“I believe in pink.” -Audrey Hepburn
I love pink. Always have, always will. Yes, its girlie and sugary sweet but it’s also the color of innocence and charm.
It’s the color of people who believe……. in love & in life.
I love everything pink, including my wine. With spring finally upon us I consider drinking rosé to be another herald that the seasons have officially changed! I’m sure some of you folks aren’t interested in pink wine. I know what you envision- a box of wine with the name “Blush” on it. Well, let me tell you, times have changed! Rosé is an experience unto itself. And these days there is a plethora of unique varietals readily available to choose from. No matter what you typically drink there is a way in to suit your palate. The hard core red drink may enjoy a Spanish or Argentinian rosé since they tend to be darker and bolder(and made from the same exact grapes you toss back all the time!) Rioja? Malbec, anyone? Yep, those grapes produce deep, rich colored rosés with dark fruit on the nose- think cranberry, cherry giving way to a crisp, dry finish. It’s a little known fact that all wine is white when it is first crushed, its the time that the juice spends macerating in the skins that gives it color. A day or two on the skins equals pink, or a few weeks for red.
As for you white wine drinkers, you’ve got an easier entry. When in doubt, go with a Provence. Provence rosés are considered by most to be the best in the world, and for good reason. The palest of pink wines is so elegant, so dry it is the perfect compliment to a variety of dishes or all on its own.
A big misconception with pink wine is the supposition that it must be sweet. This is not the case. (FYI, dry is the opposite of sweet in the wine world.)
A good rule of thumb is-
Old World wine(European)=typically dry
New World wine(Everywhere else)=less dry
Rosé is also as easy on your wallet as it is on your eyes! Win, win! A nice bottle in the $15 range is easy to come by.
So come on! Drink your pink wine with PRIDE! I dare you.
The wines picture above are-
Charles & Charles 2013 Rosé www.BielerandSmith.com
La Source Chateau Vignelaure 2013 www.vignelaure.com
Cune Rioja Rosado 2012 www.cvne.com
“Pink is my signature color.” – Steel Magnolias