Admittedly my title for this blog may sound like an exaggeration and yes, it is. But maybe not for the hot summer months. Roses are catching on in Western New York and we of course at Premier, have plenty of them. They are bold diplomats who answer the call of those looking for something different from the wave of Red Blends and Pinot Grigios regularly consumed.
Recently I tried the L’Orangeraie Rose 2014 (The Orange Grove) from Languedoc which is very tart, yet delicious. Made up of 40% Cinsault, 25% Grenache, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon this wine has a pale coral (or to compliment the producers name and colors in the label), a faint orange hue.
On the nose light floral, raspberry, strawberry and citrus aromas reminds one of a bright, sunny, summer day with soft, fragrant breezes. Flavors of red currant, raspberry, and lemon- lime make this a tart, yet refreshing wine with moderate acidity and a clean finish. Pair with grilled scallop kabobs with fresh squeezed lime, garlic, and red peppers.