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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Monday, May 20 2019

Think Pink

By: Treve Ring
All the ros├ęs that have impressed us so far this year

Rosé wines reach from bone dry and elegant, to sparkling and celebratory, and through to sweet and sultry.

Just as pink is the half way hue between white and red on the colour spectrum, drinking pink offers up the best of both in the wine worlds. Rosés provide the freshness and acidity of white wines, plus the structure, berry fruit and tannin presence of reds. This balance makes rosé wines particularly food-friendly.

Alongside the blooming of colourful cherry blossoms across BC is the flush of rosés on the shelves. We've tasted more than 40 still pinks so far in 2019 here at GOW, and more are popping up weekly. I’ve included the ones that have impressed us most here. 

What makes a great rosé? I’m looking for wines that are fresh, lively, pure fruited, and purposeful. Rosé, though such a quaffable, friendly wine, can easily be overwrought by heavy hands (extraction, residual sugar, oak, yeasts, etc.). The ones that stand above have felt effortless: light, taut, savoury, subtly fruited, finely structured, and dry. Here are 20 recently tasted rosés rated 89 or higher that we highly recommend. 

 

Written By: TR
Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Treve Ring is a writer, editor, judge, consultant, educator and certified sommelier based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her Art History degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria and being exposed to the world of wine business at Christie's in London, England, she switched gears, leaving the realm of art for the world of wine.