Well friends, summer is upon us in NYC! And summer means rosé.
You read that right– rosé season is upon us and it’s taken very seriously in this apartment. Here again, from the desk(top) of the Wine & Food contributing writer, our first rosé review of the summer.
I love rosé. And I know I’m not the only one who gets excited when the bins of pink wines start appearing in the front of the local wine shop. Besides the fact that it means summer is coming, its bright, young, lovely and refreshing and exactly what the warmer weather calls for.
Sometimes all the barely pink wines start to run together and it just starts to be one strawberry and slightly steely wine after another. This one is a little bolder than most and it definitely looks it. A deep, deep pink color makes it stand out when surrounded by its paler friends and comes from a fairly long maceration time for a rosé. It’s based on the same grape that makes the superstars Barolo and Barbaresco: Nebbiolo. It’s a unique grape that isn’t in your typical rosé, which to me automatically makes it cool to me. Slightly fuller bodied but still light and easy to sip on when it’s hot and humid. With more bright cherry, raspberry and riper strawberry that make it incredibly easy to drink. A little bit of savory flavors kick in at the end with a little hint of anise. Slightly more tannic as well which makes it quite well structured.
We enjoyed some Trader Joes Flatbread Pizzas with this, but it’s pretty easy drinking and food friendly.
So what are you chilling and enjoying this summer?
Let us know here and when you get the chance, try the Il Mimo 2014 and let us know what you think!