Pick of the Launches

19 June, 2018



Brand owner E&J Gallo

RRP €9.60, £8.50, $11.90

Markets US and UK

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Dark Hose Rosé (18% abv), described as a premium rosé created by winemaker Beth Liston, is launching in the UK after success in the US.

This wine consists of a blend of Grenache, Barbera, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo and Zinfandel. With no oak contact in the process, the company said Liston was able to capture a “fruit-forward flavour that is complex, rich and layered”.

E&J Gallo says: “Pale pink in colour, this rosé is exploding with flavours of fresh red fruit, with a subtle minerality and a floral character, deliciously dry and fresh.

“Liston decided to take summer by the grapes and create a fruit-forward, Provence-style rosé that pairs with sunshine and backyard budgets.

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