This evening we invited guests to a fabulous treat: A Wine on the Water Event, SIP ‘N SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board).
Guests were given a short demonstration about Stand Up Paddle Boards on a gorgeous evening on Quonochontaug Pond. Actually a coastal lagoon, but commonly called a salt pond.
We hit the water and all were very excited. The group were cheering and happy to be out on the water as we paddled to a sandy point about 20 mins from our launch point.
We arrived on a beautiful sandy beach and Our Naturalist, Mark Bullinger pulled up with the boat provisioned with cheese & crackers, fruit, and Rosé Wines for the tasting.
We tasted gorgeous Rosé portfolio by Chateau D’EsClans in Provence. Here was the line-up:
•”The Palm” by Whispering Angel 2017
This product has just been released to the state of Rhode Island and is a delightful expression of a dry, easy drinking, med acidity. Lovely beach wine.
•Whispering Angel 2016 made primarily from Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino), and Cinsault. Hints of watermelon and cranberry make this wine more layered than many rosés.
•Rock Angel whose slogan is “we started with a whisper and now we are ready to ROCK!” And ROCK it did. This was the star of the lineup. Citrus zest and red berry fruits give this wine depth and length.
•Domaine Serene “R” rosé was thrown into the mix so we could discuss the nuisances of old world vs new world expressions of rosé. This rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir. The notes of clementine and tangerine were a refreshing surprise.
After a fabulous tasting of rosé wines, we all learned about skin contact, the color of the juice, extraction, and terroir.
Of course we discussed food pairings and favorite cookout foods with rosé. Everyone shared their go-to recipes which included:
•Vinegar based potato salad •Asian Cole Slaw
•Tuna Tar Tare
•Arugula and Stawberry Salad •Lobster Salad
•Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables •Tri-Color Cauliflower Salad
...the list went on as we all agreed Rosé goes with EVERYTHING SUMMER!
Such a fun event and a wonderful way to kick off summer. Finally rosé season has reached New England and we are ready here in Rhode Island. Cheers!