Rosé wine: deciphering the drink of the summer

Rosé wine, a typical wine of the South of France

Fruity, light, acidulous or floral, rosé wine is a wine with multiple flavors that is increasingly appreciated in France, especially during the summer season.

Easy to enjoy and particularly refreshing, it is therefore not surprising that it is often served on the terrace, by the beach, by the pool or during a barbecue with friends.

Find a selection of rosé wines from the south of France produced by Gérard Bertrand

How to serve rosé wine?

At what temperature should I drink the rosé?

A summer drink par excellence, rosés are among the wines that are best served chilled!

Indeed, its serving temperature is between 8 and 14 degrees depending on the rosé wine tasted. The Cuvée Gris Blanc Gérard BertrandGris Blanc, a light rosé with a very pale pink color, has an ideal serving temperature of between 10 and 12°C.

You should therefore think about leaving it in the refrigerator for a few hours, or a few tens of minutes in the freezer if you're short on time!

Rosé wine can also be served on the rocks, but be careful, adding ice to your glass will dilute its properties, taste and flavors. But after all, it's only a matter of taste and preference!

Rosé is not meant to be kept, so it is preferable to drink it quickly after purchase, and at the most up to two years of keeping in order to preserve all its flavors and aromas.

Finally, rosé does not need to be decanted or aerated either: you open it, you taste it!

What dishes should be served with rosé wine?

One of the advantages of rosé wine, and its main strength, is that it can be easily adapted to all types of dishes and accompaniments.

A glass of rosé can be drunk as anaperitif or throughout a meal.

As a direct result of its origins in the south of France, rosé wine goes very well with Mediterranean cuisine, whether it be tapas, dishes based on fresh vegetables, fish and olive oil.

This is the case of the Hampton Water cuvée, a mineral and intense rosé wine, the result of the collaboration between the artist Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse Bongiovi and the winemaker/entrepreneur Gérard Bertrand.

The rosé will also go very well with typical dishes such as ratatouille, bouillabaisse, tabbouleh, mixed salads, carpaccios, and of course during a barbecue with grilled white or red meat, fish or shellfish.

Rosé wine can also be served with spicy dishes of the world cuisine.

With cheese, it will be a perfect match with fresh, goat or sheep cheese, but also with soft cheese.

Finally, thanks to its roundness, its freshness and its minerality, the rosé wine will be able to accompany summer desserts such as fruit salads, ice creams & sorbets, fruit tarts, granités and other frozen smoothies!

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