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>> this food-friendly rosé. Dry and delicate, when chilled it’s a great accompaniment to summer fare on the patio.
There are still those who want some sweetness in their pink stuff, and the Henry
of Pelham 2013 Rosé ($13.95 – winery and LCBO) delivers with a twist: it starts with a lovely berry bowl of sweet cherry, strawberry and raspberry, but finishes dry so you’ll want to keep sipping to keep quenched.
Finaly theres Flat Rock Cellars
2013 Pinot Noir Rosé ($16.95 – winery and LCBO). I found this one presents quite the dichotomy — if I could not see the colour, I’d be hard pressed to pick it out as a red or a white. It has the earthy strawberry of Pinot Noir with a grapefruit zest finish; lots of fun, playful and wonderfully pleasant. ROSÉS FROM ABROAD: When talking about serious rosé, it’s hard not to mention the south of France Winemakers there just seem to know how to do it right, and when they have been doing it right for so long, it’s hard not to turn to them when you need that perfect summer sip. Two come to mind here, and both other $13 (which begs the question: how do they do that?):
Remy Pannier 2012 Rosé d’Anjou ($12.95 – LCBO) is refreshing and lovely, with its berry bowl of fruit and flavours that equals pure summertime refreshment in a glass. And it’s pretty to look at, too.
My other choice in the Fench rose department is the Ogier 2012 Cote du
Ventoux Rosé ($10.95-LCBO.) This one is drier than the Remy, more delicate, and almost lightweight, but it packs flavour from the tip of the tongue to the final swallow.
Summer is too short to drink bad wine, because then you have to go inside and find another bottle, and who really wants to give up time outdoors?
So enjoy your summer … and if you have any questions feel free to email me. I’ll get back to you when I come inside.