It’s time to shake off a long, cold winter and soak up the sun! For many of us, the perfect spring tonic involves whipping up a fresh herby salad and pouring a glass of rosé. We think this delicious drink pairs perfectly with all seasons, but it does seem like the perfect complement to long, warm days and relaxing evenings.
The Rosé Wine Trend: Spring Is In
Why are rosé and spring fused together in our minds?
The Color: After months of brown, beige, tan, and white, it’s nice to see some color! From the soft greens of budding trees to pastels blooms, we crave a new palette. Rosé’s beautiful pink tones are perfect for this time of year.
The Temperature: Late April/May temps hover around 60 – 65 degrees. Ah, lovely! This is also the best temperature at which to serve rosé. It allows the red flavors to enjoy a bit more warmth than when we serve whites (which is best at about 50 degrees).
The Alcohol Content: Summer whites, like Muscadet, Moscato, or Riesling, have an alcohol content of 12% or less. This may be too light for some, but options like Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir, may feel like too much for a temperate spring day. Rosé is a great balance at about 13.5%.
The Food: We tend to turn away from big hearty dishes (roasts, thick soups, etc.) and think about fresh farmer’s market salads, fish, and fruits. Rosé is ideal for these flavors and offers a light, refreshing mouthfeel.
The Celebrations: Does your mood improve in spring? Ours too! Sparkling rosé is the perfect pour for graduations, engagement parties, or Tuesday after a long day at work! This delightful drink can even give champagne a run for its money.
It’s spring, ya’ll! Pour yourself a glass of rosé and savor the flavors of the season.