Delheim Rose


Summer have not quite reached East Lothian but I still love this time of year mostly because it’s time to get out and enjoy the garden, scrub down the barbeque, sit back and enjoy some alfresco food and drink.

What better way to get into the groove than a lovely glass of Rosé wine. It’s not something that I tend to drink much of outside the warmer months and there’s something quintessentially summer about Rosé.

It’s funny how our taste changes with the seasons and a good thing too, life would be a bit dull if we ate and drank the same stuff all the time. We’ve been followers of Delheim wines for a few years now and enjoyed watching them improve immeasurably since discovering them at a tasting in London back in 2012. It’s a real community thing at Delheim as they look after all of their workers like members of their family – in total 13 families work and support the farm. They produce a number of lovely wine such as Chenin Blanc and Gewurztraminer but it’s the Rosé that really stands out for me. It has an elegant bright, pale crimson colour with vibrant aromas of strawberry and red cherry. Red berry fruit dominate the palate with concentrated fruit sweetness balanced by a fresh crisp acidity. Delheim Pinotage Rosé (£12) is summer in a glass even if it’s not very summery outside.