“Pink is the new black!” tout the folks from the famous French rosé region, Côtes de Provence. It has long been one of my summertime favourites and I guarantee that refreshingly dry rosés will perk up warm-weather menus including grilled salmon, ribs and burgers.
Don’t like pink? Think again. These dry wines – a classic summer staple in Europe – are made from all types of red grapes including Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah and Tempranillo. To make quality rosé, red grapes are quickly crushed leaving a hint of color from the skins. The juice is then fermented dry, resulting in a wine with zesty brightness and a fruit bowl of flavour.
Sip some global picks hailing from the 2006 vintage and be converted to the colourful side of life.