Are you after the perfect red wine to enjoy over leisurely dinners at home? Look no further than Leicestershire’s own Rothley Wine.

Yes, this week Guardian wine writer, Fiona Beckett, has selected Rothley Wine’s Warhorse as her Wine of the Week over on

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Rothley Wine’s vineyard is located within the grounds of the former Manor of Rothley, first developed as a Preceptory and Chapel of the Knights Templar after a grant from King Henry III in 1231.

Producing red, white, rose and sparkling pink wines, Rothley Wine has been shortlisted for and won numerous awards, all judged through blind tasting, which is a real testament to the quality of the wines.

Fiona Beckett writes about Warhorse, “At 11.5% it’s quite fresh and tart but with a really lovely flavour of wild hedgerow berries and just-ripe blackcurrants that is reminiscent of a Loire Cabernet Franc in a cool vintage.

When I first tasted it I thought it would be nice chilled as indeed it was, then discovered they do in fact recommend serving it at 12°C. They also suggest decanting it two hours in advance which I’m not sure it really needs.

It would be lovely with grilled lamb and, unusually for a red, griddled asparagus.”

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Rothley Wine also offers vineyard tours and tastings throughout the year and there are currently plans under way to introduce tours with social distancing in place when the situation allows.

In the meantime, you can buy Rothley Wine to enjoy at home through George Hill (delivery available), with other stockists including Norths Delicatessen in Rothley, Wigston Fields News & Deli and The Offie in Clarendon Park. You can also contact  Liz at Rothley Wine direct for collection.

To keep up to date with news and events you can follow Rothley Wine on Facebook and visit their website.