Rosé - The secret winner on your wine list

Rosé is an increasingly popular choice to both the female and male wine consumer. Why? The new drier styles appeal to a vast variety of food pairings making it the ‘all-rounder’ on your wine list.

Whilst the French region of Provence largely dominates wine list selection, new cool climate regions in Australia including Adelaide Hills, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsular are starting to increase their market share.

Rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the colour from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine.  The end colour of the wine is controlled by the wine maker and is indicative of the amount of time the wine juice has contact with the red grape skins. In Provence it is common to use the skins of Syrah and Grenache, although nearly any red wine grape can be used to make rosé.

The primary flavors of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb. Depending on the type of grape the rosé wine is made with will greatly vary the flavor.

In terms of food pairings rosé is a winner as it can match with just about anything.  With the move to modern eating patterns of tapas style share platters, rosé sits particularly well and appeals to the younger ‘wine and food enthusiast’ crowd.  A crisp dry rosé also works perfectly with Indian curries and spicy Thai dishes.

AWC would be happy to introduce to you our rosé selection from France, Italy and Australia. Enquire now.