They are crisp and refreshing and can be paired with many of the lighter foods we serve in the warmer weather.
The comments from last week’s post prompted me to do another post on rosé wines and to help you change your mind about pink and rosé wine.
Way back in the 70’s it used to be that pink wines were for the “ladies who lunch” crowd and white zinfandel was ‘it’.
Now, generations later and in a New Millennium there have been many changes around the world that have taken us to new heights and winemaking is no exception.
Winemakers today have the tools and knowledge to make wine that will please every palate. With that said you should dispel any thoughts you still have that pink or rosé wines are only sweet.
This week our local wine shop was featuring rosé wines from several different regions in the U.S. and France. The wines varied in color from a light apricot to a rich rosé color. I bought a Merlot rosé, Syrah rosé, Pinot Noir Blanc, and a Montepulciano rosé.
Each of these grapes produces a rosé wine that is dry with the crisp acidity of a white wine and the complexity and depth of a red wine while keeping true to the characteristics of the grape.
Food Friendly, Yes!
These dry rosé wines are perfect with summer salads, grilled fish and seafood, light pasta dishes and chicken. You can also just sit back in your lounge chair and enjoy an crisp chilled glass of rosé while you are waiting for the grill to heat up.
Some Can Be Sweet For Desserts
You can certainly find a semi-sweet or off-dry rosé wine. The Mateus brand has off-dry rosé wines that can be found in most areas. There are other off-dry rosés that your wine shop will have in their stock. These wines can be enjoyed with fruit desserts. Great for summer barbecues.
The lesson here is to seek out what you like and give it a try. If you are still on the fence about rosé don’t hesitate to visit your wine shop and ask questions. You will definitely be able to get the answers you need to make the right selection.
There are wines for everyone, dry or sweet, semi-dry or semi-sweet in both sparkling wine and still wines. So be sure to seek out the style you prefer and Taste Wine and Enjoy!