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WINE OF THE WEEK: Alovini Le Ralle Basilicata Rosato 2017, Basilicata, Italy

£8.95, The Wine Society

Basilicata Rosato

Provence rosés have done such a clever job of persuading people that pale rosés are both drier and more sophisticated than dark rosés that deep pink wines are beginning to look like an endangered species. Don’t let it happen! There’s room for all shades of pink, and vibrant pinks aren’t necessarily less dry. Take this amply proportioned, dark rosato made from Aglianico and Montepulciano grapes in southern Italy. It’s dry but not bone dry and delivers a mouthful of strawberries and cream, tangy cherry and crunchy pomegranate. It has enough body and flavour for a barbecue, whether prawns or lamb cutlets, and works well with spices, herbs and chargrilled or roast veg such as red peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and shallots.

Alovini Le Ralle Basilicata Rosato, Basilicata, Italy

£8.95, The Wine Society

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