Rosé wine: deciphering the summer drink

Rosé wine, a typical wine from the south of France

Fruity, light, tangy or floral, rosé wine is a wine with multiple flavors that is increasingly popular in France, especially during the summer season.

Easy to taste and particularly refreshing, it is therefore not surprising to see it so often served on the terrace, on the edge of the beach, a swimming pool or during a barbecue with friends.

Find a selection of rosé wines from the south of France produced by Gérard Bertrand

How to serve rosé wine?

At what temperature to drink rosé?

A perfect summer drink, rosés are one of the wines best served chilled !

Indeed, its serving temperature is between 8 and 14 degrees depending on the rosé wine tasted. The Cuvée Gris Blanc Gérard Bertrand, a light rosé with a very pale pink color has an ideal serving temperature between 10 and 12°C.

So you have to remember to leave it for a few hours in the fridge, or even a few tens of minutes in the freezer if you are short on time!

Rosé wine can also be served with ice cubes, but be careful, adding ice cubes to your glass will dilute its properties, taste and flavors. But after all, it's only a matter of tastes and preferences!

Rosé is not intended to be kept, so it is best to drink it soon after purchase, and for up to two years at most in order to preserve all its flavors and aromas.

Finally, rosé does not need to be decanted or aerated either: you open it, you taste it!

What dishes go with rosé wine?

One of the advantages of rosé wine, and its main strength, is that it can be easily adapted to all types of dishes and accompaniments.

A glass of rosé can thus be drunk as well during the aperitif as throughout a meal.

As a direct result of its origins in the south of France, rosé wine goes particularly well with Mediterranean cuisine, whether tapas, dishes based on fresh vegetables, fish and olive oil.

This is particularly the case for the Hampton Water cuvée, a mineral and intense rosé wine, the result of the collaboration between the artist Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse Bongiovi and the winemaker/entrepreneur Gérard Bertrand.

Rosé will also go very well with typical dishes such as ratatouille, bouillabaisse, tabbouleh, mixed salads, carpaccios, and of course during a barbecue as an accompaniment to grilled white or red meats, fish or shellfish.

The rosé wine can also be served with spicy dishes from world cuisine.

On cheese, it will go wonderfully with fresh, goat or sheep cheeses but also with soft cheeses

Finally, thanks to its roundness, its freshness and its minerality, rosé wine can accompany summer desserts such as fruit salads , ice creams & sorbets, fruit pies, granitas and other frozen smoothies!