Rosés – pale and interesting

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This collection of rosés comes mainly from two tastings last month in London, one blind and predominantly French, organised by Richard Bampfield MW and hosted by Jean-Christophe Mau of Bordeaux's Château Brown (Bampfield is a consultant and educator who works closely with Mau), the other sighted and at Franco's Italian restaurant in Mayfair, which must win the prize for the highest number of rosé wines on a restaurant list. In addition, there are wines from France, Italy and South Africa tasted by Tam, Jancis and Walter during the same period.

Having spent so long deeply immersed in varietal minutiae while...