Hooray for Dry Rose!
Spring is in the air and as the weather begins to warm up, I enjoy nothing more than spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun and sipping on a rose. Over the weekend I tried out the latest drop of Rosé by De Bortoli Wines, Rosé Rosé which features a pale pink appearance and promises a dry finish.
Over the last few years, there’s been a surge in rose’s popularity and not the traditional variety which was crimson in colour and sweet. The trend is now pale pink, dryer in style and has a refreshing finish. Leanne De Bortoli has been at the forefront of Australia’s pale dry Rosé movement and set out with winemaker husband Steve Webber to produce a sublime King Valley Rosé using the Italian variety Sangiovese as the main component. The result, a stunning pale pink rose which is dry and savouriness.
On the nose, Rose Rose features aromas of peach and pomegranate with wild herbs. I found this rose to be light and refreshing and would pair well nicely with dishes such as chicken and seafood year round. The wines pale pink appearance has been achieved by ensuring the grapes have four hours of skin contact before being pressed and undertaking a warm fermentation process. Apart from the colour of the wine, this process also adds a lovely texture to the wine.
What I enjoyed most about this drop was that it wasn’t sweet; however, it did present a light fruitiness which I love. The bottle itself is also magnificent with a strawberry shaped detail at its base and an eye-catching label which is modern and intriguing. Overall, a great rose for those new to the variety and a flavour which can be enjoyed by most even those who rarely indulge in a glass of wine.
De Bortoli Wines, Rosé Rosé 22 AUD. Available now from leading liquor retailers nationally. Locate your nearest stockist.