How to enjoy Rosé wine – and a great giveaway
It’s gone 6 pm (wine-o-clock in my home) and I’m sitting in my garden sipping on a delicious 2019 New Vintage Rosé Wine from Domaine du Grand Mayne. As my notes say, it’s a Provencal style rosé. My excuse (if I need one) is that I’m thinking of what I can pair this wine with. I’m rapidly developing the opinion that rosé wines are some of the most versatile things to have in your wine fridge. They make a delicious aperitif, perhaps with a few olives and a little saucisson. But they also pair very well with food. You can drink rosé with most seafood. And, with chicken. The more robust rosé wines can also pair with red meat. And, when you get to dessert, a lush rosé pairs beautifully with berry-based puds and can even stand up to chocolatey creamy affairs. What do you think?
Domaine du Grand Mayne has been producing award-winning red, white and rosé wines from their beautiful vineyard in south-west France since 1985. From 2018 it has been owned by a community of over 900 wine lovers. The vineyard, in the Côtes de Duras, has the perfect combination of soil, aspect and climate which winemaker Mathieu Crosnier and his team lovingly tend to create the wines. Click on this link to join Mathieu on a virtual tour, as he shows you around the vineyard, winery and the guest house.
From succulent reds to citrusy whites Grand Mayne produces five wonderful wines (Sauvignon, Rosé, Merlot Cabernet, Réserve Sauvignon Sémillon and Réserve Merlot Cabernet) to suit all palates and price ranges. To ensure the best value they sell direct and have your wines delivered to your door in the UK. The white and rosé wines are Vegan friendly, although the extra filtration needed by the reds mean they are not.
I’m still thinking about what I might pair my rosé with. I’m considering a roast crown of tarragon chicken – or perhaps lobster or smoked salmon. But that’s partly about what’s on hand. I’m enjoying the last of summer and coming to the conclusion that a chilled rosé is a great ‘inter-season’ wine – one that works just as well in autumn and spring as it does in the height of summer. But I love white wine and red wine too, so I will be just a little jealous of the winner of the Grand Mayne giveaway who stands to win a mixed case of Grand Mayne wines (including some of the rosé I’m enjoying of course!).
So, help me please. I’d love your suggestions for what I should pair with the Grand Mayne rosé. How about with this recipe for tarragon chicken. Or with this one for John Dory? Or do you have a better idea of your own…
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