Rosé Your WayPosted on March 5th, 2019
Many have come to think of Rosé as an everyday wine. Some believe that this beautiful pink wine comes from mixing white wine and red wine, but that is highly frowned upon in the wine community. In reality, all wines start off being juiced and are clear. It’s the grape skins that give wines their color. Rosé is made with red grapes, and the skins are only left in with the wine for 2-3 days or until the color the maker is looking for is achieved. Once that happens, the skins are removed and the juice is left to ferment. Once fermentation occurs, you are left with a dry wine that is refreshing and fruity. Each brand varies in flavor profiles and sweetness based off of where the grapes are grown.
How do I pair Rosé? That is a great question! This wine varietal is very versatile. The first thing to decipher, is whether it is sweet or dry. This determines the best pairing for the specific Rosé wine you are drinking. Dry goes well with lighter dishes, while sweeter rose´s go with a wider range of foods. Just don’t pair it with desserts. Desserts can make the wine taste bitter.
Here are several of our favorites:
Delightfully sweet. Consistent quality, proven wine. Most awarded wine brand. US competitions. Barefoot Rose is a refreshing wine with aromas of ripe raspberries and juicy watermelon. Flavors of cherries and sweet citrus complement the smooth, crisp finish. barefootwine.com. Get Barefoot and have a great time! Rose wine. Alc. 10.5% by vol. Vinted and bottled by Barefoot Cellars, Modesto, CA 95354.
Lavender flourishes in the Cotes de Provence, where the iconic purple fields and Mediterranean Sea are said to influence the character of this renowned region’s wines. Fleur de Mer Rose is a celebration of these two influences working in harmony to create a refined, expressive rose. fleurdemerrose.com. Alc. 13.5% by vol. Bottled by Maitres Vignerons de la Presqu’ile de Saint Tropez. 83580 Gassin Var France. Product of France.
Prophecy Rose showcases the best of the South of France. The wine is delicate and bright with layered flavors of fresh red fruit, melon and citrus leading to a crisp and refreshing finish. www.prophecywines.com. Alc. 12% by vol. Produced and bottled by EMB 13103A Salon De Provence – France. Product of France.
Here’s to Dark Horses everywhere. Our California Limited Release Rose boasts a refreshingly dry style that explodes with flavors of fresh red fruit, subtle minerality and a hint of floral – all racing toward a bright, crisp finish. Place your bet. – Beth Liston, Winemaker. Darkhorsewine.com. Alc 13% by vol. Vinted & bottled by Dark Horse Wines, Modesto, CA 95354.
Limited release. Rose wine. Peer into the secret garden, beyond the veiled gate. Among pale petals, lies a refreshing new blend. This limited release rose blends layers of strawberry and watermelon with a hint of raspberry, for a refreshing wine that is light in color, yet dark in nature. www.Apothic.com. Alc. 12.5% by vol. Bottled by Apothic Wines, Modesto, CA.