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                                                               Rosé, Rosé, Rosé

                           By Glenn Sudnick, Sommelier,, (772) 332-4416

	 Now that summer is upon                                      wine is refreshing made from Pinot Noir. It carries flavors of     with grilled shrimp marinated with oregano, sweet paprika, fresh
us, this is a great time to enjoy                              red cherry, orange zest and a crispness that engulfs the palate.   garlic, olive oil and served with a fresh wedge of lime … and
rosé wines produced from all                                   	 To show you the complex world of rosé, I recommend a             yet, I have enjoyed rosé from Italy, South Africa and Australia,
areas of the world.                                            vibrant wine from Bekka Valley, Lebanon. The Musar Jeune           Spain, California and New York.
	 Maybe you will enjoy                                         2015 made with 85 percent Cinsault and 15 percent Mourvèdre        	 Experience the wonderful rosés from around the world this
a nice pale-hued, dry rosé                                     fills the glass with pomegranate, rose petals and honeysuckle. On
from Provence, France; the                                     the palate there are flavors of mandarin orange, green apples and  summer.
birthplace of French wine.                                     rosewater. It is impressive; a wine you can enjoy as an apéritif
Even though white and red                                                                                                         	 It’s the thing to do!
wines are made here, 75
percent of all wine produced                                                                                                                                                                      Glenn

is rosé.

	 These wines are made with at minimum two
different grape varieties such as Cinsault, Grenache,
Mouvrèdre, Syrah and even a little Tibouren. The
wines are never blended between white and red, but
are made using the saignée or bleeding method. The
vintner starts by making a red wine as usual. As the
wine begins to take on some color from the skins
the juice is drawn off to create a light rosé.
	 The vintner is always challenged as to how
long the skins should stay in contact with the
juice to create the color. So there goes the myth
that the darker the rosé the sweeter the wine;
definitely not true.
	 However, we might get an idea about the body
of a wine based on the depth of the color. In general
lighter color wines are bright and crisp while darker
wines tend to have more fruit and body. You can expect
these wines to have a wide range of bouquets and
flavors such as delicate white flowers and passionfruit
on the nose with exotic fruits, orange peel and peach
on the palate. These are great selections at the
dining table when paired with seafood, sushi and
Thai dishes.
	 Not to be outshined, the rosés from Willamette
Valley made from the Pinot Noir grape always
leave me wanting 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.
	 But the choices of rosé do not stop there. I recently
enjoyed a wine from Sancerre, France. The producer Joseph
Mellot truly delivers with this 2016 “Le Rabault” Ro sé. This

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