A textbook wine pairing with Rosé whether its from the Columbia Valley or France- viola!
Savvy match: When it comes to summer, there is nothing like lounging on my deck with a nice glass of rosé and this chicken Provençale is perfect to pair with. Refreshing and delicious, it is a great porch pounder. But many people don’t realize that rosé is one of the most food-friendly wines. Because rosé is made with red grapes, the wines can be a little more substantive than many white wines, but without the troublesome tannins can make some reds tricky to pair. Everything from vegetarian foods, spicier cuisines, and herbal and aromatic dishes can all be enhanced by the power of rosé.
Rosé is made in virtually every wine-growing region worldwide from just about every grape. It may be a surprise that the list includes the home of powerhouse reds, the Columbia Valley in Washington state. However, rosé’s true home is in the south of France, in Provence, to be specific. So, when it comes to pairing with food, I look to Provence for inspiration — where ratatouille, salad Niçoise, bouillabaisse are classics. But a personal favorite is chicken Provençale, a chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs grilled and served with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, Niçoise olives, fennel, and a touch of anchovy and capers and served up with some haricot vert and chilled rosé et viola!