Flavour of the Month
What I have been tasting ....
You will notice I have left the title generic. It has been a summer of Rosés for us. Whether Grenache from Spain, Pinot from the new world or many varieties from the south of France, rosé has delighted many of our dining experiences.
I like to think of Provence as the birthplace of rosé because it is done well in a dry style that accompanies many dishes. The wines are mostly made from grenache, syrah, mouvedre & cinsault. Rosé colours vary depending on where they come from and what grape is used although when they are from the south of France you can expect a paler version that is dry on the palate. By French wine law, only 4g/L of residual sugar is permitted.
I often bring a rosé when invited for dinner (at any time of year) simply because it pairs with many foods and helps bridge the gap between those that "only drink red" or " "only drink white". It generally suits everyone!
Enjoy the remaining days of summer and remember that it's okay to Drink The Pink.