I posted an article on a Facebook group in which we talk about the aging of rosé wine and, of course, the comment that makes me understand once again, how far we have to go to fight prejudices against rosé wine.
“Rosé is not already very successful, except in the female world and in certain areas. In my opinion, having it make important wood certainly does not guarantee it will appeal to more sophisticated palates, while it may no longer appeal to those who love its freshness and seasonality.”
This comment explains all the prejudices about rosé wine: girly wine, a wine that can’t age, a summer wine.
So I want to try to remember that curiosity and passion are important in life as well as in wine tastings.
Why should you have the prejudice you won’t like a wine?
Especially on rosé wines, we often approach them with the idea that we are going to drink something wrong, it will be the result of an alchemy of the winemaker or worse still it will be a byproduct. Rosé is a wine with its own identity.
Rosé wine is an easy wine, cool, convivial.
It isn’t a girly wine. It isn’t a simply wine. Ask to the winemakers.
If we learn to be more curious and willing to learn, we may also discover that we are able to appreciate a rosé wine from some previous vintage or perhaps that the myth of seasonality is unfair. It’s okay to drink rosé in the pool, at sea, at a party, mixed with a cocktail and why not even with an ice cube.
It is also worth drinking it in front of the fireplace in winter at a temperature of 14 C.
Let’s enjoy the wine! And I leave you with a question / curiosity read on this american blog.
Let’s imagine 4 businessmen meeting for a business dinner. Would they be more likely to order a white wine or a rosé wine?
Probably a bottle of rosé.