Almost summertime! Hungarian Rose wine – video
Last weekend was beautiful, sunny and warm, I even managed to get a bit of a tan just sitting out in the backyard. When the sun comes out and it’s warm enough to bare my legs and arms, I like to pop open a couple of rosès. We also had a lovely brunch to go along with the wines.
I had a French rosè, the Jules ’08 which I got from Oddbins, £6.99 and a Hungarian rosè, the Pannonhalmi ’08 which I think retails for about £10.
I had gone to a Hungarian winetasting the previous week and the producer Pannonhalmi Abbey Vineyard had given me a rosè to take home and try. The Pannonhalmi vineyards have been in existence since 996 A.D. but have had their ups and downs over the years. They fell into disuse during the Communist years but in 2000 were revived and are now thriving.
I got Sarah (wine90) to be my cameraperson and here’s what I (mostly) thought of both of them…