Need some supplies for that summer barbeque you’ve been planning? O’Briens have the perfect selection of rosé wines to suit any taste, and they’re giving away six of their finest to one lucky IMAGE reader
Summer is finally hinting on the horizon, and if there’s one thing we can’t wait for, it’s all the chilled out summer get-togethers we have to look forward to this year. Between barbeques, patio drinks or just the occasional glass of wine with a good book, it looks like rosé is the big drink on the cards this summer. And over at O’Briens, they have an extensive range of rosés from every corner of the globe, so you’re bound to find one that suits your tastebuds. And what’s more, O’Brien’s are offering buy one, get a second half price across a selected range of rosés — our summer parties are sorted.
From Languedoc to Veneto and everywhere in between, check out our picks from O’Brien’s gorgeous range of summer rosé wines.
From top Languedoc winemaker Gérard Bertrand, this new, elegant rosé just sums up the Meditteranean dreams we’ve been having this summer. The Côte des Roses Rosé is floral and inviting, with aromas of summer fruits, cassis and redcurrant with a dry, crisp finish.
If you’re a seasoned rosé drinker, you’ll enjoy the wonder that is Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé — the name comes from the 11 minute grape skin contact during the winemaking process, which gives this rosé such a distinct, salmon-pink colour. On the palate, you’ll taste fresh strawberry, raspberry and grapefruit, balanced by refreshing acidity and a long finish.
A classic for a reason — Château Riotor has a fantastic definition of raspberry and cherry fruits, balanced by fabulous, refreshing acidity. If you can get your hands on this one, be quick — it’s one of the finest quality rosés in the world, crafted by top Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, Mont Redon.
Rós Rosé, Navarra, Spain — €16.95
If you love to have an Irish connection with your food and drinks spread, then Rós is the rosé for you this summer. Produced by O’Brien’s own Wine Director Lynne Coyle, Master of Wine, with Bodega Tandem in the northern Spanish region of Navarra, Rós boasts an aromatic bouquet of ripe red fruits.
O’Brien’s only get a small supply of Petit Bourgeois every year — it sells out pretty quickly, and it’s easy to see why. Filled with mouth-watering red-berried fruit, with ripe strawberry notes on the finish, this is produced by the ‘King of Sancerre’, Henri Bourgeois, so grab it while you can.
L’Ostal Rosé, Languedoc, France — €15.45
And last but not least, the stunning L’Ostal Cazes Rosé from the south of France. Packed with summery fruits, rose petal notes and subtle Meditteranean herbs, this tastes like a holiday in a bottle.
You can get any of these gorgeous rosés as part of O’Briens Buy One, Get One Half Price offer, all summer long in O’Briens Stores and online at obrienswine.ie. But if you fancy getting all six, you’re in luck – IMAGE have teamed up with O’Briens to give away a six bottle selection of rosé wines to one lucky winner. To enter, simply fill in your details below. Good luck!