NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Memorial Day marks the start of barbeque season. For those planning a weekend gathering and wondering what wine to pair with barbecue fare, Wines from Spain recommends a refreshing and versatile Spanish rosé.
"Rosés strike a delicious balance with barbecue, cutting through the fattiness of the meat while pairing with the sweetness of classic sauces," said Katrin Naelapaa, director of Wines from Spain. "Spanish rosé offers crisp acidity and the ability to stand up to meats and bold flavors."
With their gorgeous fruity hues, rosés simply look like summer in a glass. Not all rosés are the same, however, and Wines from Spain provides some pointers on deciphering this wine style in addition to specific recommendations for wines that should be readily available throughout the U.S.
Spanish Cava Rosé
Spanish Cava is a sparkling wine produced in the same classic method as French Champagne, and Cava Rosé is the official pink sparkling wine of Spain. Like Champagne, Spanish Cava Rosé is produced in varying levels of dryness: brut nature, brut (extra dry), seco (dry), semiseco (medium) and dulce (sweet). With its moderate alcohol content and crisp acidity, Cava Rosé is exceedingly food-friendly and has grown steadily in popularity.
Spanish Garnacha Rosé
Garnacha – known as Grenache throughout the world – is the third most planted grape in Spain and is concentrated in the north central region of the country. Garnacha Rosés have bright strawberry aromas with fresh cherry and currant flavors, as well as traces of citrus and strawberry. Their crisp acidity is followed by a soft, round finish.
About Wines from Spain
Wines from Spain is a promotional division of the Trade Commission of Spain based in New York. For more than 25 years, Wines from Spain has been committed to increasing the awareness of Spanish wines throughout the United States through education, informational materials, special events and promotions. For further information on specific wine regions and producers, please contact: Wines from Spain, Trade Commission of Spain, 405 Lexington Avenue, 44th Floor, New York, NY 10174-0331 or visit http://www.WinesfromSpainUSA.com.