Chelsea blooms with floral vine tributes

Help dad celebrate Father's Day
Help dad celebrate Father's Day

Petal power will be out in force to toast the RHS Chelsea Flower Show centenary celebrations this month.

To chime with the explosion of colour, scent and imaginative flower power, here are some fragrant bouquets.

The creative team behind Spanish cava brand Codorniu have introduced a limited edition Codorniu Brut NV, Spain (£8.99, Tesco) with a pretty pastel mosaic design.

Inspired by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, it’s a lovely bubbly for tipplers impressed by the artistry and flair on view.

And for a floral twist, a dash of L’Esprit De June, France (£36.95, 70cl, in the cava will create a decadent concoction. A French liqueur made from a bouquet of vine flowers such as ugni blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, the sweet, sensory explosion unites white stone fruits with cherry-blossom, strawberries and violet for a compelling finish.

A pretty little white such as Saleta Moscatel-Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Spain (£6.75, captures the vitality inside the Grand Pavilion.

Soft and fragrant with succulent peachy fruit, hints of orange blossom and refreshing grassy notes from the splash of sauvignon blanc give the wine a lively, crisp finish.

Marks & Spencer will be among the exhibitors in the Grand Pavilion. To wish them well, Giardini Veneto Tai Pinot Grigio 2012, Italy (£6.49, Marks & Spencer) is a surprisingly interesting light white wine at 9.5 per cent abv. The perfect lunchtime tipple, it doesn’t scrimp on flavour despite the lower alcohol level and the lively fruits of the loom are apple dominant with a limey finish and subtle, spicy aromas.