Rosé wines are trendy and hip, more than ever rosé wine is drunk by all kinds of wine lovers and this not only in the summer, but all year round. With summer just around the corner, Benoît takes a closer look at this subject, simply pointing out the differences and similarities between the different types of rosé wine. What type of rosé do we serve on our terrace and which rosé can we serve with a refined dish? In addition, he also tells you some tips, facts and possible combinations with dishes, so that you can optimally enjoy your wine and this fantastic summer!
Tips from Benoit:
- Rosé wine should be served cool at 10 degrees to enjoy its aromas and finesse to the fullest. Putting it in the fridge 2 hours in advance is a must.
- Use a nice glass, because rosé wine also deserves the same attention as white and red wine
- If the rosé wine has become too warm, use an ice bucket to cool it but never put ice cubes in the glass, this obscures the aromas and finesse of the wine and detracts from the craftsmanship of the winemaker.
Where does the 'rosé' color come from?
Rosé wines can be made in different ways to get their typical colour, ranging from the most famous salmon pink to intense raspberry pink. The different methods are listed below:
- a slow and firm pressing , also called 'pressurage direct'
a short soaking of the grape juice with the grape skins , also called 'rosé de macération'.
- after a few hours , drain part of a barrel where grape juice and grape skins soak for red wine, better known as 'rosé de saignée', because they make the barrel 'bleed'...
- the mixing of white and red wines , this is currently only allowed in Champagne, this method is called a rosé 'd'assemblage'.
Aperitif with tapas
There is nothing more fun than enjoying a good glass of rosé with friends and family in good weather, with a table full of delicacies. health!
Tips for the aperitif/terrace drink:
- Try to prepare something in advance, so that you can be with your guests as much as possible and say hello regularly.
- Provide an ice bucket filled with ice cubes, so that the rosé does not heat up too quickly when the sun shows its best side.
Pan Con Tomate
Thick slices of bread or rustic baguette (may even be bread from the day before), rub with olive oil and garlic, grill and then rub with ripe tomatoes, finish with some fleur de sel and possibly some finely chopped fresh basil.
This rosé is salmon pink and has light floral aromas. It is dry and made from 2 autochthonous grape varieties, prieto Picudo and albarín blanco, which are grown organically. This wine is characterized by its elegant balance between fruit and acidity, making it a perfect match for refined tapas, dried ham and of course Pan Con Tomate!
The second rosé comes from Kremstal in Austria. Stift Göttweig is one of the oldest wine estates in Austria on the Danube! Their Messwein is salmon pink in color and has a bouquet of young red forest fruits and is dry in the aftertaste. The wine is closed with a screw cap which makes it easy to open. This is a perfect accompaniment with a piece of smoked salmon or a summer salad with organic tomatoes.
SERVING SUGGESTION: THESE ROSÉ WINES ARE THEIR BEST IF YOU SERVE THEM AT 10 DEGREES.
Food & rosé
In addition to the ideal terrace wine, rosé can also be widely used with various refined dishes. Feel free to pour the rosé into a wider wine glass and enjoy!
SKIN-BASED COD, SLOWLY COOKED CAULIFLOWERS, BABY POTATOES WITH PARSLEY AND A FINISHED BUTTER SAUCE
This beautiful fish from our North Sea is a fish with a lot of structure. This fish has a very subtle taste and to ensure that it does not fall apart after baking, we recommend that you bake it on its skin side. As a tip we can give you to maybe make some small cuts on the skin side. You should also season the fish before frying.
Cook the cauliflower florets nicely “al dente” and drain. If you want it a bit spicier, you can e.g. season with curry and put in the oven for a while.
TIP from star chef Filip Claeys, restaurant De Jonkman**
Cod is one of the best-known fish from our North Sea, but it is certainly not the only fish in our North Sea. There are more than 10 varieties of cod in the same family that are less known but at least as tasty. Also opt for a lesser-known fish such as haddock, whiting, pout...
Ask your fish supplier for a nice piece of North Sea fish instead of specifically asking for cod… This way you too help to strive for more sustainable fishing in our North Sea.
This rosé from Korta Katarina belongs to our premium segment. Not only the beautiful bottle, but also the contents are impressive. This wine comes for 100% from the plavac mali grape that thrives in perfect conditions on the Dalmatian coast. Its wide range of aromas and its depth are therefore the perfect match that accentuates the freshness of the cod. health!
As second wine I choose a rosé from Provence in the south of France. This is the mecca for rosé wine production. The Romans already made wine in this region. Only the top wineries in the Côtes de Provence are allowed to use the Cru Classé classification and this wine from Domain de Rimauresq belongs with verve to this class. Light salmon pink in color with elegant floral notes in the nose, red forest fruits and in the mouth a perfect balance between fruit and acids. health!
GOOD TO KNOW:
THE NAME OF THE PROVENCE REGION COMES FROM THE ROMAN TIME WHERE THIS REGION WAS CALLED NOSTRA PROVINCIA. FREELY TRANSLATED OUR PROVINCE.
IN ADDITION TO ROSÉ WINE, TOP WHITE AND RED WINE IS ALSO PRODUCED IN PROVENCE.
Rosé & sweets
BELGIAN STRAWBERRIES WITH RED FRUIT COULIS AND ICE WITH 'BOURBON' VANILLA
Belgian strawberries are delicious, the season runs from April to August. We recommend that you buy these from a local fruit farmer or local trader, so you have the best guarantee and explanation about the origin and quality.
Tips from Benoit:
TERRA VINA VIGNES DE BONAVAL - BUGEY CERDON - FRANCE
- Rinse the strawberries and if they are large, you can cut them into wedges.
- When making the coulis, do not use too much sugar water, so that the fruit flavor can optimally spoil your palate.
- If you make your own vanilla ice cream, you can save the sticks after removing the vanilla seeds and put them in the jar of granulated sugar, a nice way to make your own vanilla sugar.
This slightly sparkling wine comes from the Bugey region, which is located between the Jura and Savoie region. This sparkling wine is low in alcohol percentage and slightly sweet. Its finesse and fine pearling ensure that this Cerdon demi-sec goes perfectly with this thoroughly Belgian dessert. health!
SERVING SUGGESTION: SERVE IN A GLASS AT 10°C.