When Premier Estates Wine got in touch and suggested I try out some of their sparkling wine selection, I wasn’t likely to say no. Sparkling wine is just the thing if you have spending some time with friends on a summer’s afternoon or evening. It’s light and fresh and creates a party atmosphere in a way that still wines just can’t match.
The first wine I tried was the Grand Rosé. Now for many years I was of the opinion that wines were meant to be red or white and not somewhere in between. To be honest a number of events I’ve been to with wine tasting included have worked hard to change my mind and now whilst I don’t think I’d pick a rosé off the shelf, I am much more inclined to enjoy them. It helps that the Grand Rosé Extra Dry sparkling wine, also known as Pink Prosecco, is very easy to drink. If you want to include a toast within your party gathering then this wine will do very nicely, but it can happily be drunk informally too. Made using the same Charmat method as Premier Estates Wine’s award-winning Prosecco, the Grand Rosé is made with a blend of white and red grapes, which have been carefully selected to ensure a consistent flavour and colour. I prefer a dry wine generally and this delivers, but there are some delicate hints of sweetness. It tastes of summer with its fruity notes and it’s got a crisp taste making it perfect for serving with a summer salad or lighter meal.
One thing that can mean that I don’t choose to drink a sparkling wine is that you don’t always want to open a whole bottle and I don’t think sparkling wines taste as good the day after as a still wine does – they lose that fizz and freshness. So I loved the idea of being able to buy a mini bottle of Prosecco. They contain 20cl of wine which is about a quarter of a full-sized bottle. Inside you’ll find Premier Estates Wine’s award-winning Prosecco DOC, the perfect treat at the end of a busy day or week.