Selecting the Perfect Rosé
Ahh, summer. I am anxiously waiting for the quickly approaching warmer summer months. I can’t wait for declious summer salads, picnics outside, and some beautiful rosé. I am already bookmarking grilling recipes! To accompany these meals I have been getting ready for summer (maybe a little early) by stalking up on my favorite rosé. I have my rosé staples, but I also love trying new wines. Here are some tips I utilize to pick out new rosés!
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1. Choose from a trusted region.
Where the wine comes from will greatly change the quality of the wine. If you know that you like a specific region, then try other wines in that same region! The tried-and-true regions are Provence, California, Bordeaux, Northern Spain, and Oregon. Don’t know where to start? Think about what reds you like and try a rosé from that region! Most red wine producing regions also produce rosé.
2. Always pick a recent vintage.
Something I did not know until recently is that rosé is best when drunk as young as possible. Drinking from last year’s vintage will ensure that the rose is fresh!
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3. Know if it’ll be sweet or dry.
A secret rosé hack is that the higher the ABV, the drier the wine will taste. If you like sweet wines, look at the ABV and choose something on the lower end. Anything higher than 11% will be dry!
Still, picking out rosé requires a bit of trial and error. Go to your local wine store and talk with the sommelier, they will be able to point you in the right direction. Do you have any other tips for picking out your rosé? Let me know in the comment below or on instagram @ouiplease.
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