In the past rosé wine has been dismissed by the connoisseurs as headache inducing and overly-sweet, but rosé has come a very long way in the past decade and has emerged as a versatile, food-friendly and exciting wine ‘for every occasion’. Rosé wines of today can be delicate and dry, enjoyed all year round, and versatile enough to
mix into a number of popular cocktails.
Below are 6 perfectly delicious reasons to fall in love with Rosé wine.
1. Livio Felluga Rose Venezia Giulia IGT Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Livio Felluga is an Italian estate nestled in Friuli-Venezia Giulia at the northern tip of the the Adriatic Sea. The estate takes its name from its founder, Livio Felluga, who came to the region in the 1930s. Today, it is famous for its blended white wines made from the region’s most planted white varieties, including Friulano and Sauvignon Blanc.
The wine is elegant, crisp and dry, made using Pinot Noir grapes. It pairs well with tomato dishes as it balances the acidity of tomato very well.
Distributed locally by Vini e Capricci
2. 2019 Clos Mireille, ‘Ott’, AOC Cotes du Provence
The Clos Mireille Rosé is an expression of a blend of various grapes typical of the Côtes de Provence appellation: Grenache; the dominant grape, chosen for its full-bodied texture, Cinsault; for its well-known softness and Syrah; for its fruity roundness.
The wine’s freshness develops through citrus aromas around a resolutely mineral core before ending with a subtly persistent finish. It makes for a delicious Summer’s wine for drinking chilled on a hot day!
Distributed locally by Charles Grech
3. Rosé Argali 2021 – Puech Haut
The Argali Rosé is produced by the highly respected Chateau Puech-Haut from the South of France. It is superbly refreshing with fabulous fruity sensations and a touch of citrus. The wine makes for a great aperitif and pairs very well with fish and seafood in general.
The Argali Rosé is now available exclusively at Cleland & Souchet in Portomaso or online.
4. 2019 Domaine de l’Ile Rosé
French fashion house CHANEL embraced their latest fine wine endeavour, acquiring Domaine de l’Ile back in 2019: a prestigious estate on the exclusive island of Porquerolles. The organic Rosé expresses the balance of the island, its sunny and pure atmosphere, bursting with nuance. Harmonious, with white-fleshed fruit, citrus, and an unexpected persistence for a Provence Rosé, the signature of a strong winemaking ethos. The wine is carried by a saline note and a hint of bitterness that prolongs the tasting, like long summer days ne wishes would never end.
Distributed by Farsonsdirect
5. 2021 Chateau Miraval Rose – Jolie-Pitt & Perrin, Cotes de Provence
Château Miraval is located close to the ancient town of Correns, in the heart of Provence.
The latest incumbents are no strangers to fame and fortune; not only was Miraval the summer retreat
of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but it is also the winery where they launched a joint venture
with the Perrin Family of the renowned Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône Valley.
The 2021 Rose is a traditional blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Syrah. Elegant pale-pink in colour, evoking a rose petal. On the nose, Miraval Rosé shows all its elegance: beautifully fresh it exudes aromas of fruit, currants and fresh rose with a zest of lemon. An irresistible wine that ends with a long finish with lemony notes.
Exclusively distributed by Philippe Martinet Fine Wines
6. 11 MINUTES – 2019 Rosé Trevenezie IGT
A fine blend created from the most noble native varietals like Corvina and Trebbiano of Lugana and varieties like Syrah and Carménère. In 11 minutes, the skin contact time from which it takes its name, the most noble qualities of the grapes and the slightly rosy shade that characterise this wine are extracted. The dominant Corvina grape, was chosen for the floral aromas as well as the significant acidity it gives to the wine. Trebbiano brings elegance and a long finish; Syrah gives fine fruit and spice notes to the glass and finally, Carménère creates structure, ensuring stability over time. This a fresh, enveloping rosé with an intense and complex bouquet, created to accompany spring or summer evenings and more.
Available from The Store by P. Cutajar
This article was featured on Served Magazine Issue 20.
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