CHOOSING A ROSÉ WINE ACCORDING TO ITS COLOUR
The range of colours in rosé wine is relatively wide and varies according to the grape variety, the maceration time and the ageing of the wine.
While the colour of a rosé does not give any indication of its quality or alcohol content, it can be a good indicator of its aroma and taste.
A light colour will produce a light, low-tannin wine with a taste of exotic fruits and a floral mouthfeel. This is the case for most rosé wines from Provence. A darker colour will reveal a more structured wine with a pronounced taste, with flavours of blackcurrant and red fruit.
Complex to elaborate, gastronomic rosé wines enhance the most refined dishes and allow numerous food and wine pairings. Delicate and meticulous, they come in a variety of flavours and can be enjoyed all year round. They are structured and elegant wines, round and generous, enriched with subtle nuances that will charm you. They are best drunk young and seduce with their freshness and flavours. Full-bodied and spicy, they go very well with a cold starter such as ceviche, white meat, lobster salad with Asian accents or salmon gravlax.
They can be found under various appellations: Côtes de Provence AOC, Bandol AOC, Languedoc AOC , des Corsican rosés, such as Patrimonio and Figari or rosé wines from Rhône and South-West France. And also under well-known names which make the prestige of the domaines, like in Provence with Domaine Miraval created by the famous celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie, Château d'Esclans in search of the best rosés in the world or the famous Château Minuty.