Blush Wines for the Summertime

August 23, 2017

There’s nothing better to sip on in the sun than a crisp, cold glass of Rosé wine. Summer is still here for a few more weeks so take advantage of it, and pick yourself up one of these summertime staples.  

jacobs creek

Jacobs Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé

This sparkling rosé is for those who like it on the sweet side. With flavours of strawberry, raspberry and a hint of pear, it’s a perfect summer refreshment.  The red berry aromas pair wonderfully with a variety of cheeses such as Brie or a blue Costello. It also works well with spicy seafood dishes or with fruit. 

quails gate

 

Quails Gate Rosé

This dry summertime blush is described as an ‘approachable, easy-going rosé’. It’s filled with flavour from Okanagan red berries, pink grapefruit and a touch of white pepper spice. To produce this fine blush, the grapes are crushed in a press, and then cold soaked overnight. This year’s rosé is a blend of Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris. As a wine drinker who prefers a dry blush, this is my all time favourite.  

mission hill

 

Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Rosé

Fresh cherry, cranberry and white pepper gives this Okanagan rosé a uniquely dry finish that makes it perfect on its own, or with grilled white fish, tuna, chicken or duck. Mission Hill blends their Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir to make this delicious, versatile blush that all your guests will love. 

 

Social Collection Pinot Rosé

This is another Okanagan rosé that’s the colour of freshly squeezed cherry juice. It’s made from a Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc, and is bursting with watermelon, cherry, and red apple aromas. It’s a medium-sweet blush that finishes dry and clean – the perfect pairing for relaxing on a patio or poolside.  

kim crawford 

 

Kim Crawford Rose

This pale pink, New Zealand rosé is made from Merlot and Malbec and exudes ripe apple, strawberry, watermelon and tangy citrus notes. It pairs perfectly with summer salads or grilled seafood, and also is ideal as an aperitif.

- Leanne

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