It's exactly five years since 'Rick Stein's Long weekends' series kicked off on the BBC with his trip to Bordeaux. You can see the video in news here.
Our crisp, pale pink has been the house rosé for Rick Stein for years - a sort of St-Tropez meets Padstow, via Bordeaux. Same wine, with Rick's signature label.
The back label: "This dry rosé was made from equal parts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The grapes were harvested earlier in September than for making red, and the pale juice quickly run off the dark skins for a light, crisp wine." 12% vol.
"Rhubarb, strawberry, fresh, most appealing. Easy drinking, dry style with a refreshing note of white pepper on the finish." Richard Bampfield MW (Master of Wine), for the Hot 50 Bordeaux Selection 2021.
'Fashionably pale, but fruitier than many Provençal rosés, with a delicious taste of wild strawberries' Fiona Beckett's rosé pick in The Guardian, June 2020.
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Take a look at the expert opinion below.
- Expert opinion
- pics at the Chateau
Château Bauduc Rosé (Bordeaux) 2019
I can’t say I spend any time drinking much (or indeed any) rosé, nevertheless this one won me over. It has a great colour, a peachy sunset-pink, and most importantly a nose of fresh rather than sweet or confected fruit, all crisp strawberry and leafy raspberry, with nuances of peach stone, pear and acacia. It has such delicious vigour on the palate, showing weight but also poise and energy, the substance cut by a fresh acidity and citric energy. It is so delicious and so fresh, with a long, tingling finish too. Bottled under Stelvin screwcap. From a 2021 Update. 92/100
“The Bauduc Rosé is something of a revelation… It is a delightful wine. Aromatically I find delicate red fruits, with notes of peach and tangerine. It shows a lovely structure in the mouth, possessing the feel of a white wine, light and fresh, and imbued with vibrant acidity. This is really good…”Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com
“Very pale pink. Fresh, red fruit aromas - raspberry and redcurrant nuance. Clean and dry on the palate but with an underlying ripeness of fruit. The freshness is what appeals. Delicious.”James Lawther MW, Contributing Editor for Decanter magazine
“The other day I had Chateau Bauduc’s lovely Bordeaux Rosé, which goes against the region’s general trend of harvesting late by picking grapes (merlot and cabernet) early to keep the style fresh, dry and modest in alcohol (12% abv). You can buy the wine, which stocked at Rick Stein’s restaurants and Gordon Ramsay’s, direct from the chateau.”Fiona Beckett, The Guardian