Flavours of Summer Case

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Flavours of Summer Case

‘It’s summer in a bottle.’ Quite a familiar description for white and rosé wines (and on rare occasions, perhaps even a red), but one that can be interpreted in different ways. Pretty much every bottle of chilled wine can be described as a summer wine because it is indeed cold and can bring refreshment on a hot day. But when talking about summer flavours in wine, it pays to be a bit more specific.

There are certain smells and flavours that can really hit the spot when we experience them. Short of going around sniffing or tasting these very specific things ourselves, wine is pretty amazing in the way it can replicate these characteristics, whilst also providing us with a tasty tipple. So if you’re in search of a bit of real summer in a bottle, here are some wines you can find those summer flavours. Simply scroll through to see what we've got in store for you.

Many wines have aromas and flavours of some of the most wonderful summer scents and tastes, like elderflowers and freshly cut grass, tropical fruits, honeysuckle and orange blossom, strawberries and watermelon. These can all be found within this magical wine selection. Of course, there are some summer scents that you might not be able to find in most wines – the smell of sunscreen and swimming pools for example. And thank goodness for that.
17 review(s)
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1 xThe Berry Box White 2018, Stellenbosch

2 xPure Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Côtes de Gascogne

1 xClaude-Michel Pichon Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Loire

2 xChic 2018, Rosé de France, Pays d'Oc

1 xBorgo Selene Nero d'Avola-Nerello Mascalese 2017, Sicily

1 xDomaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir 2017, Languedoc

1 xDomaine de Pellehaut L’Eté Gascon 2018, Gascony

2 xRude Reserve Blanc 2017, Côtes de Gascogne

1 xVignobles Ferrandière Chardonnay 2017, Languedoc

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The Berry Box White 2018, Stellenbosch

1 review(s)

This was my first bottle of wine from Rude Wines. If the rest are as good as this I will be delighted. We matched it with scallops and chorizo and it enhanced the food very well. David

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety

ArraySauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier

Country

South Africa

Style

ArrayOff-Dry White, Fruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayLentils & Pulses, Mediterranean, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Small in size but large in stature, Edgebaston consists of just 22 hectares of vines. David oversees all vineyard and winemaking activity, with a holistic and quality-driven approach. The estate uses only organic fertilisers in the vineyards and care is taken at every step of the winemaking process to ensure that all wines are produced in the most environmentally friendly manner. The wines are enticing, fresh and pure, with an underlying but unmistakable European influence. As you might have guessed, awards are ten-a-penny, with Edgebaston wines regularly receiving top points in South African wine bible, The Platter Guide and the winery a winner in The Wine Merchant Top 100 awards.
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Chilean Fish Stew

Pair rich fish stews with vibrant, zesty whites such as Sauvignon Blanc which have enough fruit flavour to balance out the punchy garlic, herbs and tomatoes. Full recipe

Pure Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Côtes de Gascogne

1 review(s)

A stylish and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc created in Gascony in the South of France. This is French Sauvignon as it's meant to be. Grassy, applely, minerally and oh-so refreshing. The perfect wine to accompany your precious relaxation time.

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Percentage Alcohol

11.5

Region

Côtes de Gascogne

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Country

France

Style

Fruity Dry White

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Goats' Cheese, Vegetarian

The Producer

Maison Sichel are a well respected wine producer based in the Bordeaux region of France. We're more than happy to recommend any wine Sichel put their name to. It's a real mark of quality.

Pea and Goats Cheese Risotto

The tangy flavour of goats cheese and the sweet flavour of peas benefit from a crisp, aromatic wine with a good fruit character. Sauvignon has traditionally been the wine of choice in the Loire where handmade goats cheeses are famously made. We think Pure Sauvignon Blanc, 2018, Côtes de Gascogne is a sound choice. Full recipe

Claude-Michel Pichon Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Loire

0 review(s)

Lovely colour, fresh vibrant aromas, lip-smackingly refreshing. What more could you possibly want from a rosé wine? Loire Pinot Noir wine at its most delicate and seductive

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Loire

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

Light and Fruity Rosé

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayChinese, Mediterranean, Salads & Herbs

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Claude Michel Pichon is the sixth generation of the family to take the reins at the family estate in the heart of the Nantais vineyards of the Loire Valley. He expanded the domains vineyards to a total of 92 hectares with the vines an average age of around 30 years old.
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Duck Breast With Wild Mushrooms and Cream

The rich, fatty flavours of duck, combined with creamy mushrooms call for a soft, smooth red with fresh fruit flavours. Head to light or medium bodied reds - fruity Pinot Noir, Grenache or Pinotage pair well. Or even, a Loire Rosé for something a little lighter. Full recipe

Chic 2018, Rosé de France, Pays d'Oc

2 review(s)

A fresh delicate rosé wine ideal for drinking on its own. Add some good company, a little sunshine and a few well-chosen nibbles and you'll be in seventh heaven.

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Languedoc

Grape Variety

ArrayCinsault, Grenache / Garnacha, Merlot

Country

France

Style

Light and Fruity Rosé

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayRice Dishes, Shellfish, Sushi

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Maison Sichel are a well respected wine producer based in the Bordeaux region of France. We're more than happy to recommend any wine Sichel put their name to. It's a real mark of quality.

Crab Cakes

The delicate crab meat requires a wine that won't overpower the sweet flavours. Chic 2018, Rosé de France, Pays d'Oc could be just the gently flavoured wine you are looking for. Full recipe

Borgo Selene Nero d'Avola-Nerello Mascalese 2017, Sicily

0 review(s)

Knockout value Italian red wine from the sunny slopes of Sicily. You'll find two of the island's best red grape varieties, Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese blended to make an outstanding everyday wine. Pizza to pasta, barbecues to roasts; this is a must-have red wine for your wine rack

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Sicily

Grape Variety

ArrayNerello Mascalese, Nero d'Avola

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Mediterranean, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

The Borgo Selene wines are made at the Curatolo family winery. For more than 135 years the family’s enthusiasm, passion and commitment to making fine wines have led to some of Sicily's best wines. In the late 1970s, the Curatolo Family added still wines to their range of Marsala, made only from local Sicilian grape varieties, which express the unique character and flavours of the Sicilian terroir.

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Pasta Puttanesca

This Italian classic can handle a big and fruity red or white – the acidity of the tomatoes and salty anchovy balance rich, juicy reds. Try the Borgo Selene blend of Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese for starters. Full recipe

Domaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir 2017, Languedoc

0 review(s)

The Languedoc just might be the top candidate for giving its vignerons the most freedom in all of France. Sure, you'll find superb Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah red wines. But you'll also find grape varieties more usually associated with other regions. Like this exceptional value Pinot Noir. A top recommendation for you.

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Languedoc

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

Light-Bodied Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Game Bird, Rice Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Family-owned Domaine de Cassagnau is situated in the heart of the Languedoc region, due south of Carcasonne. The success of the estate has very much relied on the women of the family, with Berthe Abet in charge of the Domaine for six decades and through two world wars. A doctor by profession, Jacques inherited the estate from his mother, Berthe's daughter Jacqueline, and continues the family business with wife Collette.
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Chicken Paupiette filled with Sundried Tomato and Mushrooms

The multi-layered flavours of savoury mushroom, sweet, sun-dried tomato and rich aubergine and pepper calls for a bit of an all-rounder. A soft, easy-drinking red like our Domaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir will cover all the required taste bases. Full recipe

Domaine de Pellehaut L’Eté Gascon 2018, Gascony

3 review(s)

Just 11% alcohol, brimming with pineapple, mango, and passionfruit flavours. Unique to us at Rude Wines, we're huge fans of this off-dry French white wine made from local native grape varieties, and we're convinced you'll be a convert too when you try it.

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Percentage Alcohol

11.0

Region

Côtes de Gascogne

Grape Variety

ArrayChardonnay, Gros Manseng

Country

France

Style

Off-Dry White

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayCharcuterie, Chinese, Smoked Meats

The Producer

Domaine de Pellehaut is the perfect Rude Wines producer. Making great value wines in the heart of France's Gascony region, this family-owned estate strives to make the best wines they can from their 250 hectares of vines.

Now run by brothers Martin and Mathieu Beraut, they've embarked on using the very best of the local grape varieties, marrying them with more familiar international ones. This, coupled with the adoption of the latest winemaking technology, gives remarkable consistency across their wines, year after year.

You'll find all their wines we list, from our own Rude Reserve Blanc, through to their Chardonnay, delicious rose, to the decadent sweet wine, exceptional value. Standout wines from south-west France.
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Crab Cakes

The delicate crab meat calls for a smooth, fruity, floral white or rosé which doesn't overpower the meat - try Southern French rosés with good weight of fruit or even an off-dry white like the Domaine de Pellehaut L’Eté Gascon. Full recipe

Rude Reserve Blanc 2017, Côtes de Gascogne

10 review(s)

Top 10 Best-Selling White Wine



If your idea of heaven is a grapefruit exploding into your face buy this wine.Olly Smith, The Three Wine Men





Meet our very own contender for best value French white wine. You'll probably already know that Gascony, in South-West France, is high on the list for great wines, especially whites and rosés that won't cost the earth. That's why we headed there to put together our own 'house' white, and it's a real stunner.



BRONZE - INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2018

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Percentage Alcohol

11.0

Region

Côtes de Gascogne

Grape Variety

ArrayChardonnay, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc

Country

France

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArraySalads & Herbs, Spicy Foods, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Domaine de Pellehaut is a family-owned property and chateau with 250 hectares of vines grown on slopes of up to 180m in altitude. The proximity to the Pyrenees provide a welcome shelter from bad weather, with very low rainfall and warm, sunny summers. Brothers Martin and Mathieu Beraut produce wines from both local and well-known grape varieties, including our very own Rude Reserve Blanc, a blend of Colombard and Chardonnay, with a smattering of Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng and Ugni Blanc.
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Spicy Fish Braai

Super-simple but very effective, the spicy marinade on barbecued hake combines sweetness, heat and plenty of flavour. Try a tropical-fruited, aromatic white wine such as a Côtes de Gascogne blend. Full recipe

Vignobles Ferrandière Chardonnay 2017, Languedoc

0 review(s)

Crisp, clean & wonderfully bright Chardonnay wine from the sunny south of France...

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Country

France

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayRice Dishes, Shellfish, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

A recent addition to the Domaines Paul Mas collection in 2013, this 100ha estate lies near Carcassonne. Vines are planted on an old saltwater marsh, so in winter they’re deliberately flooded to reduce the salt content of the soils.

It’s also an area where phylloxera can’t survive, meaning they can plant ungrafted vines in these special soils. These cover some 18 different grape varieties, certified by Terra Vitis for its sustainable practices.

Our buyer was struck by the brilliant Chardonnay, and so we decided to ship directly to bring it to you at the best possible price.
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Fusion Prawn And Vegetable Curry

The fragrance and flavours of coconut, chilli and ginger hold their own and can only be complemented by a fruity white, such as the Domaine de la Ferrandière Chardonnay. Full recipe
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Must buy

This is a fantastic wine that ticks all my boxes. I loved the balance of tropical fruit with a hint of honey in there. It has a long elegant finish. I had it with smoked mussels but this is a wine you can drink on its own. A great find.
Thank you!

By Douglas on 21st January 2019

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Did not disappoint

I was surprised to enjoy this French sauvignon blanc so much, as I normally drink Chilean. The crispness of bouquet was encouraging and the taste did not disappoint!

By Julie on 06th August 2019

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Easy drinking wine

A delicious easy drinking wine. Full of flavour, with pretty pink colour that first says 'drink me'!

By Brid on 06th August 2019

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Light, easy drinking Rose

Very pale and light in colour, has a fruity taste which is round and easy to drink.

By Maggie on 05th August 2019

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Smooth

So smooth, very nice!

By D Mayo on 06th August 2019

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Very Fruity

Very fruity.

By Marie on 05th August 2019

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Pellehaut

Lovely nose, clean colour, some sweetness but good balance.

By Mike on 05th August 2019

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Nice drinking

Nice drinking

By Jaki on 06th August 2019

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Secure Favourite

A secure favourite, a joyous treat for all seasons!

By Lesley on 06th August 2019

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Smooth & Dry

Smelt sweet but lovely and smooth & dry in mouth.

By Raven on 05th August 2019

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Rude White

If your idea of heaven is a grapefruit exploding into your face buy this wine. Three Wine Men - November 2018.

By TWM on 21st December 2018

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Drinkable (very!).

Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely wine.
Thank you.

By Douglas on 14th October 2018

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fresh and fruity

A nice blend with lemony flavour

By Gayle on 01st September 2018

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Rude

Simply beautiful, great wine a great blend of grapes.

By Carmen on 04th April 2018

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Excellent

White wine, excellent, easy to the taste with fish, or on it's own. Shall probably order as gifts for friends at Christmas. Again, well done Mr Blender.

By Bob S on 04th April 2018

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Nice

Off-dry with good acidity. Zingy lemon with floral characters. A wine for summer sunshine

By Tim on 04th April 2018

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Rude Reserve

My wife is a white wine drinker and after popping this into my basket last week - she said, it's a great refreshing zesty white, instructed to purchase more.

By Ralph on 04th April 2018

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