Flavour of the Month

 What I have been tasting ....

 

 

Provence Rosé

 

 

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.

Salud!