Pretty In Pink: Rosé All Day, Part Une
Posted on May 12, 2015
When you think of the color pink, what comes to mind?
Baby showers? All things delicate? Ballet class? Every 80’s movie starring Molly Ringwald?
Ding, ding ding! You’re right.
In addition to all of those things and many more, pink (or pinkish) is also the color of our newest wine focus, Rosé. Though technically a rosé can range in color from an orange to a reddish hue, some of the most common wines of its kind are a very light, clear (you guessed it) pink.
An old wine when put into a historical context, rosé was more than likely what red wine looked like in antiquity. That’s right modern-day presses be damned, in the old days you were kicking your wine old-school style…like, literally with your feet. Or with your hands, or sometimes in a sack. As a result, regulating when and how much the grape skins came into contact with the juice was quite a feat.
Fun fact: A large part the differences between red and white wines all comes down to the amount of juice to skin contact. A lot of contact for a long period of time? You’ll get a darker, more tannic wine. Less? A lighter wine with less tannins (Don’t worry grape newbies. There’s nothing missed. Your Girls haven’t covered “tannins” yet).
As our first real step into the wonderful world of the pink, we traveled (by bottle) to Coteaux d’Aix in the Provence region of France; a region known for its dry, fruit-forward rosé. Say what? Meaning: A wine that is not sweet and leads with its fruity-tasting parts.
Now, if you’re like us and wondering how h%ll all of those consonants, vowels, and decorations go together, never fear- The Grape Girls are here and ready to help. Check out our latest video and hear EXACTLY what’s happening inside all of this beautiful chaos.
Spoiler Alert: We made it through the language barrier and into something delicious. In this bottle, we, The Grape Girls, found an experience that was very crisp and clean with a strawberry-scented goodness that was not overpowering. A perfect sipping wine that, as the wine boasts, can be enjoyed year round.
Thank you, Commanderie, for such a lovely experience….and French lesson.
To learn more about the 2014 Commanderie de la Bargemone Chateaux d’Aix en Provence or to purchase a bottle, click here.
xo Lo & Tee