While some say that rosé is a wine reserved for summer, we live by a different set rules. The blush-coloured drink makes rounds at our table, no matter what time, temperature, or day of the year.
So if you’re ready to make the jump and turn the saying, rosé all day, into a lifestyle, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Provence Rosé to help choose (and serve) the right bottle for whatever the occasion.
Take a peek at a few key tips below.
Don’t drink rosé overly chilled
While yes, rosé is best served cool, ice cold should never be an option. While pink wines may be light, they don’t lack in flavour. To avoid muting the aromatics of your favourite rosé, serve between 8°c and 12°c. In other words, chill your wine in the refrigerator for 2-hours or 20-minutes in the freezer for optimal drinking. If your wine has been chilling in the fridge for a couple of days, leave it out for 20 minutes before serving.
Check the vintage
Some things get better with age, but you don’t have to wait long to enjoy a bottle of rosé! In the case of Provence rosé, the tastes are at their brightest and most refreshing when they are recent vintage releases. In 2017, this means drinking 2015 or 2016 wines. However, ultra-premium Provence rosé, which is vinified and matured in oak, have the structure and depth to allow for moderate term cellaring.
Don’t be afraid to serve with food
Red and whites might be more popular at the dinner table, but rosé pairs just as well with food. The next time you pick a pink, trying pairing it with a pasta dressed in a tomato-based sauce, or Mediterranean fare. Oh, and a little rosé paired with a fruity dessert never hurt either.