Rosé

Rosé wine

The word Rosé comes from the French language; it is known as rosado in Spanish-speaking countries or rosato in Italy. It tends to be pink in colour – ranging from a pale orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the grapes and wine making techniques. Rosé often has a lot of strawberry flavors, and I always think if you crushed a strawberry in your hand and smelled it, that is exactly what this wine’s nose would be.

This Rosé won a People’s Choice award at the Creston Rotary Festival this spring. My favourite pairing is with turkey or fresh BC salmon, two dishes people find hard to pair. Salmon can be quite strong so a lot of whites can’t hold their own, and turkey isn’t really dark enough to be paired with a red, but isn’t chicken either so a Rosé is a perfect compliment!