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Earlier I was piling ready-made gin and tonics amongst the tubs of ice-cream and salad into the shopping basket when one of those beige people tottered into ear shot. Pushing a tub of “I Cant Believe…” into her basket she was wishing the return of the Jet Stream. I ask you… after weeks and weeks of near constant rain the first spot of sun and temperatures in the high 20’s elicits a moan. “I’m just waiting for them to reinstate the hose pipe ban”; said her headscarf wearing friend. Aaah, the Brits… never happy if we aren’t moaning about the weather. I did wonder if perhaps loosening the woollen coat might make the temperature more bearable…

Don’t know about you but interest in eating anything substantial greatly lessens in such heat. As does, to be frank, the urge to write! So just a light salad for me thanks; just don’t skimp on the rosé.
This duo are I think a touch expensive. You can buy them from Ocado and Corney & Barrow (no connection). But you might just be in the market for a stylishly packaged, light, Provencal rosé.

The Secret de Leoube Rosé, 2011 [Adegga / Snooth] is the wine with the white typography running around the bottle; this is the lighter of the two and, apart from something such as garlic prawns or the most simple of salads, would be the better one to serve on its own. It’s a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, best described as delicate. (Corney and Barrow list it at £21).

The Rosé de Leoube, 2011 [Adegga / Snooth] is more substantial and more suitable for food matching; but still remains a nice drink to sip alone. Here Grenache, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon are combined to give a gentle spicy edge to the palate. This vintage, 2011, is the estates first fully organic vintage. (Corney and Barrow list this at £14.25 bottle).

Chateau Leoube Rosé


  1. Claudia says:

    I love this bottle, love it. I have not yet found a perfect Rose (that does not hurt my head). Somehow they dont agree with me, but this Leoube is a beauty, thanks!

    • jerome says:

      Dear Claudia,

      Indeed amazing picture.

      I hope you can enjoy our rosé. I agree with you rosé can give you a headache very quickly.
      I hope you can treat yourself with Léoube.

      This is a fine wine made with passion, love and care.
      I am very confident you will not suffer from headache with Léoube.

      Please visit our website and come back to me if I was wrong.

      Warm Regards
      Chateau Leoube

  2. Nice shots – and I love your description of the “beige people”!!

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