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      Rosé, Rosé, Rosé                                      These wines are made with at minimum              But the choices of rosé do not stop there.

                                                         two different grape varieties such as Cinsault,   I  recently  enjoyed  a  wine  from  Sancerre,
      By Glenn Sudnick,                                  Grenache, Mouvrèdre, Syrah and even a little      France.  The producer Joseph Mellot truly
      Sommelier,                                         Tibouren. The wines are never blended between     delivers with this 2016 “Le Rabault” Rosé.,                           white and red, but are made using the saignée or   This wine is refreshing made from Pinot Noir.
      (772) 332-4416                                     bleeding method. The vintner starts by making     It carries flavors of red cherry, orange zest
         Now that summer is upon                         a red wine as usual. As the wine begins to        and a crispness that engulfs the palate.
      us, this is a great time to                        take on some color from the skins the juice          To show you the complex world of
      enjoy rosé wines produced                          is drawn off to create a light rosé.              rosé,  I  recommend  a  vibrant  wine  from
      from all areas of the world.                          The vintner is always challenged as to         Bekka Valley, Lebanon. The Musar Jeune
         Maybe  you  will  enjoy                         how long the skins should stay in contact         2015 made with 85 percent Cinsault
      a nice pale-hued, dry rosé                         with the juice to create the color. So there      and 15 percent Mourvèdre fills the
      from Provence, France; the                         goes the myth that the darker the rosé the        glass with pomegranate, rose petals and
      birthplace of French wine.                         sweeter the wine; definitely not true.            honeysuckle.  On  the  palate  there  are
      Even though white and red wines are made here, 75 percent      However, we might get an idea about   flavors of mandarin orange, green apples
      of all wine produced is rosé.                      the body of a wine based on the depth of          and rosewater. It is impressive; a wine
                                                         the color. In general lighter color wines are     you can enjoy as an apéritif with grilled
                                                         bright and crisp while darker wines tend to       shrimp  marinated with  oregano,  sweet
                                                         have more fruit and body. You can expect          paprika, fresh garlic, olive oil and served
                                                         these wines to have a wide range of bouquets and flavors such   with a fresh wedge of lime … and yet, I have enjoyed rosé
                                                         as delicate white flowers and passionfruit on the nose with   from Italy, South Africa and Australia, Spain, California
                                                         exotic fruits, orange peel and peach on the palate. These are   and New York.
                                                         great selections at the dining table when paired with seafood,      Experience the wonderful rosés from around the world
                                                         sushi and Thai dishes.                            this summer.
                                                            Not to be outshined, the rosés from Willamette Valley      It’s the thing to do!
                                                         made from the Pinot Noir grape always leave me wanting                                      Glenn
                                                         more. These wines can be described as electric with aromas
                                                         of crenshaw melon, orange peel and cranberries. We can
                                                         even find bing cherry, tangerine and bubblegum in the better
                                                         quality wines.
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