I Just Rescued Some Wine. It Was Trapped In A Bottle.
Let’s Blog Over Wine…
You guys ready to go to Cloud Wine with me? Today it’s all about everyone’s favorite wine. Rosé. This is going to be an education course on the global favorite, followed by some of my fave’s. I didn’t get certified as a sommelier for nothing!
Rosé wines are casual, bursting with red fruit flavors and perfect sipping outside while dining. Or Alfresco. Their pink color is created by fermenting juice with dark skins for a short period of time. The best versions are dry and crisp. These wines are super popular in the south of France and Northern Spain. Or you know… here. Most rosés should be enjoyed as soon as they are purchased. I’m sure that’s not a problem for any of us, lol.
Types of Rosés
Merlot: Dry rosés made from merlot are common in France’s Bordeaux region and are now being made in California as single varietal rosés and blends. Their tasting notes include pomegranate, cherry, and cranberry.
Mourvedre: Mourvedre is the primary grape used in wines of Bandol in Northern Provence, producing a dry, crisp rosé. It may be blending with Grenache, Syrah, and other grapes. Their tasting notes are dried cherry, raspberry, and cranberry.
Syrah: Syrah is typical in many of the rosés of France. Often blended with other local grapes. It is made as a single-varietal rosé in France’s Languedoc region, where it may be dry and crisp or fruity and full-bodied. While Syrah’s typical barnyard aromas do not show in a rosé, the wine is still imbued with spice. Tasting notes are strawberry, raspberry, and cranberry.
Grenache: Southern France and Spain grow Grenache well thanks to their warm climates. The ripe grapes make rosés with bright fruit and full mouthfeels; in Spain, they are known as rosados, and the grape is called Garnacha. Tasting Notes: raspberry, grapefruit, strawberry.
Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is made in two styles in the Old World: refined and fruity in Burgundy, and brisk and low-alcohol in the Loire Valley. In the New World, California produces elegant Pinot Noir rosés as well. Tasting Notes: quince, floral, strawberry.
My Top 5
My top five rosés currently are:
- Fre Wines Rose: Why this? Because it’s non-alcoholic and the only one I’m able to currently indulge in.
- Cotes de Rosés: This Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault blend not only boasts a tasty, classic rosé palate that will delight any pink lover, if you like pretty bottles the bottom of the bottle shows off a distinctive rose shape.
- Miraval Provence Rosé: This wine hails from the Miraval estate (famously owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) in the Côtes de Provence region of France. The fruity and floral flavor will please the most discerning of rosé drinkers, and the pale pink shade was basically made for Instagram. This rosé is life.
- Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé of Pinot Noir: In a sea of Grenache-based rosés, this 100% Pinot Noir blusher really stands out. A bright acidity and notes of strawberry, grapefruit, and watermelon make it beautifully refreshing by the pool or for a lingering day of relaxation in the garden.
- Babe Rosé with Bubbles: Created by one of the funniest people around (The Fat Jewish) It’s cute, delicious, and pairs well with everything. It comes in a can too. Super Classy, lol.