"Red" wines in disguise as Rose wines

Posted by Yiannis 31/07/2014 0 Comment(s)

I am not addressing the hard-core red fans, since they will find a way to enjoy even in the middle of the summer – setting the temperature of red wines by passing them through the fridge or the champagne. Those however that get hot, just by thinking about red wine, can sleep soundly and cool, because the summer replacements of red, "wear" Rosé.


Not all rosé wines are light, fruity and graceful. There are some that are robust and have volume and sometimes, tannins as well. Not all of them smell like roses and strawberries. There are some that have more spicy and serious characters. Such are the Rosés that are usually produced from Xinomavro, Cabernet, Syrah or Agiorgitiko.


For argument's sake, try the 14-18H of Gaia, the Lampadia  by Merkouri, Profasi Rose 2013 by Tamiolaki, On a rose background by Kechri, Methistanes Rose, Estate Vogiatzi Rose, Rose de Xinomavro, Vissinokipos, and other "serious" Rosés, along with grilled burgers, veal chops, but also with cock casserole.

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