10 REASONS TO LOVE ROSÉS
10 REASONS TO LOVE ROSES…
OOPS, THAT’S ROSÉ, NOT ROSES, BUT WE DO LOVE THEM TOO!
Versatile, refreshing and absolutely delicious, there is so much to love about Rosé!
Come and learn more about this delectable and super-popular wine style with Wine Selectors, who are offering complimentary wine tastings during the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at their cellar door stands!
A style of wine rather than a variety, Rosé has come a long way since those sickly-sweet wines of yesteryear to emerge as an anytime, anywhere, food-friendly treat. Australian Rosé is now decidedly dry, savoury and textural and its easy-drinking nature makes it a perfect match to our laidback lifestyle.
So what is special about Rosé? Here are our top 12 reasons to put Rosé in your wine glass!
1. AUSTRALIA MAKES WORLD-CLASS ROSÉS
Australia is producing some absolutely top-notch Rosés that give the European drops a run for their money. Today, Aussie winemakers are experimenting with different techniques and grape varieties in order to make more complex and multi-layered Rosés.
“Up until fairly recently, Australian winemakers made Rosé as an after-thought,” says Wine Selectors Tasting Panellist Adam Walls. “Whereas now, the wines are being made deliberately, with designated parcels of fruit that have been picked specifically to be turned into Rosé.”
2. ROSÉ IS A WINE FOR ALL SEASONS
Whether you’re soaking up the spring sunshine, escaping the summer heat, or cosying up in front of the fire, Rosé is a wine for all seasons.
3. ROSÉS ARE INCREDIBLY FOOD-FRIENDLY
From fresh salads, seafood, antipasto and tapas, to a seriously good steak, Rosé pairs well with a huge range of food styles and dishes.
4. ROSÉ LOVES TO CHILL OUT
Neither red nor white, Rosé is essentially a pink wine made from red grapes, with minimal skin contact, in the style of a white wine. Like most white wines, Rosés are best served chilled.
5. ROSÉS ARE PALATE PLEASERS
While most Australian Rosé is made in a dry style, there are off-dry and sweeter examples, so there is a Rosé to suit every palate. Pinot Noir-based Rosé can be depended on to deliver good quality with soft, easy characteristics of plums, spice and an array of savoury fruits. Sangiovese typically produces drier styles of Rosé, with savoury cherry flavours. Cabernet Rosés offers bright berry flavours, often with a leafy, herby edge. Grenache-based Rosé has emerged; these wines tend to be sweeter and fuller and offer a vast array of berry-based fruit flavours.
6. THERE IS NO NEED TO CELLAR ROSÉ
What’s also great about this joyous drop, is that Rosé is a ‘drink now’ style and doesn’t need to be cellared. That means there is no wait time and you can enjoy these blushing beauties soon after release.
7. ROSÉ IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO WHITES AND REDS
Rosé’s reputation has soared, not to mention its suitability to match the Australian climate, as it makes a great alternative to a chilled white or a lighter-bodied red. It also provides a great segue from drinking whites and moving into reds.
8. NO TWO ROSÉS TASTE THE SAME
Given how many different varieties can be used to make Rosé, no two wines taste the same, so there is always something new to explore and enjoy. While they’re usually made in the same way, the biggest differences are the variety, where it comes from, residual sugar and alcohol level.
9. ROSÉS TAKE YOU FROM BRUNCH AND LUNCH TO DINNER AND DESSERT
The vast range of Rosé flavour profiles plus its relatively low alcohol content makes it a wine to be enjoyed day or night. From brunch and lunch to dinner and dessert, Rosé has every situation or celebration covered.
10. ROSÉ IS DELICIOUS
No further explanation is needed!
Come and learn more about the reasons to love Rosé with Wine Selectors, offering complimentary tastings at the show!