Rosé is back in full swing now that the weather is getting warmer, and starting again will be Rosé Friday’s! This week I am loving the Forever Young Rosé from St. Tropez, France, which is full of citrus, rose, and orange peel. This wine is fresh, vibrant, and price friendly at $19.00/bottle.
How is the wine made? Well, the grapes are de-stemmed and then left for maceration. After maceration they are put in a stainless steel container for fermentation at a controlled temperature, in which the whole process is carefully checked and then matured in oak barrels. For an oak matured wine, this rosé is very well balanced and pairs well with a warm spring or summer day. For the French wine lovers, who enjoy something a little more delicate, but also with a little character… this wine is for you!
Rosé Friday signifies the weekend, and because weekends are meant for fun, why not pair this wine with some fresh homemade Steak Gyro’s. These are simple to make and pack well for a weekend picnic in Central Park! The creamy cucumber Tzatziki really compliments the rosé, bringing out rose petal and citrus zest flavors. The wine stands up to a hearty meal, making it great for not only this pairing, but certainly something a little more summer driven like a beet salad with pistachio’s and burrata, or sweet and tangy bbq.
Forever Young Rosé is available at restaurants, stores, and online, so be sure to try this fun and fresh French wine this spring/summer, and enjoy your Rosé Friday the right way!