There is no wine more feminine than rosé. It is a real joy to sip it under cherry or apple blossoms, while enjoying the pink rays of a May sunset. There are experts who consider this wine to not be “serious.” Perhaps it doesn’t belong in your wine cellar, but it is fun for an everyday treat. This sort of wine has been at its peak for only a couple of years. Regrettably, only one type of rosé is well-known in North America—it is the off-dry and fruity white zinfandel. There are many different varieties of grapes used to make rosé wines. Among them reside Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache, Pinot Noir. Your favorite wine store should be able to offer interesting bottles from France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, etc.
You will derive maximum pleasure from it if it is first cooled and then served at the temperature of 12–14° C.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the taste of French Anjou, Portuguese Vinho Verde, as well as Ontario Cabernet Franc Rosé. You can also use these wines as fantastic aperitifs. Italian ros
é from Veneto, French Tavel, or Provence and Spanish Grenache, will greatly complement a green salad topped with smoked duck or mozzarella, tapas, turkey with cranberry sauce, and even pork in apple purée. Famous white zin works marvelously with spicy dishes like Mexican food or spicy sushi. Serve this wine with fruits or light desserts, cheese, and berries.
We recommend the following ros
é wines for your tasting:
- Masi Rosato Modello delle Venezie 2008 (Veneto, Italy)
- Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Reserve Cabernet Franc Rose 2008 (Ontario, Canada)
- Woodbridge White Zinfandel 2007 (California, U.S.A)
- Chateau La Tour de L’Eveque Rose 2008 (Provence, France)
- Cuvee Tabbeau Tavel 2008 (Rhone valley, France)