Rosé wine pairings
Rosé is a very versatile wine, it adapts to the most varied combinations. Thanks to its freshness, it lends itself both to informal combinations, accompanying cheeses, pizza, fries, mushrooms, and to combinations with more structured dishes, accompanying fish-based dishes equally well.
The best Italian rosé wine
In recent years the production of rosé wine in Italy has grown exponentially, really good ones are produced and they deserve to be tasted. Rosé was born in Southern Italy, but is currently produced throughout the peninsula. Italian rosé wines boast a long tradition, fresh and fragrant wines that skilfully accompany the many dishes of our local culinary tradition. By entering the Clickwine section dedicated to rosé wines, you will find the best online offers to be able to buy bottles of DOC rosé wine produced by the most prestigious wineries in Italy. With our exceptional online sale you can bring traditional Italian rosé wines to your table, with incredible savings on the list price. Don't miss the opportunity to enrich your personal cellar with a high quality rosé wine, a unique opportunity to make evenings in the company of friends and family even more perfect.
Why is rosé wine pink?
On rosé wine they really feel all the colors. Many are convinced that it comes from the mixing of white and red wines (a practice which is prohibited by law), and this has certainly not helped its reputation.
The intensity of the color of the rosé wine and its aromas are essentially conditioned by the maceration on the skins of the red grapes with which these wines are produced. But what are the colors of rosé wine? Rosé wine can range from soft pink, cherry, to claret pink. If you want to obtain a soft pink, you need to macerate for a very few hours, from 2 to 4, while for a cherry the time can go up to 7-10 hours. A very bright pink claret, the maceration time can be up to 24 hours.
What are the best rosé wines?
Rosé wines can be of very different quality, depending on the production region, the grape variety used and the winemaking techniques. Some very popular rosé wines come from France, in particular from the Provence region, where light and fresh wines with aromas of red berried fruit and a marked acidity are produced. Other high quality rosé wines are produced in Italy, in particular in Tuscany and Puglia, and in Spain, where more structured wines with greater aromatic complexity are produced. Other regions renowned for their rosé wines are California, Portugal and Australia.
It is important to note the quality of a rosé wine depends on the production techniques, the climatic conditions and the grapes used. Hence, it is difficult to make a list of the absolute best rosé wines, as it depends on one's personal tastes and preferences. However, some very popular rosé wines are:
- Château d'Esclans Whispering Angel (Provence, France)
- Domaine Tempier Bandol (Provence, France)
- Biserno Insoglio del Boar Estate (Tuscany, Italy)
- Le Pupille Saffredi Farm (Tuscany, Italy)
- Quinta do Crasto Rosé (Douro, Portugal)
- Sandhi Santa Barbara County Rosé (California, USA)
- Penfolds Koonunga Hill Rosé (Barossa Valley, Australia)
It is advisable to try different rosé wines to find out which one you like the most, keeping in mind that some rosé wines are more suited to be drunk alone while others are better paired with certain dishes. In general, rosé wines are ideal for summer, as they are fresh and light, but they can be enjoyed at any time of the year according to personal tastes.
What do you eat with rosé wine?
Rosé wine is a very versatile type of wine that pairs well with a wide variety of dishes. Since it has a slightly lower alcohol content than red wines and a slightly lighter structure, it is particularly suitable for accompanying light and fresh dishes, such as fish, white meat and vegetables. Here are some ideas for pairing rosé wine with food:
- Fish: rosé wine goes well with light fish such as salmon, tuna and sea bass, but also with oily fish such as mackerel and squid.
- White meat: rosé wine is perfect to accompany white meat such as chicken, turkey and rabbit.
- Vegetables: rosé wine goes well with grilled vegetables, in particular with red berried ones such as tomatoes and aubergines.
- Cheeses: Rosé wine pairs well with light cheeses like brie, camembert, and roquefort.
- Salads: rosé wine is perfect to accompany summer salads, especially if dressed with an emulsion of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Rosé wine can also be drunk on its own as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a light meal. In general, it is important to combine rosé wine with light and not too tasty foods to prevent the wine from being overwhelmed by the flavors of the food. It is advisable to taste the wine before deciding which food to pair it with, in order to choose the dish that best matches its aromatic profile and balance.