On a hot day pink wines are perfect and we had some Nxg Stockman’s Post 2005 Shiraz Rose from Tesco. Next Generation Wines are doing a fine job in shipping lots of wine out of Australia and Tesco are doing their best to help.
It’s clear, bright and a lively pink, almost the colour of the inside of a strawberry. It smells fresh, fruity and slightly sweet, although it tastes off dry. There’s plenty of acidity which can be lacking in some New World rose. The fruit really comes to life with lots of fresh summer berries. Raspberries and raspberry leaves dominate a summer pudding of fruitiness.
At under £4 a bottle and with a handy screw cap this is an excellent choice for summer picnicking and informal outdoor eating.