EatinEatOut : Summer 2012
84 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA The Wine Butler By STEVE KOZLOWSKI www.thewinebutler.ca Carpineto Rosato 2011 -- $12.95 This Italian rose hails from Tuscany and is made from Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes. The aromas show cherry, watermelon and spring owers. The palate is quite dry and the red fruit avours come out with raspberry being the dominant one. It goes well with pasta salad and sun dried tomatoes. Featherstone Rose 2011 -- $14.95 This Canadian wine from Niagara is a great combination of dry red grapes with the refreshing aspects of a white wine. It is blend of 52% Gamay and 48% Cabernet Franc. It is off dry and shows aromas of red berry fruit, especially raspberry. It has nice acidity, making it fresh and crisp on the palate which shows cherries, raspberry and strawberry fruit. Pairs well with BBQ shrimp. With summer nally arriving, it's a great time to explore the world of Rosé wines. We know that a lot of people shy away from Rosé wines because they think they are sweet and don't taste very good. The truth is that most Rosé wines are quite dry, perfect for summertime sipping on the dock at the cottage or the patio at home. Rosé wines should be chilled and consumed cold. In addition, they go well with all kinds of summer foods. Rosé wine is made all over the world from many different types of grapes, giving them unique and individual characteristics. The light rose colour is created when the skins of the grapes are in contact with the juice for 1 to 3 days and then discarded. The skins contain most of the tannin and with these removed, the wine takes on more white wine characteristics. Here are some rosés that hail from different parts of the world.