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Caitlin Flach
 
February 6, 2015 | Caitlin Flach

Pretty in Pink

Attention red drinkers and white drinkers! How do you feel about pink wine? Rosés are the perfect middle ground for anyone who feels they would like to move from white to red, or vice versa. And let me tell you, there is a whole world beyond White Zinfandel! Pinot Noir Rosés, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosés, Garnacha Rose; the options are infinite for such a “fru- fru” looking wine. You see, Rosé is made from red grapes; however, the skins are kept in contact with the grape juice during fermentation for much less time than red wine. This is where they get their vibrant pink colour, and their complex flavours. If you like sweet whites, try a White Zinfandel or a Red/Pink Moscato. If you love the dry reds, try a Malbec Rosé or a Cab Sauv Rosé. The options are endless, and each Rosé offers something different.

Here are some of my favorites!

Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé ($14.99)
Chile

Dark magenta in colour, this wine is beautiful and complex. With a strong scent of strawberry, and soft floral notes.  The palate does not disappoint with flavours of strawberry, cranberry and grapefruit. This rosé is dry with medium acidity to make it a great pairing wine to have with lighter meat dishes or pasta.

Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé ($17.99)
France

From the Cotes-du-Rhone region of France, this Rosé is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. It is incredibly floral and fragrant on the nose, with bright acidity complimenting the palate. The flavours of cranberry and hints of strawberry are enhanced with a minerality that makes this a nice dry Rosé, perfect for those who are not a fan of sweet flavours. Try this rose with a traditional french salade nicoise or cedar plank salmon!

Be Flirty Pink Moscato ($11.99)
USA

This is the perfect reflection of a crisp, refreshing, and juicy Rosé, without getting into the cloying sweetness of White Zinfandel. As most know, Moscato is typically a white wine, so as per making this a fun pink hue, wine makers added red wine into the mix of Muscato grapes, creating a unique and fruity Rosé. This Pink Moscato offers a slight effervescence, bright acidity, and perfect raspberry and strawberry flavours. Characteristically, as a Rosé, there is a nice dry finish adding to the character of this wine. Light bodied and charismatic, this wine is perfect to just sip by itself and have a good time.

Time Posted: Feb 6, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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