If you’re looking to Drink Pink this Valentine’s Day, why not delight the loved one in your life and treat them to a bottle of Lady A Rosé on 14th February. Peter Morrell gets a preview taste
Lady A Rosé pairs well with chilli-dotted crab linguine, Asian-inspired dishes such as seafood-filled dim sum and sushi as well as punchier meats like lamb when a red is too heavy making it a luxurious addition to Valentine’s Day meals this year.
Lady A Rosé is also available as a mangum if you’re looking for an extra special treat for your loved one. The magnum would also make for a great addition to galentine’s dinners if you’re looking to celebrate with friends this year.
RRP – £14.95 for 75cl or £30 for 150cl – Available from SPIRIT.ED
Lady A Rosé is a classically pale and elegant rosé made at Château la Coste, Provence in partnership with Soho House and their Master Sommelier, Vincent Gasnier. The vineyard prides itself on honouring the area’s nature by practicing biodynamic principles and preserving the terroir and soil fertility.
I recently tasted Soho House’s Lady A Rosé, but before describing the wine itself, let’s take a look at its fascinating name and its label. To mark the 40th birthday of socialite and friend Markus Anderson, the founder of Soho House, Nick Jones surprised him with his own rosé. He called it Lady A – a nickname given to Markus by Nick in the early days of his career inspired by Markus’s “social butterfly” status.
The continuation of this theme is the Butterfly on the label. It was specially design by Damien Hirst to reinforce the artistic, inclusive yet discerning personality for which Lady A Rosé stands.
Now onto the wine itself. It is made in the heart of Aix en Provence at Chateaux La Coste. Lady A is made from the traditional rosé blend of Grenache and Cinsault grapes. The bouquet has strong aromas of soft red fruit, primarily strawberries, and raspberries. On the palate there are flavours of stone fruit, particularly peaches together with good grapefruit and lemon citrus notes. There is well balanced acidity making it ideal as an aperitif or as a match with food. The finish is bright and fruity.