A Glimmer of Summer Means, Rosé Season!


Janice Williams of Pix.com writes “Although many drinkers enjoy rosé all year round, there’s no denying that people subscribe to the “rosé all day” lifestyle more often during the spring and summer months. According to NielsenIQ data, sales of rosé in the first quarter of 2021 reached just $144 million, while sales during the second quarter jumped to $216 million. And more rosé is on the way, as IWSR Drinks Market Analysis predicts rosé sales will grow by at least 70% by 2024. The growth is primarily due to producers making better quality bottles, changing the image of rosé from sweet, fruity wine to something with structure and elegance at a good price.”

One of the prime examples of a luxury-level rose is Château Minuty’s Cuvee 281.  Williams writes, “Who says that rosé can’t be high class? With scores well above 90 points from wine critics at Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, this blend of Grenache and Syrah made by Provence winery Château Minuty proves that rosé can indeed be a drink of sophistication. Shimmering pale pink, the wine displays complex aromas and flavors of citrus fruits and white flowers. The palate is lush and filling with pronounced minerality that’s noticeable through the long and memorable finish.”

She quotes François Matton of Château Minuty who said “We started the harvest on August 17 last year. It was a dry harvest. So you will find more intense aromas and flavors and much more beautiful acidity in our rosés this year. And you can absolutely find enjoyment pairing them with food.”

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