And so this namesake rosé, and the insanely high UK temperatures, inspired a bout of optimism. This little pink number found its way into my Lidl basket. With 89 points from MW Richard Bampfield, I felt confident that this pink might chase my Monday blues away.
Pleasingly pale, it wouldn't look out of place at the finest of dinner parties, if you can get past the fact that the label doesn't exactly scream class in a glass.
Serve it chilled or even on ice, at your summer parties and barbecues, though, and this cheeky little blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan will bring a smile to everyone's face.
Dry, crisp and fruity, it has more flavour (to my mind) than the Brangelina Miraval rosé which will set you back over 3x the price. And against a blue sky and little fluffy clouds, it looks just as good.