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Summer Wine Pairings

We have paired up with our friends at Mr Wheeler to introduce some exciting new wines that are perfect to go with seafood. The first wine we would like to share is a delicate dry rosé that is just stunning with crab.

Domaine Des Lices Rosé 2016 

Domaine des Lices is from the Pays du Var, so a bit further north near Aix en Provence - still proper Provence. This family Domaine was established in 1925 in Ansouis, which is often cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France. There are olive groves as well as vines, with great views of the Luberon mountain.

A very pretty Provençal rosé, pale in colour with pronounced notes of strawberries and exotic fruits. Crisp and fresh with a great balance of perfume and ripe peaches. This delicate fruitiness is one of the reasons why it goes so well with crab, not too powerful to overshadow the subtle crab flavours and crisp enough to enhance the delicate white crab meat.

Should you wish to try this wine with your crab you can add it to your basket here, or you will find it as an option on all our delicious crab produce.

Who are Mr Wheeler Wine? 

We have been friends with Mr Wheeler for over 50 years through running seafood and wine events here at the Fishery and forging friendship along the way. They are a long established wine merchants based in Colchester who really know their wine.

Mr.Wheeler is a new generation of independent wine specialist, with the heritage, expertise and attentive personal service of an old-style merchant, yet with the tech-savvy approach and grasp of contemporary lifestyle choices you’d expect from a 21st century online retailer. You can discover more on their website.