Châteaumeillant wine tours, Loire Valley, France, Wine tours and tastings, Sancerre, Quincy and Reuilly plus Paris day trips

Why tasting rosé is a must on a summer wine tour

There’s no question about it. A summer wine tour has to include rosé.

Sales of rosé wine are positively booming. Some believe this is due to its more accessible image compared to white or red wine. Others put it down to how tempting its tones of pink look in a wonderful, summery Instagram shot.

Or maybe it’s just because nothing can beat a good glass of chilled rosé as a summertime apéritif.

Now, we’ll let you into a little secret. Here at Goûts du Berry, we love to drink rosé all year round. Whether we are lounging in front of a roaring log fire in the winter or sitting at a pavement café in a sun-drenched French village on market day in the summer, watching the world go by, rosé is our drink of choice.

Luckily for us, we are based in Le Berry, where some of France’s most delicious rosé is made. Yes, you guessed it, it’s Châteaumeillant’s delectable rosé gris.

Here are just some of the reasons why tasting rosé as part of your wine tour is essential.

Wine tours are great for tasting rosé wines that aren’t available for sale elsewhere

One of the best things about going on a wine tour is that you get to taste rosé wines that you simply can’t buy in your local supermarket.

Many winemakers produce wine on much too small a scale to send their wines to large retailers. A wine tour will give you the opportunity to taste wines that you may have otherwise missed out on.

Rosé goes great with brunch

This may seem a bit random but bear with us.

Being on holiday gives you the opportunity to have a break from the normal routine and take your time over your meals (on a side note, it’s fine to sit so long over breakfast that it actually turns into lunch – right?). Brunch is a frankly genius invention that is perfect to take your time over in the French sunshine.

And the good news is that rosé goes amazingly well with brunch, particularly with eggs.

So next time you’re on a wine tour on your holidays, why not pick up a bottle of rosé and enjoy it with your brunch the next day? We promise you won’t be disappointed. Which brings us neatly to our next point…

Rosé will never disappoint you

We’ve all been there. We’re about to head back home from our holiday, only to realise that there’s no way we can leave without buying a bottle or two of the local tipple to take back and share with our family and friends.

But what tasted so amazing when you were watching the sunset on a warm summer’s evening abroad, no longer tastes anything like you remember when you get it back to Blighty.

Rosé, on the other hand, will never, ever disappoint. Whether you’re drinking it whilst picnicking amongst the vines where the grapes grew or during a cold, November evening with friends at home, it is going to taste just as good. Why? Because rosé is simply delicious. Wherever, whenever.

Discover Chateaumeillant’s rosé gris…

There’s nothing nicer than spending a day with friends on a wine tour in France discovering the local tipple.

At Goûts du Berry, we offer wine tours around Châteaumeillant, where you can discover what makes this little-known AOC’s wines so wonderful.

We now also offer day trips to Sancerre, Quincy and Reuilly.

If you want to make a weekend of it, our French Wine and Food Adventure makes the perfect mini break. And with flights from London Gatwick, Southend, Stansted, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton, you could be here in less than 2 hours!

Right, now where’s that glass of rosé…

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