So you think it looks sweet, do you? It’s all in the name: Pas Doux is French for “not sweet” and our newest wine, the 2013 Pas Doux is just what it says it is. Though pink, our Pas Doux is a nod to the dry roses the French do so well; it is full-bodied and bone dry with a honeysuckle aroma and flavors of pear, guava and lemon zest.
Rose wines come from all over the world. Contrary to popular belief, our roses do not get their color by adding red wine to white wine; rather, the crushed grape juice has a limited amount of contact with the grape skins. Rose colors range from the palest salmon to vivid purple and are available still and sparkling. Rose’s range in sweetness from very dry, like our Pas Doux, to obviously sweet, like our Juliet.
There is no time like summer to enjoy dry rose wines, which offer the acidity of a white wine with the fruit character of a red. The result is a flavor-packed wine that is wonderful chilled, is refreshing, and pairs great with just about everything. We especially like Pas Doux with sushi, linguine with clams, grilled ahi tuna and cheesy flatbreads.
Drier than our most recent vintage of Fiorella and much lighter in color, we think Pas Doux will definitely change any “sweet” stereotypes you have about pink wines. By the time you read this, our 2013 Pas Doux should be released and ready for tasting so come on in any day of the week and give it a try.