If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I’m a big fan of Rosé. Last year, I wrote an article on “Celebrating the Popularity of Rosé.” Today, my focus will be on a new WineShop At Home Rosé that I think is incredibly delicious, our Revel Vin Rouge.
Why Is Rosé Only Now Becoming Popular
For many years, people poo pooed Rosé, saying it was a sweetie weetie wine for beginners. That was thanks in large part to Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel, a wine that truly was created for beginners. I have to say that I love Sutter Home’s White Zin, because it enabled millions of people to begin to enjoy wine.
Why Is Rosé So Wonderful?
As I mentioned in my article on the popularity of Rosé, The Washington Post says that “Rosé is populist. It’s a wine of the people.” Well, it’s hard not to love that. But I have a few more reasons why I think Rosé is so wonderful:
- It’s incredibly easy to drink. Certain wines require you to be very serious when you try them. If you’re not earnestly concentrating when trying a red Bordeaux, you’re going to miss out on a lot of the wine’s complex nuances. A Rosé doesn’t require that kind of serious concentration. In fact, sometimes you have to remind yourself that you’re drinking alcohol.
- It’s versatile with a variety of foods. Rosé’s acidity makes it a favorite with foods. You can enjoy Rosé with anything from Mediterranean dishes to spicy dishes to Asian dishes and much more.
- It’s beautiful to look at. While they say that the color of a Rosé doesn’t impact its taste, it’s always a treat to take in the wine’s beautiful colors.
- It tends to be lower in alcohol. This makes it fun to drink while reading a good book during the afternoon.
The New WineShop At Home Rosé
WineShop At Home’s Vin Rouge is a real treat. While it’s made with 90% White Zin and 10% Muscat, it’s important to note that our White Zin is not Sutter Home’s White Zin. It just means that Zinfandel was used. And Muscat gives the wine some fun floral notes.
Our Winemaker Alex’s Tasting Notes
In the glass, the wine is pink with some orange, almost terracotta-like tones. This is a direct result of the time the juice stayed in contact with the skin of this Zinfandel in the fermentation tank. This wine opens with fresh aromas of watermelon, ruby red grapefruit and strawberry. There is a second nose with more floral characters like rose. The Muscat brings candy-like undertones throughout the entire mouthfeel. The structure in the mouth is provided by acidity and citrus flavors that are balanced by a few tannins that escaped the skin during those few hours of contact. A fruit smoothie is the closest comparison to this Rosé wine.
My Take on the New WineShop At Home Rosé
I thoroughly enjoyed this wine, as you will see from my latest video. If you’d like to try this wine, please let me know. Cheers!
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