Embrace rose with passion! Rose is made from red grapes with just enough of the skin to give them a remarkably brilliant light pink color. One huge misconception is consumer’s thinking it is a white zinfandel and sweet. The opposite is true. Most Rose are “DRY”. They are the most versatile food friendly wine. Beach, pool, sun, this is a great wine of choice. US sales jumped 132% in 2010 with Rose wine’s.
The Provence region in France is the heart of Rose and some of my personal favorite’s. It is the only region to specialize in Rose. It has the character of a red wine with crispness of a white.
Crisp, refreshing pair with Asian cuisine, Indian, Salads, poultry, etc…
Many geographical areas are making some very nice Rose’s including Italy, Spain, California and Oregon.
Roses and wildflowers are often used when describing pink wines. Fruit aromas can be citrus fruits, red fruits or stone fruits. Tangerine, cherry, watermelon, peaches and grapefruit. As soda drinkers people love sweetness, which is why blush wines have become so popular. Remember if the word is used on a label such as white zinfandel or white merlot it will have residual sugar and be sweet.
With so many great Rose on the market today, you can not go wrong, most are such a great price, you can find many under $15, and they are good. Refreshing luscious elegant and who does not like the pretty pink color 🙂
Here are a few that are good and affordable.