An All-Rounder Perfect Rosé For Summer
I’m sure you’ve noticed more people drinking rosé especially over the warm Queensland summer. As with most things wine there are different styles and many grapes can be used to make rosé. A rosé is made by limiting the skin contact of the black grape to the clear grape juice. The wine maker can influence the character of the final wine and rosé can be made in many styles from light and dry to full bodied and fruity and even some sweetness – still or sparkling
There are now rosés for almost every type of food and occasion. The most famous rosés come from Provence in southern France. These tend to be dry, fresh and zesty and match well to Mediterranean dishes – seafood, salads, pasta, and rice – the dishes that go well over summer.
If you want something more substantial there are always the Spanish, Italian and Australian rosés. Depending on the grape used these can offer more fruit and structure without becoming sweet. Those made with Shiraz or Cabernet are more like a red wine without the tannin and as they are served chilled this makes them ideal for a barbecue and for drinking with spicy food. These are the modern rosé for contemporary food.
We have a great range of rosés in store at XO Cellars Noosa fair and Sunshine now. We look forward to helping you find one to suit your taste.
Pictured: Whistler Barossa Valley – 2017 Dry as a Bone Rose (available at XO Cellars)
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