Senses & Sensibility: Love & Rosé
February is the month of love. There tends to be quite a bit of attention paid to Champagne, but I want to throw in a plot twist. Instead of bubbles as your go to wine for the month, how about rosé ? The pink wine is quite versatile. It’s a good option when you want to kick it casual or when you want to be fine and dandy.
Rosé is produced in many wine regions, but the motherland is Provence. The wine has been produced in Provence since the Greeks planted the first vines 2,600 years ago, making it the oldest wine region in France. Rosé seemed like a trend, it’s clear that the wine remains a popular choice.
While a Provencal rosé has a certain style, you will find that they have their own character. There is something pink to drink for every one of your moods. Go simple for when you Netflix and chill. but a complex rosé would pair perfect with dinner.
The following are some of my picks to please your palate. All of the wines are perfect for pairing your favorite French cheeses and your comfort foods.
- Château Berne Romance Rosé 2019 – This wine comes from a winery also known for their 5 hotel known as The Château, They make stellar rosé which is displayed in artistic bottles. This light pink has notes of citrus and red fruit. Romance in a glass, sounds like it’s meant to be.
- Domaine de La Croix Cuvée Irrésistible Cru Classé 2019– When you can’t make it to the Riviera, you can get it in your glass with this rosé . A touch of spice on the palate with perfumed notes of fruit and flowers.
- Château d’Esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2019 – While everyone talks about Whispering Angel, maybe you should give Rock Angel some love.. It brings in the flare of Whispering Angel with a touch more complexity and elegance. Long story short, it’s a very sensuous wine.
- Château Real Martin Perle de Rosé 2019 – A great light with a beautiful color with fruity nose and a touch of blood orange. Sipping this one will make you feel like you are in the Mediterranean basking in the sunshine.
There is no reason to wait until the summer to rosé all day when there are so many great options. Since Galentine’s Day is coming up, get your squad together on HouseParty or GoogleMeet for a rosé pajama party. Everybody gets a bottle of rosé so they can share what they love about it as well as what snacks are their perfect pairing. What a great way to spend a lazy Sunday and get together with your girls.
Last but not least, in the interest of love, get some roses and a bottle of rosé for a bit of “me time”. As the scent of flowers fills the air and you sip away, write yourself a love letter in your journal, The power of self-love leads to your best life. Santé!