There's something about summer that makes us drink pink.
Don't get me wrong - I love drinking rosé wines year round, though there is little better than sitting in the warm summer sunlight enjoying a refreshing glass of crisp, dry rosé. Think Pink. Rosés really are the best of both wine worlds, especially when it comes to pairing them with food. A rainbow spectrum of hues aside, the versatility of these wines is a huge part of their appeal. You have the freshness, acidity and best food-friendliness of white wines, with the structure, berry fruit, tannins and best food-friendliness of red wines.
The Rosé category has grown worldwide, and thankfully BC winemakers are paying attention. After a simple, sweet and confected start to pink wines, many local producers are starting to embrace dry, finessed and grown up rosés, paler in hue and lighter in form. It’s a perfect fit, twinning our province’s warmth and fruit ripeness with our fresh acidity to achieve an ideal pink to drink. We've tasted more than 30 BC rosés this year, with top examples dry or just off-dry, fruit kissed and bright, balanced with a vein of acidity.
We're raising a glass to the start of summer by expanding our weekly Top 10. Here are all of the BC rosés we've tried to date in 2017.