Take me to the South….of France! A glass of rosé wine is a start. That’s where some of the world’s finest rosés come from.
Summertime is perfect for rosé. I’m not talking white zinfandel! Many rosés have a nice crisp acidity that’ s very refreshing in hot weather. Like red wines rosés are made from black grapes but are fermented at a lower temperature and have very little contact with the grape skins.
Good rosés are not only beautiful hues of peach, coral and salmon, but they’re also very fragrant with essences of roses, strawberries, peaches
a fun wine to ponder. Also nice-rosés pair with a lot of different foods, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good rosé.
A few I would recommend:
- Robert Oatley Rosé – about $15
- Rosé d’Anjou – about $13
- Becker Vineyards Provencal – about $10
- Yellow Tail Rosé – about $8 (on the sweeter side)
Feeling adventurous? There are a couple of wonderful events where you can try a variety of rosé wines. Coming up August 15, the Becker Vineyards hosts its annual ‘Rambling Rosé’ at the winery near Fredericksburg. For more info head to New World Wine & Food Festival.
Also, there’s a beautiful Taste of Provence tasting menu now being offered through August at The Fig Tree Restaurant on the Riverwalk.
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