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Franco’s Fabulous Rosé Wine List

SEEN has been sipping Rosé wine, in order to bring you some tasting notes for the approaching Summer. I know, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. Many Rosé experts set up their stalls in the lovely Franco’s in Jermyn Street, which boasts in the region of 70 different pink wines. Franco’s staff were just delightful and encouraged to hold on to our glasses as we went round to have tastings. There were Rosés in every conceivable shade from a rich almost-red to the most delicate pinks; such a great way of celebrating the fact that Franco’s have been serving Rosé wines for the last ten years.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

attends the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.

attends the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.

SEEN tried four altogether. All delicious: the first one was a 2015 Rock Angel, Chateau D’Esclans, from Provence, France. It was rather heady and almost perfumed. Very nice indeed. Next was a 2016 “A” Rosato, Fattoria Aldobrandescha from Tuscany, Italy, which was light yet buttery. Downstairs SEEN chatted to a representative from Alivini who explained about the ‘tears’ effect of a first pressing of Rosé wine, where the weight of grapes causes the grapes underneath to ‘weep’, which is very poetic. I tried a dark pink 2015 Castlet Rosé, Cascina Castlet from Piedmont, Italy, which tasted spicy with a hint of cherry, but there was also a delicate pink 2015 Rosamara Garda Classico Chiaretto from Costaripa, Lombardy, which was so smooth and subtle, it was just perfect, and, SEEN was told, very good with fish.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

Rosé is the taste of Summer itself and so good to drink outdoors. SEEN’s palate was certainly educated by the experience. Visit Franco’s to learn more about their wonderful Rosé selection.

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Franco’s
61 Jermyn Street,
St. James’s
London
SW1Y 6LX

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