Welcome to the latest installment of Wine Wednesdays with Adam! Each week we'll be exploring my favorite wines and what makes them stand out from the crowd. This week we're looking at some of my all-time favorite rosés.
I am a big fan of rosés! For one, they're the best of both worlds: the dark, rich fruits of red wine with the clean, bright acidity of whites. This is because they're made using red grapes--the skins are just removed much earlier in the wine making process than a traditional red. Always drink them chilled to bring out the freshness.
The other great thing about rosé is its versatility with food--it pretty much pairs with everything! Enjoy.
Dry Rosé: made with Sangiovese & Syrah grapes
At just $8.99 a bottle, “Mr. Pink” deserves to be a staple in your fridge or beach cooler. It’s perfectly pink with flavors of fresh picked cherries, crisp watermelon, and pomegranates, with a balanced acidity that makes it perfect for summer sunsets and porch sipping. And the twist off cap makes it easy to enjoy anywhere.
Dry Rosé: made with Sangiovese grapes
Made in Oregon, this rosé exudes notes of fresh-cut strawberries, rose petals, and watermelon turning to bolder aromas of raspberry, grenadine, fresh plums, and papaya, with refreshing herbal hints of sweet pea and willow. A generous mid-palate shows excellent balance and juicy acidity with a lingering, lip-smacking finish. Perfect for a summer picnic, this wine pairs well with complex, spicy, and herbaceous dishes.
Dry Rosé: made with Groppello, Marzemino, Barbera, & Sangiovese grapes
This Valtenesi Chiaretto [kee-ah-reh-toe, a local Italian term for rosé] is produced by harvesting, pressing, macerating, and aging each varietal separately in a certified organic, solar powered, carbon neutral vineyard. Light medium-bodied and dry, this rosé is coral pink in color with notes of roses, wild strawberries, and pomegranate. The palate is soft with bright fruitiness, acidity, a bit of tannin. Pair it with white meats, seafood, pasta, and rice dishes.
Dry Rosé: made with Grenache, Mourvèdre, & Cinsault grapes
This Bandol-inspired rosé is a beauty, featuring aromas and flavors of citrus and stone fruits, highlighted by cherry, watermelon rind, grapefruit, nectarine, and peach flavors. It has firm balancing acidity and both inviting aromas and a long finish on the palate. The medium bodied frame is layered, textured, balanced and elegant. It is a perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of seafood, pasta, and poultry and is best served with a slight chill.
Dry Rosé: made with Merlot, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, & Cabernet Franc grapes
This highly sought after rosé from New York state truly lives up to its name! It's complex and balanced with loads of fruit flavors that complement the wine’s natural vibrant acidity. It shines alongside hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon, lobster, shrimp, carpaccio, and soft cheeses, and it can also complement main-course fish and pork dishes.
*Prices reflected are correct as of 6/18/2019 and are subject to change after that date.