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Two refreshing tones. White and rosé wines for spring

By Angel Rivas

Not only because it’s hot the choice to drink white and rosé wines in spring is obvious. Your chance of pairing well with food typical of the season, is much greater than a red wine, and also make them preferred.

It is noteworthy that the white and rosé wines are served to cold temperature, but not all serve the same. Factors such as the variety, how it was developed the wine and if you have the barrels have to do with these differences.

Tags Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and various Chardonnay should be served between 6 and 8 ° C because its acidity is more pleasant on the palate and fulfills the purpose of its elaboration: to refresh. Serving it cold would inhibit their qualities of aromas and flavors, but more hot, you can begin to cause an imbalance in the palate.

The vast majority of whites are usually served between 8 and 10 ºC and it is in that range stand out its advantages and aromatic. Here what is sought is that the wine is expressing by itself. By having more complexity than other beverages that are consumed cold, should not feel like a drink ice cream. In this range it is cool and appreciate its aromas.

Finally, the wines that have step by wood or that in their development there is a rest on the lees (yeasts) have much greater complexity and even a body not so light. Serve between 10 and 12 ° C, or less cold, is suggested.

A colder temperature does not allow to enjoy the added values that the winemaker was included in the product, either in a step-by oak or the aromas that give the lees. It is not that it is entirely wrong to serve them cold, but definitely those attributes are hidden with lower temperatures.

One color or another

The basic difference between a white and pink is obviously the color, but this lies in the fact that the wine was in cold maceration the skins of red grapes that depending on the hours of contact they give a rosy light or a tone intense. The rest of the development in white and pink is the same.

A winery never makes a drink good-humored in that mix half white and half red wine to make a rosé. Even if it is done, instead of adding attributes of both raw materials more good stir and an imbalance is created.

The whites, mostly, along with sea food and vegetables without cooking or with a mild cooking. However, the white with the barrel or with the rest of the lees, you can go with stews, more complex, and some dishes like pasta, pizza or a pozole blanco, to name a few.

The rosés tend to cluster aromas of fresh red fruits such as strawberry, raspberry or cherry, some fruit, such as litchi or even flowers such as roses. The pink paired with dishes that contain these elements, with dishes of complexity as chiles en nogada, but especially are tags that can be drink alone.

Think upside down, there are moments or days in that the best red is a white or rose wine. In these weeks just applies this phrase.

Tips to enjoy the white and rosé wines for spring

Three recommendations to get the best juice to your whites and rosés.

  • Half an hour before your guests arrive or you take the wine, put in on the fridge. If you are going to use a enfriadera, tuck it there for 15 minutes before serving. If the ice is dissolved, add more.
  • In both cases, serves of light in light any of these wines in the glass, especially in hot weather. Always keep the bottle in a enfriadera. This way you’ll be able to drink the wine at a nice temperature without being hot.
  • The dessert wines white also cool, but bring them 5 or 10 minutes before serving because it can not go so cold. Its pleasant sweetness and acidity, are best enjoyed between 10 and 12 ºC.

VINTAGE IN THE WINERY ADEGA DE LAGAR DA COSTA

Three-in-three

Two trios, one white and the other pink, for you to select at the time that you most want.

PINK

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Winery: Casa Madero

Source: Parras, Coahuila, Mexico

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Characteristics: On the nose it reflects something of roses, orange, strawberry and raspberry. The palate has a touch of sweetened (sweet) with lots of fruit and freshness for its good acidity

Price: $250

North 32 blue label

Winery: North 32

Origin: Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

Varieties: Syrah, Marsanne and Chardonnay

Characteristics: Aromas of white fruits with a touch of flowers and fresh red fruits and a background of graphite. In the mouth it is dry, with acidity, pleasant, and a half end

Price: $300

Domaines Ott Chateau Romassan

Winery: Domaines Ott

Source: Bandol, Provence, France

Varieties: Mourvédre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah

Characteristics: On the nose it reveals a bouquet of citrus fruits such as grapefruit and orange, white flowers and a mineral touch. The taste is fresh, fruity, citrus and a long finish

Price $765

WHITE

Monte Xanic Chenin Colombard

Winery: Monte Xanic

Origin: Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

Varieties: Chenin Blanc and Colombard

Features: shows aromas of citrus, white flowers and honey with some soursop and peach. In the mouth it is dry with notes of tropical fruits and good acidity

Price: $220

Chasselas del Mogor

Winery: Mogor Badam

Origin: Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

Variety: Chasselas

Characteristics: aromas of citrus fruits such as lime, green apple, pineapple and peach. On the palate it shows apricot, good acidity and freshness, elegance and a half end

Price: $360

Vinos blancos y rosados para primavera

Pazo Señorans Selection Vintage

Winery: Pazo Señorans

Origin: Rías Baixas, Spain

Variety: Albariño

Characteristics: The smell will notice some white fruits, but, above all, foster notes, and minerality. In the mouth has good volume and structure, and leaves an aftertaste long.

Price: $1250

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