The Wine Grotto
pick for this week is McDowell Grenache Rose. Rose is
a blush wine that gains its pink color from the skins
of the grenache grape which are left in contact with the grape
juice briefly at the beginning of the fermentation process.
This produces the characteristic pink hue and also adds a
touch of fruityness to what would be a drier wine. This make it
a little sturdier so it stands up well to stronger dishes
like sezchuan pork or turkey cassarole. Serve it chilled. Or pour
a glass before dinner and enjoy some brie cheese and crackers. It's
also excellent with light desserts such as fruit or crepes.