Our pick for your 4th of July festivities is the Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Rosé. It’s as comfortable next to a platter of shimmering oysters, as a heap of glistening burgers. Super effervescent in the glass, and austere on the palate, this is a drink-with-food sparkling wine. You will appreciate the dry, tart qualities and hints of strawberry and green apple, though its greatest strengths lie in its versatility and its value. At this price point it is also an excellent choice when mixing champagne cocktails.
This sparkler can accompany any part of your meal. To start, try a rustic bruschetta of apricot and goat cheese, or another favorite, pitted fresh cherries and creamy brie. Most don’t think to pair sparkling wine with their main, however, this Brut Rosés’ fruit flavors will accentuate the sweetness of fresh shellfish, and the acidity will cut through the fattiness of grilled meats and brauts. Open another bottle with dessert and taste with our Raspberry Mascarpone Tart with Gingersnap Crust.
Pleasant companion for: Spicy dishes, briny shellfish, oily or rich fish such as salmon, halibut, tuna, swordfish, cod and sea bass, simple green salads, charcuterie and cheese plates, tart or crisp fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, jicama, strawberries, apricots, nectarines, cherries.
750ml – $14.14 @ Utah DABC Stores
Producer……..Domaine Ste. Michelle
Region…………Columbia Valley, Washington
Grapes………..Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier