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A Vast Kaleidoscope of Pink

2017
24 May
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2017-05-24 00:00:00

The Undiscovered Complexity in Rosé Wine

Perhaps owing to its immense drinkability, rosé doesn’t invite the kind of contemplation reserved for the great red and white wines of the world. But just because it’s accessible, refreshing and often found pool-side doesn’t mean rosé can’t be complex.

Until recently, most people (including many wine professionals) believed that all rosé more-or-less tasted the same. With higher quality rosés coming from a growing number of regions throughout the globe—many of which didn’t take the category seriously until a few years ago—the wine drinking world is starting to appreciate the vast diversity within the world of pink wine.

“Five years ago, guests would simply ask me for a ‘glass of rosé.’ Today many ask for a glass of Chinon rosé or Corsican rosé,” says Victoria James, sommelier at NYC’s Piora restaurant and author of the just-published Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé, a book she wrote to dispel myths about this complex category. “Rosé is starting to be recognized as a wine, just like red and white. Terroir-driven examples show consumers that pink wine can hold a sense of place, reflective of centuries of tradition.”

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