Guide To The Best Rosé Wine Food Pairings

Rosé wines are typically made by smashing black grapes and exposing the juice to the grape skins for a few hours. This process extracts color, tannins, and flavors from the grape skins. As a result, winemakers can modify the desired hue and aroma of the wine by raising or lowering skin contact. Rose wines are typically bottled young or aged for a small amount of time in special tanks or barrels.

Provence is the most famous red wine region. Located in the south of France, it produces stunning rose wines that are fresh and aromatic. “Whispering Angel” is probably one of the mostpopular French rosé wines. Other important regions that produce excellent rose wines are Spain, Italy, Chile, California, and Australia.

The two most important grape types are Grenache and Tempranillo. The first one is crucial for the Provence rose wines, and the second one is used for Spanish roses. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir are types that winemakers also use for making rose wines.

When it comes to cuisine, rose wines go excellent with grilled fish, tasty Asian curries, chicken dishes, and, of course, fresh seafood. Here is the list of the five best rose wines that go great with the food we mentioned.

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Chateau Miraval Rose 2021

The Miraval property is located in the village of Correns in Provence and covers about 400 hectares, of which 30 are devoted to vines. Before Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt purchased Miraval, it was owned by American winemaker Tom Bove. He literally transformed the property into one of the most popular French organic estates. Chateau Miraval Rose 2021 is an elegant rose wine that is perfect for every type of celebration. It has a perfectly balanced structure and acidity, so it makes an excellent partner for food. Light summer salads, pan-fried fish, ceviche, pecorino or cheddar... the bottle of this beauty will make your meal unforgettable. Of course, you can always make a barbeque at home and enjoy grilled meat simply paired with this perfect wine.

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Ca dei Frati Rosa dei Frati 2021

Owned by the Dal Cero family for generations, Ca dei Frati is a stunning pale pink rose wine you will never forget. Made of different kinds of grapes such as Marzemino, Sangiovese, Barbera, and Groppelo, which are all grown close to the Lake Garda shores, a bottle of this beauty will leave you speechless. When it comes to fruit, it is sourced from two vineyards – "I Frati" in Sirmione and "La Tur" in Desenzano. Both vineyards have lime, chalky and sandy soils that are top quality. Seductive aromas of cherries, ripe strawberries and redcurrants will make your senses go wild. This is a wine that is light and fresh, with a clean finish. Ca dei Frati Rosa dei Frati 2021 is great to serve as an aperitif by the sea or in the garden. It also goes perfectly with fish dishes served in a creamy sauce, salmon and roasted chicken.

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Chateau Leoube Love by Leoube Rose 2021

This charming rose wine is best known for its crisp and elegant taste, which is now sold in more than 30 countries all over the globe. The Chateau Leoube vineyards are located near the coast, a place with cooling breezes that help decrease the temperature during hot summer nights. Thisway, wine "locks" a lot of aromas and freshness. Chateau Leoube Love by Leoube Rose 2021 is a relatively new wine with luscious apricot, white peach, citrus, and pomegranate notes mixedwith dried herbs, hints of sea salt, and white flowers. The colorful character and bright fruit makethis a top-notch aperitif to serve by the sea or on a terrace overlooking the sea. Pair Love by Leoube with fresh seafood, sushi, grilled fish, Asian salads, or a plate of French cheeses.

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Château Sainte Marguerite Fantastique Rose 2021 

This rose wine is a delicate blend of Grenache and Cinsault. We can say it is a perfect balance of tastes and sensations. Selected and harvested when they became perfectly ripe, the grapes went through vinification at a specific temperature. To limit oxidation and degradation, skins are cold macerated. The Château Sainte Marguerite Fantastique Rose 2021 presents an ideal balance between fruity fragrances of raspberry, peach, and sloes and tasty notes of guava peel,pomelo, and papaya. On the palate, the amazing citrus aromas perfectly lead to a constant and juicy finish. This is a rose wine that truly represents Provence. Refreshingly sweet and fruity, it isthe perfect match for Asian dishes, lobster and seafood.

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Pasqua 11 Minutes Rose 2020

This wine is made by the Pasqua family, who have been Italian winemakers for generations. Founded in Verona in 1925, the winery became popular by creating great value wines, both from international and local grape types. Pasqua 11 Minutes Rose 2020 is a well-balanced rose that’s perfect as an aperitif. If you pair this wine with fresh seafood, sushi, grilled fish, or summersalads, you will make an excellent combination. The wine is crafted from the local Trebbiano and Corvina grapes, along with Syrah and Carmenere. The palate gives you a lot of ripe red fruit and a clean finish. On the nose, you will smell notes of cherry, ripe berries, and citrus.

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