5 reasons why rosé loves food

Pink flowers in different shadesRosé is too often dismissed as just a bit of fun. But there’s a whole lot of serious pink wine out there that deserves your attention. From pale salmon to nearly-red we take a look at the full spectrum of pinks and what to eat with them.



Ridgeview with sushi platter


English sparkler

Ridgeview Fitzrovia Brut Rose

English sparkling wine is going from strength to strength and this seriously classy rosé from Ridgeview in Sussex is no exception.

This delicate salmon-coloured rosé is packed with lively fine bubbles. Chardonnay brings freshness and finesse to the blend, while the Pinot Noir adds classic red fruit flavours.

Food Pairing: Traditional-method sparkling wine is a great pairing with seafood, especially when it’s raw. The crunchy red fruit in Ridgeview rosé makes it a robust and satisfying partner for a mixed sushi platter.




Clans and Tuna


Pale Provencal

Chateau d'Esclans Les Clans Rosé

Pale Provencal is all the rage at the moment! It’s delicate and refreshing, and perfect for sipping outside in warm weather.

This elegant Provencal rose has an enjoyably soft texture, with refreshing flavours of pineapple, wild strawberries, and red berries.

Food pairing: Provencal rosé is great on its own or as an aperitif, but can also be enjoyed with lighter summer dishes like salads or delicately-cooked fish like this lightly-grilled tuna.



Argento Malbec Rosé with tapas


Gutsy Argentinian

Argento Malbec Rosé

Malbec’s popularity sees no sign of waning, but not a lot of people will have come across it in its rosé guise, where it is full-bodied and very food friendly.

This sophisticated Malbec rosé offers intense aromas of fresh red berries, with concentrated cherry and plum fruit flavours. A beautifully balanced wine with crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.

Food pairing: Classic new world rosés tend to fuller-bodied, which means they can stand up to more robust dishes like full-flavoured tapas, cured sausages and grilled meats.




Lambrusco and fruity pudding


Fun ‘n’ fruity frizzante

Cavicchioli Lambrusco Rosato Dolce

Forget everything you thought you knew about Lambrusco! The real stuff is well made, quality driven and thoroughly enjoyable to drink.

Sweet red fruit flavours are balanced beautifully by zesty notes of citrus and lively refreshing bubbles.

Food pairing: The residual sugar in this Lambrusco makes it a refreshing wine to have with pudding and goes particularly well with ripe summer fruits.




Garage wine with vegetable tart


Is it red or is it rosé?

Garage Wine Co "Old Vine Pale" Lot #63

Garage Wine Co. are known for producing wines with intense flavours from very old vines. This ‘Old Vine Pale’ is somewhere between a light red and a rosé and is best enjoyed lightly chilled.

The length and acidity from Carignan combines with the roundness of Mourvedre to make a very complex wine. Classic red berry notes are accompanied by hints of licorice and spice.

Food pairing: This vibrant yet complex wine is great with rich Mediterranean vegetable dishes like this cheese, aubergine and tomato tart.


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12th May 2017

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