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Pink is a girl's best friend . . .
We will be adding more to the map as we drink!
For now we have included our favourites, which are nearly all made from totally different grape varieties.
ROSE': rosato in Italy, rosé in France and rosado in Portugal and Spain. In some parts of Italy rosé wines are labelled as Chiaretto (Claret), or Ramato - a term used more in the Veneto where their rosés tend to be coppery-coloured rather than pink, and in the Abruzzo region the term Cerasulo (cherry red) is often used to describe the vivid colour of their rosés.
HOW ROSE IS MADE
Each wine producer has their own particular methods for getting the best results from the different grape varieties, but generally speaking as follows:
WHAT TO PAIR WITH ROSE WINES
A little more tricky given the wide variety of grapes in the ones on our map, but they are all excellent as an aperitif or with a first course. Some are more suited to seafood, whereas others could be happily enjoyed with sweeter dishes. Some rosés, for example, have a hint of actual roses to them, so I personally would be tempted to pair these with something like rose petal butter biscuits, rose tea, Turkish Delight or strawberry cheesecake. Cold cuts and cheeses are good for most too, and because of the berry flavours in some, I'd probably pair my wine and cheese with local honey as well.
Discover some of these rosé wines on our exclusive private tours . . .