Alan Kingsbury delves into the list of Vintage Roots, the organic specialist wine merchants, for some distinctive and unusual rosÃƒÂ©s to kick off the summer season.
It may not quite be a tiger but Wild Thing RosÃƒÂ© 2015 (Vintage Roots £7.85) certainly does have the up-front personality to make its mark at a party.
This stridently coloured, deep-pink rosÃƒÂ© has assertive yet clean flavours of candied strawberry and the dry tang of cranberry finishing with a refreshing bitter note.
With each glass you can be gratified by the happy thought that The Born Free Foundation is receiving a charity donation that is helping to save endangered animals; yes, including tigers.
While we’re in the party mood, let’s keep it fruity with a pink fizz from Italy with a big summer smile on its face.
Luisa Merlot Spumante Extra Dry, Giol 2014 (Vintage Roots £9.99) has enthusiastically active bubbles delivering an irresistible, creamy and powerfully fruited symphony of pink grapefruit with a hint of lime.
Meinklang Pinot Noir Frizzante Prosa 2015 (Vintage Roots £11.95) has something of a sweet personality and just enough bubbles to tickle the palate.
It’s a real contender for a party buffet featuring spicy dishes.
With a low 10.5% alcohol and suitability for a vegan diet, this is surely the summer-fun wine to please everybody.
Dedicated to organic produce and good value since 1986, Vintage Roots today lists 400 wines. It’s a list that is a veritable ‘happy hunting ground’ for anyone who likes to make discoveries.
Visit vintageroots.co.uk or give them a free call on: 0800 980 4992
Standard delivery is £6.95. Buy 60+ bottles or spend £125+ for free delivery.