Wine Wednesday: White and Rosé from Fine Wines Direct UK

I’m back with another Wine Wednesday and this week I’m giving you twice as much fabulous wine content as last time. Yeah that’s right, I’m taking you through a white AND a rosé (I spoil you, I know) from a UK based wine distributor which I’m so excited to share with you. If you missed the first post in Wine Wednesday don’t worry, you can go back and check that out here. I chatted you through an organic, biodynamic and completely VEGAN red wine which you definitely need to try if you’re a fan of a good red. The items included in this post were very kindly gifted to me. This post also contains affiliate links.

Allan Scott white wine and Peyrassol rosé wine.

FINE WINES DIRECT UK

Based in Cardiff, Wales, Fine Wines Direct UK is an independent, specialist importer of wine from all around the world. They sell to a mix of restaurants and wine merchants as well as to general consumers (like you and me) all over the UK. They pride themselves on their variety of wines that suit all price points. Whether you’re looking for a white wine to have in stock in your fridge on the regular, or a special occasion bottle of red. They have something to suit all budgets.

A glass of 2018 Peyrassol rosé

Something that I think is particularly interesting about Fine Wines Direct UK is that a large variety of the wines on their website are exclusive to them. This means that you can get a unique service from them that you aren’t able to get on other UK wine websites. They’ve also got a section on their website which is dedicated specifically to finding the perfect gift for someone. With their mix of 1 bottle, 2 bottle, champagne and mixed wine gift options, it’s so simple to pick out a great gift for a loved one.

WINE WEDNESDAY: THE ROSÉ

Kicking off this weeks Wine Wednesday is a lovely rosé from Provence, France.

ABOUT CHATEAU PEYRASSOL 2018 ROSÉ

Dating way back to the 13th century, Commanderie de Peyrassol is a domaine (or territory) based in Provence, France. Although the domaine has 8 centuries of history, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the owners decided to bottle and market the wine of the domaine for sale. I tried the Peyrassol Cuveé des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence (2018) from their ‘Chateau’ range. The range was created 20 years ago and is produced from a selection of plots from the oldest vines in their domaine. If you want to know a bit more about Commanderie de Peyrassol, their full history is on their website here.

Peyrassol 2018 rosé

WINE WEDNESDAY: THE TASTING

So first impressions of this rosé were that it’s a really dry one. Which I absolutely love. As much as I like a sweet rosé as well every now and then, I often find them to be a bit sickly. On the other hand I do also find a dry rosé to be too acidic sometimes.

I tried this along with my mum who described it as a ‘creamy’ rosé which I completely get. I think I’d describe it more as a ‘smooth’ rosé. Although I guess both creamy and smooth are near enough the same thing! As for the smell we were getting a fruity, peach scent. We both agreed that this was a really full bodied wine which is something that I haven’t come across very often with rosés. And I have to say I absolutely loved it. I’m an all round big fan of rosé in general so I was really excited about trying this one. And it certainly didn’t disappoint.

WINE WEDNESDAY: THE WHITE

As well as a stunning rosé, Fine Wines Direct UK also sent me a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Allan Scott Family Winemakers.

ABOUT ALLAN SCOTT FAMILY WINEMAKERS

Established in Marlborough, New Zealand, in 1990, Allan Scott Family Winemakers were one of the first independent wineries in their area. With Allan himself having nearly 40 years experience in the wine business, it’s hardly surprising to see that they’ve made quite the name for themselves as winemakers. It’s a real family run winery with Allan and his wife Cathy at the head of the business, with their three children bringing their talents to the team as well.

Allan Scott Family Winemakers Sauvignon Blanc.

WINE WEDNESDAY: THE TASTING

So, what were my thoughts on their wine? Let me start by saying that a Sauvignon Blanc isn’t normally my jam when it comes to white wine. I usually find them to be a bit too acidic for my liking. However, despite being a dry wine (which I loved), the Allan Scott 2019 Sauvignon Blanc wasn’t overly acidic at all. There was of course an initial acidity which you get with all dry wine but that lasted for only a moment before the full flavour came through. And my god was the flavour delicious.

Allan Scott Family Winemakers Sauvignon Blanc.

Described as ‘fresh, zesty, juicy and full’ this definitely translated into my thoughts on it. As for the fruity flavours you should be getting passionfruit and tropical fruit. I was getting the tropical flavours for sure! They suggest pairing it with seafood or creamy dishes so go and whip yourself up a plate of prawns or a carbonara for the full experience.

What’re your thoughts on the wine that I featured this time? Are you more of a white or rosé lover? Or maybe a red is more your thing. Let me know in the comments.

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Read next: Wine Wednesday: Lady of the Grapes Red Wine Tasting.

40 thoughts on “Wine Wednesday: White and Rosé from Fine Wines Direct UK

      1. I’m loving this series. And the company sounds amazing, it’s great that they cover all price points and have a large selection of exclusive bottles. I’m not sure if either of this week’s are quite my jam though. I’m not a white wine fan and typically prefer sweeter roses, but it’s good to try a variety x

        Sophie

        1. There’s such a huge variety on their site which is fab! So glad you’re enjoying following the series. I love a slightly sweeter rosé every now and then as well! I’m sure there’ll be a few sweeter rosés popping up in the series so hopefully there’ll be a couple that’re your thing. x

  1. I like the information you provide — I’m not really a wine drinker and know very little about wine regions, history and tasting, etc but I like the sound of the Chateau Peyrassol being a dry wine (when I have had wine, I’ve preferred that). Really interesting post!

  2. I’m definitely more of a rose lover compared to white and red, however I do like a white wine sometimes! I love the sound of the white wine to be fair with the tropical flavour, sounds really refreshing! These sound like a great company and wine can be such a lovely gift for someone. Thank you for sharing!

    Chloe xx

    1. I think rosé is probably my favourite wine as well, although I love all wine really! Rosé just seems to be perfect for any occasion – especially as an afternoon drink. Glad you enjoyed reading! x

  3. Oo, both of these wines sound lovely! I fell in love with white and rose’ wines in Australia having cheese boards with my aunt last year. I love that you share the story behind the wines and I feel you on some rose’ being sickly, so Commanderie de Peyrassol’s rose’ sounds beautiful, and the white a good thing to drink on a cool evening.

    On a side note, I love your blue nail polish. 🙂

    1. Oooh that sounds dreamy! Who doesn’t love a good cheese board? The Peyrassol rosé was perfect, especially if you’re a fan of a dry rosé like me! Haha thank you, I decided to put a bit of effort into my nails for the photos 🙂 x

  4. Oh my goodness, those wines sound incredible!! I’m not a lover of sweet wines and a lot of rosè wine generally is sickly sweet so that one sound right up my street.
    I’m loving wine Wednesday! Although in my house every day is a wine day 🙈 xx

    1. I’m with you there, there are so many sickly sweet rosé’s out there that just aren’t my thing. I love a bit of sweetness every now and then but a good dry rosé will forever be my no. 1. Haha glad you like the series! x

  5. Ooooh! You can never go wrong with wine hehe. I love that there are different types of wine. I love the whites and started getting into rose lately. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ✨

    1. Agreed! White and rosé are both so lovely especially at this time of year. I’d usually be getting ready to go on holiday to Spain around this time of year and one of my favourite ways to spend a summer holiday to Spain is by drinking rosé. Even though I can’t be there at the moment at least I can still drink rosé, haha! x

  6. When I did drink, I basically only drunk Rosé. I’m not sure whether that was from my young naivety about wine or what haha! But I used to love a Rosé – I could never get into white wine. Another great write up!

    1. I think rosé is probably the most drinkable of the different types of wine. It’s my favourite as well! You can get such a variety of rosé from super sweet to drier ones like the Peyrassol so I think that’s why it’s a lot of people’s favourite wine. Thanks so much! x

  7. These wines sound absolutely fabulous! I used to love rose wine but I’m now a firm white wine enthusiast and the Sauvignon Blanc from Allan Scott Family Winemakers sounds like it would be right up my street! We actually visited the Marlborough region when we were road tripping in New Zealand last year so it’ll always hold a very special place in my heart!

    1. Oh that’s so cool! The Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc was really lovely, such a unique tropical flavour to it x

  8. I either need to move to the UK or find a similar wine service that delivers in Ireland! The Peyrassol sounds absolutely beautiful; it caught my eye before I read the review!!

    1. It was such a lovely rosé! I think it’s possibly one of my favourite rosés ever – so good 🙂 x

  9. I love a rosé but that white sounds amazing! I need to pay more attention to the wine I choose… I tend to go for whichever I slightly recognise the name of… Maybe not the best system! Thanks for sharing your thoughts x

    1. I’m a rosé lover as well (although I do love all wines haha) and I have to say the white was just as incredible as the rosé was! x

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