With the weather being so hot by day and cooler by night here in the Mile High city, I’ve been drinking a lot of Rosé so far this summer. It pairs perfectly with lighter summer meals and isn’t too heavy of a drink. I find that it’s good to start dinner with a lighter Rosé and end with a heavier one. Or you could end with a sweeter one to pair with dessert. There are so many options with each different type!
Pinot Noir Rosé
2010 Rosé de Pinot Noir from Iron Horse Vineyards, $20
Techincals: 100% Pinot Noir; 11.5% Alcohol; 3.10 pH
Tasting Notes: Smells of watermelon and raspberry and tastes of cantaloupe, watermelon and lime.
Food Pairing: Pair with spicy foods (Mexican), barbecue or anything off the grill. This works really well with some good ol’ Fried Chicken. Try The Best Fried Chicken Recipe.
2012 Black Label Cabernet Rosé from South Coast Winery, $18
Technicals: 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12.1% Alcohol
Tasting Notes: ”The synergy between the crisp, light, fruity nature of Cabernet Franc marries with the robust character of Cabernet Sauvignon to make a wine that is cohesive and integrated with the best attributes of both. Complete with intense berry aromas, delicate herbal notes and vibrant color.”