Hawkswood, Thurston Place, Rondo Rosé, Suffolk, England, 2020Regular price £17.50
The 2020 Rondo Rosé is the first under the new Hawkswood brand by Michael and Irene Rhodes of Thurston Place Winery. This is the first rosé the husband and wife team have made and released under their own name, but are well practised in making the style for other local vineyards. Before tasting the wine, be as enamoured by the colour as we are... Too often, rosés have a 'strawberries and cream' tasting note. In this case, there is no more accurate descriptor! Except maybe strawberries sprinkled with sugar... But don't let the nose fool you into thinking the wine is anything but dry on the palate. A slight tartness to the fruit is refreshing and the acidity is obvious. Described by Irene herself as the wine she will be drinking by the pool this summer...
At Vino Gusto, we love selling local products, but the mere fact that they're local is secondary to quality when it comes to sourcing and buying outstanding wine. The winery at Thurston Place is just a few miles from our doorstep and Michael and Irene Rhodes strive to produce technically sound wines that they enjoy drinking themselves. Luckily for us, they're bloody good at it.