Another summer, another round-up of delicious dry rosés, plus a featherweight, lightly sparkling sweet wine from Italy and a pink Champagne that I wasn't familiar with and which hugely impressed me recently.
There are lots of different styles, shades, flavours and grape varieties, but it has turned out to be an almost all-European selection this year, reflecting the limitations the pandemic has imposed on tastings, travel and trade. The one exception (perhaps ironically) is from China.
Chateau Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc de Noir 2018, Ningxia, China
Bone dry but opulent in fruit and texture and with white pepper spice and grapefruit bite. A true original and former Wine of the Week. 14%