Celebrate Rosé with Flow Wine Group
Jim Oremland, Flow Wine Group’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager
Published June 2021
Whether it be sweet or dry, bubbly or still, Rosé wine is the perfect summer sipper.
Rosé is the light red that thinks it’s a white wine. Unlike its more distributed cousin red wine, which is made by fermenting the grape juice with the skins for an extended length of time, Rosé is much paler in color. The lighter hue is due to the skins and juice being in contact with each other for only a short period, sometimes as little as a few hours. The longer the skin is in contact with the juice, the deeper the color of the wine.
National Rosé Day arrives on Saturday June 12 this year. Join us as we celebrate “Pass the Rosé Challenge” by viewing our second annual video which includes some of Flow Wine Group’s diversely talented wine consultants from across the nation in a celebratory passing of the bottle. We will launch the video on June 12th on our social media channels. In the meantime, check out last year’s original Pass The Rosé Challenge video.
Rosé is arguably the least understood category of wine. Even today, one common misconception is that all Rosé is cloyingly sweet.
Still Rosé can be a single varietal, such as Rosé of Pinot Noir by Rodney Strong, or a mélange of grapes such as the Chilean wine Los Vascos Rosé, which is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet and Mourvedre. Rosé is a perfect food wine matching up beautifully with ethnic foods such as Indian or Thai cuisine. It is also light enough to go with flaky white fish.
Sparkling Rosé, such as Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco DOC Rosé Brut is a blend of Glera and
Pinot Noir Grapes. The wild red-berry aromas come strictly from Pinot Noir. Prosecco DOC Rosé is a new category of wine that was introduced in Spring of 2020. For Prosecco Rosé to have the DOC label it must be made with at least 85 percent Glera with only one red grape in the blend. Another Sparkling Rosé is the Paul Cheneau Brut Rosé from the Penedes region of Spain. It marries Garnacha and Pinot Noir in a refreshing and delicious pairing of grapes to make Cava, the Spanish version of France’s Champagne.
On the deck before a meal, served with food or just by itself as a cool refresher on a spring or summer day, there is a Rosé wine for everyone.