Everyone is talking about the Fall Season and the weather getting cooler. In everyone's kitchens are baskets of apples, squashes, pumpkins and the last go round of summer's bounty of veggies. Here in Key West, temperature wise, it is still summer. Our sunny days are bringing us to the low to mid 80 degree range and the night time temps are "dipping down" to about 79 degrees. I still am clad in my shorts and flip flops and the only sign of Fall here are the pumpkins in the grocery store and the Christmas decorations going up in a few of the stores. Oh yes, they do have a few Thanksgiving items for sale like napkins with a pattern of Fall colored leaves and salt and pepper shakers that look like little Pilgrims. Anyhow, since it is still summer for me, I decided to pull out one of my favorite Rose' wines to sip out on the deck last evening.
I popped open a chilled bottle of Chivite's 2005 Gran Feudo Rosado Wine. This is a Spanish Rose' wine made from 100% Garnacha Grapes from the Navarra Region of Spain which borders the Atlantic side of France. I found the bright color, I would say strawberry pink with a hint of violet, to be so eye pleasing! And speaking of strawberry, I found a touch of flavor of that great little berry on my palate. I found this wine to be clean and fresh with a nice balance of low acidity and fruit. Very soft and long on the finish this wine is a perfect pre-dinner treat!
Even though your outdoor temperatures are becoming quite chilly, do not shy away from a fresh and perky wine! It can be the perfect start to the end of your day!