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 Post subject: Gris Rose Lidl £3.45
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:33 pm 
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Stunning southern French blend of grenache cinsault and carignon. Needs little or no chilling to be at it's best.

Palest pink and dry wild strawberry. Serve too cold and the grenache leaves a bit of of heat on the long, long finish.

Sancerre rose is very similar but not this good.

My local Lidl store says whilst stocks last, so, I don't think Lidl will be restockng when it runs out.

Utterly beautiful wine !

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:01 pm 
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Excellent! Will stock up next time I'm in Gloucester.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:55 pm 
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It's a Vin De Pays Du Sable which I think is Provence.

I wonder if the very expensive Provence rose ( Bandol ) is any better.

It's certainly more expensive. I saw one on offer somewhere for £24 ~ faints ~


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:22 pm 
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£24 wine at Lidl?

No, surely not.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:50 pm 
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No, I just meant that I had seen Bandol ( Grenache - Cinsault - Mourvedre ) for £24 elsewhere ( Probably the food hall of a department store ).

Even Tesco charge a tenner for theirs

The blend is similar to that of the Provence rose. Carignan replaces the Mourvedre.

£24 would probably buy the entire contents of my local Lidl.

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Bought a case of rose direct from the cellar door at Bothy Vineyard outside Oxford. Blimey, it's good. Dry as anything, fairly pale and very interesting. When it's labelled up it'll be Oxford Pink. If you get a chance, try it. Mind you, it's not cheap at just under £7, but it's beautiful.

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