Imagine sitting down underneath a marquee on a hot sunny day enjoying La Gioiosa Prosecco Superiore and Château Lauduc Classic Rosé 2015. This is our Saturday afternoon at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Our lovely hosts poured Italian prosecco, La Gioiosa Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG, into champagne flutes. La Gioiosa’s vineyard is located in north-east Italy in the hilly Conegliano Valdobbiadene area, about 50km from Venice. Wines with the Denomination di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status represents the highest quality of Italian wine. The quality is guaranteed using strict controlled production methods. A government licenced representative must also taste the prosecco before it is bottled according to DOCG guidelines!
We could feel soft smooth bubbles when we tasted it which soothed our palate. A perfect quaffable drink for watching the rowing races.
After drinking La Gioiosa Prosecco Superiore, we moved on to the Château Lauduc Classic Rosé 2015 from Bordeaux. It comprises of the cabernet franc (75%) and merlot grapes (25%) and is produced by the Régis and Hervé Grandeau brothers. Their family winery was founded in 1930 and is located about 10 kilometres from Bordeaux in Tresses.
Two French institutions have highly rated this Bordeaux Château Lauduc Classic Rosé 2015. The Concours General Agricole Paris, a French competition established in 1879 to showcase and select the best French products and breeding stock, awarded a gold medal to the Château Lauduc Classic Rosé 2015. Also, the Guide Hachette des Vins, France’s best selling authoritative guide to wine, gave it 2 stars which means ‘remarkable’.
Both La Gioiosa Prosecco Superiore and Château Lauduc Classic Rosé 2015 are wines you should consider having at picnics or on sunny days.
Do share with us what is your favourite prosecco and rosé!