Rose's Wines of 2012

Rose joined the Curious Wines team this year, bringing with her years of experience in hospitality, marketing and PR. She has played an important role in expanding the commercial side of the business, as well as buying into the values of a company that prides itself on making curious people happy.

Rose has brought her own resourcefulness, personality and drive to the organisation, whilst having plenty of fun in the process. Naturally!
MY WINES OF 2012 by Rose
1. Real Castelo Rueda Verdejo 2011 €10.99 (6 for 5 until 31st December)
Me and my mum’s favourite wine to come in this year. I love, love, love this wine and the price is so reasonable for what you get. It is a fresh, vibrant and fruity juice, bursting with tastes of banana, passion fruit and pineapple, and a softness that makes it so easy to drink. Would happily drink this with a group of friends all night, matches well with food also.
2. Moulin de Gassac Classic Blanc 2010 Normally €8.99, on sale €7.19
This is a fab, everyday wine that I would keep in my fridge at all times.
It’s a dry and fruity blend of three grapes including Sauvignon Blanc from the Languedoc. It has a perfect acid-fruit balance, which makes it crisp and fresh and an excellent food wine. Great to sip as an aperitif before dinner or match with fish or seafood.
3. Philippe Girard Silex Sancerre 2010 €23.00
Sancerre is my favourite wine due to the fabulous minerality of the soils of the Loire. This particular Sancerre is crisp and dry and has a scrumptious stone-fruit flavour with amazing minerality which stays with you long after your initial sip. Sancerre is paired well with shellfish and seafood, this particular beauty is recommended with river fish such as trout and goats cheese. Go on, treat yourself!
4. Pago de Cirsus Oak Aged 2010 €10.99 (6 for 5 until 31st December)
I’m loving Spanish wines at the moment, and this little beauty from Navarra (region next to Rioja) will impress you. It’s a great gift idea, too, as the appearance of the bottle and superior taste of the wine comes across as something picked from the fine wine section. A full bodied red with ripe cherry and red fruit flavours combined with vanilla and roasted coffee. One of this year’s winners!
5. Santa Alicia Reserva Carménère 2009 Normally €9.99, on sale €7.99
Wow, what great value for its buck! When I first tried this Carmenere, I was blown away by the black fruit flavours of rich plum and black cherry, accompanied by a nice toasted, oaky element. The delicious aftertaste lingers and what girl doesn’t love chocolate! A fabulous winter wine for indulging in next to a roaring fire, mmmm.

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