21 Jun 2023

Irish Farmers Journal

 Wine: Mindful Summer Sips

By Ciara Leahy

Whispering Angel

O’Briens Wines, Avoca, McCambridges Galway, World Wide Wines
Waterford (among others), €26.65

Having a sustainable focus is as important for big winemakers as it is for the family-run operations as climate change continues to have an impact on vineyards. Whispering Angel, the brand that helped drive the rosé renaissance’, celebrates its 17th vintage, but 2022 was a challenging year as the growing season yielded small berries with an average weight drop of 25%. This was expected, following a scorching summer. However, because of their commitment to long-term, meticulous vineyard management, it was an untroubled vintage. This can be experienced in the glass, as refreshing strawberry, raspberry and grapefruit flavours make a delicate rosé which has a beautiful crisp, clean finish…