Pairing Rose

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Get It Off The Grill

This Spanish Grenache/Syrah blend will absolutely find its way into my summer barbecues. The aromatics literally leapt from the glass and pulled me in. That, followed by its zesty and mouthwatering performance on the palate, made me think to pair this with something from the grill. The best part is how simple this pairing was. Grilled Spice-Rubbed Skirt Steak would be a little too spicy for a full-bodied red, but the Bogatell took it in strides because of its vibrancy and drive on the palate. This combination was a game of contrasts on the palate and resulted in a pleasing balance of fruit and spice.

And it doesn’t stop there; this wine was a pleasure with grilled asparagus, mushrooms and, of course, burgers.

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2011 Bogatell Terra Alta Garnacha NegraThe nose was very expressive and fresh with crisp watermelon, strawberries and whipped cream (but not sweet), followed by raw almond and minerals. On the palate, it had a medium body with great focus, showing flavors of ripe cherry and citrus zest. The finish was simple yet a perfect close to this wine, as citrus notes and mouthwatering acidity left a slight zing on the palate.

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  • Snooth User: teddz
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    For me, the most obvious pairing of all is a big salade Nicoise, will all the classic ingredients: lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, olives, potatoes, tuna. You can fancy it up by using fresh tuna, but canned is just fine. Add a baguette and you'll think you're on a quai in Marseiiles.

    Jun 22, 2012 at 2:04 PM

  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
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    That sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing.

    Jun 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

  • Salade Nicoise is a classic pairing teddz. Nb To please the Comite De Nice who do the "proper" recipe in French on the web, dont forget the hard boild eggs, anchovies and bit of green pepper !

    Rose wines and food is big topic. Spanish roses are deeper pink and pair off with grilled kid, lamb as well as your normal seafood options like paella and deep fried baby squids in breadcrumbs. Mmmmmm.
    We found Bandol Rose great with spicy dishes (unexpectedly including a minced lamb curry).
    Pinot Noir d'Alsace is technically a red but its color is dark pink. Yet it marries up with beef surprisingly well.
    Light Provence pinks obviously love seafood, chicken and salads and sunny days in village squares while you wait for the waiter to do his rounds before serving the english or americans!

    Jul 03, 2012 at 9:08 AM

  • Snooth User: teddz
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    Oops! Indeed, I forgot the eggs, but I've never been a fan of anchovies.
    Along with the deeper pink Spanish roses are the Argentine ones we find easily in the US (based on malbec or cabernet rather than grenache). I'm not so fond of pairing these with red meat, except if the flavors are toned down by serving the food cold, as at a picnic. Would be fun to see if a Spanish mourvedre rose could fill in for your Bandol. If I recall, there are some deeply colored ones out there.

    Jul 04, 2012 at 9:07 AM

  • Snooth User: Calamus
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    Love the pairings. I have a great herbe de provence blend from Eze that tastes great with roses on white fish, gambas, and light olive oil based dressings.

    Jul 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

  • Snooth User: coltspam
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    good post

    Aug 02, 2013 at 11:36 PM

  • Love the pairings.

    Aug 14, 2013 at 12:34 AM

  • Snooth User: CarBuyWhiz
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    Aug 17, 2013 at 2:21 AM

  • excellent

    Sep 05, 2013 at 5:28 PM

  • excellent

    Sep 06, 2013 at 1:01 PM

  • outstanding

    Sep 06, 2013 at 8:37 PM

  • Snooth User: irategoal
    1339624 38

    Thats fascinating...

    Sep 07, 2013 at 5:04 AM

  • Snooth User: lumpyflink
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    thats fantastic

    Sep 09, 2013 at 4:18 AM

  • fabulous

    Sep 11, 2013 at 1:59 AM

  • nice one

    Sep 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM

  • awesome

    Sep 24, 2013 at 5:45 AM

  • fabulous

    Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM

  • Snooth User: knotbirds
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    Oct 09, 2013 at 3:22 AM

  • Its impressive

    Oct 09, 2013 at 5:20 AM

  • Snooth User: burlypear
    1383363 35

    Thats magnificent

    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:16 AM

  • Snooth User: languidbox
    1385782 33

    Its impressive

    Oct 23, 2013 at 5:22 AM

  • Snooth User: jamchimps
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    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:06 AM

  • Snooth User: wildunique
    1390221 33

    Love the pairings.

    Oct 31, 2013 at 12:08 AM

  • Snooth User: poleerst
    1400658 33

    Love the pairings. I have a great herbe de provence blend from Eze that tastes great with roses on white fish, gambas, and light olive oil based dressings.

    Nov 08, 2013 at 12:26 AM

  • Snooth User: purrflimsy
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    Nov 11, 2013 at 1:30 AM

  • Thats magnificent

    Dec 11, 2013 at 4:48 AM

  • Thats magnificent

    Dec 20, 2013 at 5:31 AM

  • Its impressive

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

  • Snooth User: gamysplash
    1487309 35

    Thats astonishing

    Apr 04, 2014 at 4:52 AM

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