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05.16.2012

The Essence of Wine: Watermelon

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Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch

Its flavors hold memories of long days, green grass, laughter, and innocence. Of all summer fruits, none holds more spirit of childish delight than watermelon. The crisp red, or more exotic yellow, tantalize with promises of thirst-quenching, lip-smacking sweetness beneath the green rind. In the world of wine, the flavors of watermelon are most often found in the luscious brightness of rosés. In the brief flirtation of skin and juice that produces these delightful wines, we receive aromas most magical, where a sip can echo the gratification of sinking your teeth into a half-moon of colorful, chin-dripping goodness.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Amparo" Rosé, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chateau de Campuget "Tradition" Rosé, Costieres de Nimes, Rhone Valley, France
Lorenza Rosé, California, USA
La Scolca "RosaChiara" Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Van Duzer Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pullus Pinot Grigio, Ptujska Klet, Slovenia
Schloss Gobelsburg "Gobelsburger - Cistercien" Rosé, Neiderosterreich, Austria


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