Wednesday wines: Drink Pink | Gourmand and Gourmet

Wednesday wines: Drink Pink

Rosé is throwing of its daggy shackles of yesteryear. No longer the sickly sweet by-product of red wine making that your parents or grandparents drank, today there are some fantastic pink wines that exemplify a relatively new frontier in Australian winemaking. The winning trifecta when selecting your next rosé? Pale, dry and aromatic. A great example of a savoury rosé is one made by an Italian family in the Adelaide Hills. The Saturno family work with the iconic Italian grape variety Nebbiolo, which produces a pale (check) and savoury rosé with bright aromas of cherries (check) and drying citrus acidity to finish (check!). It goes perfectly alongside a variety of antipasti or equally well in a (very) large glass by a pool. Wine: 2014 Longview ‘The Boat Shed’ Nebbiolo Rosato Retail Price: $24 Food match: Piles of Prosciutto di Parma, olives and crusty bread. Location match: A long lunch break at Coppa Spuntino. Soundtrack match: Anything by ol’ Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra) Words by David Bone, Cuttings Wine Image credit: Inside Scoop SF