Tip a glass of pink to celebrate International Rosé Day

By on August 14, 2016
Dry rosé

Rosé is a perfect summer wine in the Pacific Northwest. Dry rosés go beautifully with a wide array of dishes. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

As if we needed another excuse to pop the cork on a bottle of crisp, refreshing Northwest rosé, today is International Rosé Day.

The Pacific Northwest has become a serious player in producing dry rosés, with winemakers experimenting with a number of varieties, including Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

The best rosés are those that are dry to just off-dry with fresh aromas and flavors of bright red fruit backed by crisp, lip-smacking acidity. These make for perfect wines to chill down on a warm summer day, then enjoy with such cuisine as pork, chicken, shellfish, salmon, grilled vegetables and more.

Here are a dozen refreshing rosés we’ve tasted recently (including two sparklers). Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly.

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.


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