Rosé

Rosé im Glas

Over the last few years, the quality as well as the popularity of Rosé wine and Sekt has increased immensely. In 2020, Wines of Germany takes up this trend and showcase Rosé Wines.

Facts

  • 12 %

    is the share of rosé in the wines sold in Germany

  • 9 - 13 °

    are ideal drinking temperatures

  • 2020

    presented the DWI excellent rosé wines at ProWein

How is Rosé wine made?

In order to create Rosé, the red grapes are only lightly pressed initially. The so-called mash resulting from this light pressing is then left to rest for a while, to give the pigments in the grape skin time to colour the juice. Once the grape juice has taken on the desired shade of pink, the mash is pressed fully and the rosé-coloured juice is fermented into wine.

But not every rosé-coloured wine is called “Rosé”. Sometimes, you’ll find the term “Weißherbst” on the label. Since Weißherbst, as opposed to rosé, is always a single variety wine, the grape variety used in its production also has to be mentioned on the label. However, the term Rosé is more recognized internationally.

Varieties

Another rosé-coloured wine you might come across is Rotling. This is a special variety of rosé wine, produced by the joint pressing and fermentation of red and white wine grapes.

The so-called “Schillerwein” is a traditional Rotling from the wine-growing region Württemberg. No particular grape varieties are stipulated to produce Schillerwein.

Rosé wines are suitable companions at any time of the year. As a rule, they are served at a drinking temperature of 9-13 degrees centigrade, but during the warm summer months you might choose to cool them down even further, since they will warm up faster in higher ambient temperatures.

Enjoyment

Rosé and Weißherbst wines and their sparkling varieties make for a delightful aperitif or a companion for starters such as tapas and antipasti. We also recommend them with selected fish and barbecue dishes. Since they are naturally low in fruit acids and tannins, many wine lovers also enjoy having them with Asian specialities such as curries or Thai food. Also try mild, semi-hard cheeses such as Edam or young Gouda with delicately fresh and dry rosé-coloured wines: perfect harmony.

And, naturally, Rosé and Weißherbst wines are great partners for a fresh and fruity summer punch. Have a Pinot Noir Rosé together with strawberries and marvel at a combination that will not just tickle your taste buds but also please your sense of colour.

Which grape varieties make up "Badisch Rotgold" - a type of Rotling?

By definition: A "Badisch Rotgold" is composed of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir and as the name suggests it comes from the Baden growing region.

Japanese hollandaise succeeds with wasabi paste Salmon with Japanese hollandaise and green asparagus

Combine salmon with hollandaise and asparagus with a dry Riesling.

  • 4x 150g Lachsfilet mit Haut
  • 1 Limette
  • 2 Zehen Knoblauch
  • 4 EL Honig
  • 10 EL Sojasauce
  • 200g Butter
  • 4 Eier
  • 1 EL Joghurt
  • 2 EL Reisessig
  • 2 EL Wasabipaste
  • 500 g Grüner Spargel

For the marinade, finely chop the garlic first. Wash the lime in hot water, grate the zest and squeeze out the juice and bring everything to the boil with the honey and soya sauce. Put to one side.

 

Now prepare the Japanese hollandaise: Bring 180g butter to the boil. Place the egg yolks, yoghurt, rice vinegar, wasabi paste and a pinch of salt in a tall measuring jug and mix with a hand blender. Gradually mix the boiling (!) butter into the egg yolks using a hand blender. Season the hollandaise with salt and pepper to taste and keep the measuring jug warm in hot water.

 

Peel the bottom third of 500 g green asparagus and cut off the ends. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a large pan. Add the asparagus to the pan, pour in 50 ml water and season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to the boil briefly.

 

Fry the salmon fillets on the skin side in a little oil for about 4 minutes. Turn the salmon and fry for a further 2 minutes. Then turn again and baste with the marinade. Remove the salmon from the pan and reduce the marinade until thick. Brush the salmon with it. Serve the salmon with the hollandaise and asparagus. Enjoy your meal!

 

Wine recommendation:

 

WINE TIP: Dry Rielsing

  • Riesling (trocken)

with dry sparkling wine Sparkling wine and lime dessert

with dry sparkling wine

  • 300ml Winzersekt
  • 4 Limetten
  • 100g Zucker
  • 30g Speisestärke
  • 100g Butterkekse
  • 50g ungesalzene Butter
  • 2 Eiweiße
  • 50g grieschicher Joghurt
  • 150g Schlagsahne

Pour the sparkling wine and sugar into a pan. Chill the remaining sparkling wine. Wash 1 lime with hot water and finely grate the zest. Halve the lime and 2 others, squeeze out the juice and mix with the cornflour. Pour everything into the pan and bring to the boil briefly. Remove the pan from the heat and chill the cream in the fridge.

 

Fill the shortbread biscuits into a freezer bag, crush with a rolling pin and place in a bowl. Melt the butter in a pan, pour over the crumbled shortbread biscuits, add a pinch of salt and mix well. Leave to cool briefly, divide half into large wine glasses and press down firmly.

 

Cut the lime into slices. Beat the egg whites with salt until stiff. Stir the yoghurt into the chilled champagne and lime cream. Whip the cream until stiff and fold into the cooled cream, one after the other, together with the beaten egg whites. Spread half over wine glasses, add another layer of shortbread biscuits and finish with a layer of cream. Garnish with lime slices and pour in the remaining sparkling wine. Toast and enjoy!

  • Riesling (trocken)
  • Pinot Blanc (trocken)

Asparagus harmonises perfectly with Silvaner Roasted asparagus with wild garlic and ribbon noodles

Roasted asparagus with wild garlic and ribbon noodles goes perfectly with Silvaner.

  • 1kg weißer Spargel
  • 1kg grüner Spargel
  • 200g Butter
  • 1 TL Zucker
  • 2-4 EL Walnussöl
  • 600g Tagliatelle
  • 1 Prise Salz und Pfeffer
  • 200 ml Schlagsahne
  • 1 Spritzer Zitronensaft
  • 8 Bärlauchblätter

Preparation:

 

Peel the asparagus (green asparagus only in the lower third), cut off the ends. Cut each spear in half lengthways and cut the halves in half. Cut the halves into 3 – 5 cm long pieces.

 

Heat the butter in a large pan, add the sugar. Caramelise briefly. Add the oil and asparagus and cook over a medium heat for approx. 10 mins. until al dente, tossing occasionally.

 

In the meantime, cook the tagliatelle in boiling salted water according to the pack instructions until al dente.

 

Pour the cream into the asparagus and reduce until creamy. Season the asparagus with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

 

Rinse the pasta, drain and mix with the asparagus. Cut the spring onions into strips and fold in.

 

Wine recommendation:

 

Silvaner Spätlese dry

  • Silvaner (trocken)

with goat's cheese Courgette and chanterelle salad

with goat's cheese

  • 2 ganze Zucchini
  • 3 EL Rapsöl
  • 1 kleine Schalotte
  • 300 Gramm Pfifferlinge
  • 1 Msp. gemahlener Piment
  • 2 Bund Rucola
  • je 1/2 Bund Kerbel u. glatte Petersilie
  • je 3 EL Walnuss- u. Rapsöl
  • 4 Stück Ziegenkäse-Taler
  • 1 Prise Zucker
  • nach Belieben Salz & Pfeffer

Salad:

Wash the courgettes and slice thinly. Place in a bowl and mix with the oil.

 

Heat a grill pan and fry the courgettes in batches until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper, place in a bowl.

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<p>Peel and finely dice the shallot. Clean the chanterelles, wash if necessary and pat dry. Depending on size, cut in half if necessary.

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<p>Sauté the shallot in a pan until translucent. Add the chanterelles and fry vigorously for 3 minutes while stirring. Season with salt, pepper and allspice. Add to the courgettes. Wash the rocket and spin dry.

 

Dressing:

Wash the herbs, shake dry. Pluck the leaves, blend finely with both types of oil and vinegar in a blender or with a hand blender. Flavour with salt, pepper and sugar. Pour over the courgette and chanterelle mix and mix loosely with the rocket. Arrange on plates, sprinkle with goat's cheese.

  • Pinot Blanc (trocken)