Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2013

Dilemma of rosé wines

Whenever critics score a wine, the rating will hopefully be as close as possible to the highest score. But does this apply to rosé wines too? 

The questions should be: What do we expect from rosé wines? Do they need a full body? Do they need the potential to be drinkable for a long time? Do they have to be very complex? No!

Rosé wines are summer wines. They should be fresh, immediately drinkable and modest. We want to drink them in between. So the criteria for highest scores are totally different from our expectations to rosé wines.

We don't want 100 point rosé wines. We want them between 80 and 90 points. So what can we do?
1. Score rosés higher, when they are fresh and young, thus a perfect summer wine or...
2. accept this paradox and proclaim that we prefer rosés in the corridor between 80 and 90 points.

Or how do you like them?