Rose Wine Varietals
Rose for me is the purest expression of the varietal from which the wine is made. This is basically because the winemaking is so primal; so few of the decisions challenging a winemaker with reds or whites are obligatory upon making a rose. Ranging from slightly sweet to totally dry these are versatile wines at the table and are unparalleled for wine with which the only thing to be served is lively conversation.
Many folks have denied themselves the pleasure of rose; granted America’s experience with rose has been like their early experience with chianti in straw wrapped bottles. As importers became more savvy to these wines and American producers tasted for themselves the high quality of especially French roses they began making rose at their own wineries really good examples have supplanted Lancers, Mateus and white zinfandel on many retailer shelves and gratefully at many restaurants.
Leon Millot Wine
Pinot Noir Wine
It is the wine’s texture and finish that mostly speaks to the sensualist.
Rhone Rouge Wine
I find roses to be about as pure expression of the varietal as there is; that’s fun and often pretty.