared with 250,000 hectolitres in 2011). 28 million bottles are produced and sales have risen by 9%. Bordeaux is now one of the top producers of AOC rosé.

A little knowledge…

Rosé wine isn’t just a blend of red and white ! Rosé is made from the juice of red- or black-skinned grapes, extracting just a little colour from the skins. In Bordeaux, there are two ways of making rosé : there are rosés from red/black grapes pressed specifically to make rosé wines, and rosés de saignée made from juice run off from a red wine tank before too much colour has been extracted from the skins (this has...

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