Bring it on the Rosé: they’re not just for summer

Many people view Rosé as a Summer-only indulgence. Probably due to the fruity, crisp, light nature of them that naturally match with outdoor cooking during those hot and humid months. Nothing’s wrong with that! But just like Champagne is not just for celebrations or festive occasions, Rosé is also a superb choice of wine all year round.

Rosé is incredibly versatile, both on occasion and in food pairing. They come in all shades – from pale peach colored to salmon to nearly red, different aroma profiles, as well as textures and complexities. Some are so refreshing to be perfect for everyday meals or with friends, others are more “serious” in terms of the structure and aging potential. The smooth and bright characteristics of Rosé make it easy to drink by themselves. Yet it’s still structured enough to pair with appetizers or even a main course. There is a Rosé for every occasion and for everyone’s palate.

This bottle of Dogajolo Rosato is 100% Sangiovese. It has pink, or maybe blush undertones, opens with bright scents of peach, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry then leads to vibrant floral aromas. On the palate, it is dry, crisp, refreshing, similar alluring fruit flavors with more rose petals and sweet spice. It strikes a delightful balance between dryness and fruit-forward flavor. The Doganajolo Rosato reminds of the spirit of this region: warm, friendly and unpretentious! This is a delicious bottle that can be enjoyed by itself, or perhaps pair it with some excellent food: I suggest in particular choises as shrimp salad, asparagus Risotto, or maybe seared scallops – with some grated Parmesan!

So bring on the Rosé for all seasons. They are diverse, and can be poured each step of the way: there always will be a perfect occasion to drink it all the year round.