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7 Good Reasons to Drink Rosé All Year Round
With its refreshing taste, fruity aromas and beautiful colour, rosé wine is full of sunshine and togetherness! It reminds us long tables outside on the terrace, impromptu barbecues with friends and simple moments of relaxation and delight. But it is also a surprisingly delicate wine, offering rich and subtle aromas that can be enjoyed all year round.
Because rosé is a wine for any occasion
It pairs well with simple dishes and can be served with light and refreshing meals from start to finish. It goes particularly well with southern French and Mediterranean cuisine. A light rosé wine from Provence pairs nicely with hors d’œuvres, starters, white meat or fish with sauce… such as our Rosé de Léoube.
Because rosé wine is “in”, that is why we are talking about it
It’s true that rosé wine is “in” now. Its consumption and production keep increasing. And Provence is the leading rosé-producing area. That being so, if trends can push novices toward a really good product, then “Vive la mode”! Without forgetting that with the effects of trends, it is better to remain vigilant about the quality of what we put in our glasses.
Because rosé is not just any old wine!
Long considered an “inferior” wine, consumer preferences nevertheless led wine experts change their views about rosé wine. The production of rosé wine is confronted with precise technical problems and requires very specific knowledge: the winemaker knows how hard it is to obtain a fruity, yet balanced rosé, to control its colour and to be consistent from one vintage to another. It is thus a series of wine-making methods that gives the wine its colour. But it is still true that it will take all the winemaker’s experience and expertise to carry out this task between the grape variety, soil, work of the land, ripeness, weather, temperature of fermentation, wine making method, equipment, etc. In fact, all of these elements give the wine its wide range of flavours.
Because rosé wine can be stored, but only for a short time,
Most rosés can (and often must) be consumed within 12 months of their vintage year. But many rosés are better after being kept for a year or two and some may even age a few years to the delight of your taste buds! Test the ageing potential of Léoube La Londe and discover the evolution of its flavours! You are likely to be surprised!
Because there are gourmet rosés
For formal occasions, you don’t usually think about serving rosé when inviting your mother-in-law or wine lovers over for dinner. It is more of a festive “no-fuss” wine. Yet, fine rosés do exist. They are called “rosés de gastronomie” (gourmet rosés) or “rosés de garde” (rosés for keeping). A winegrower from Provence even came up with an oaky rosé (aged in oak barrels) as a result of the soil and structure of the wine. It is a special and complex wine. Gourmet rosés pair very well with white meat, fish with sauce, Thai food and as a general rule, spicy dishes. The elegant structure of Secret de Léoube rosé camouflages its brawniness under a silky smoothness for a perfect gourmet rosé.
Because rosé offers a diverse and innovative range!
Sparkling rosés are little-known wines worthy of the most beautiful and festive tables. They can be found in all regions of France and around the world, including Blanquettes de Limoux, Crémants d’Alsace, Crémants de Loire, Crémants de Bordeaux, Crémants de Bourgogne, Pétillants en Provence, Cava in Spain, Frizzante in Italy, etc. With its hints of red fruit and slightly noticeable tannins, sparkling rosé wine can be served with white meat, roasted poultry, leg of lamb or even small game birds. It also pairs nicely with salmon (in all its forms) and red fruit desserts.
Rosé is therefore not a one-dimensional wine
The wines of Provence have a very ancient origin, and rosé is the region’s speciality. Specialists even agree that rosé may be the first wine in history: ancient representations show the common practice of rosé wine making in Egypt, Greece and Rome. So why go without?