Rosé Season is in full swing at Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen and Wine Dive
When it comes to summer, you know it’s official when you see rosé wines pop up on menus all around town. The rosé is an art form. This special wine doesn’t come from a special grape, but a special process of allowing the grape skins to touch the wine for just a short time. Using any grape from cabernet sauvignon to syrah’s, the winemaker controls the color based on the time the skin stays with the wine. Spanning the spectrum of color from the lightest of pinks to the rubiest of reds, the rosé puts you in the summer state of mind. What better place to enjoy a good rosé than Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen or Wine Dive.
Paralleling the rosé’s artful design, Boneyard and Wine Dive provide a unique experience with plenty to chose from. What we love about these two joints are the boundless choices in wine, and I’m talking more than variety. You can get a wine by the glass (boring…) or, better yet, try one of their wines on tap and get a carafe (not so boring). Decisions decisions, sometimes hard to make in the summer sun. No worries, they have you covered there as well. Taste any of their wines on tap for a buck.
If you want to do rosé right, start with the bubbly. The best part of a meal is to begin with a glass of sparkling rosé. Boneyard and Wine Dive feature the Rotari Brut Rosé by the glass. Handpicked chardonnay and pinot noir grapes from the Dolomites in Italy. This intricate pale pink rosé is delicate and fragrant, with an elegant and soft structure and lively acidity and minerality. It starts your palate off with red fruit complex (blackberry, cherry and raspberry) with white fruit and pineapple, and very slight yeasty notes.
Moving on to food pairings. Charles and Charles Rosé, available by the glass is a kick-ass wine with no holds bared when it comes to a no-excuses rosé.Have a glass (or two) paired with Boneyard’s Berry Berry Salad: seasonal greens, sun dried cranberries, blueberries, oranges, feta, pumpkin seeds and champagne cranberry vinaigrette.
There is no reason a good rosé can’t stand up to a heartier meal. Let’s head on over to those wines on tap and talk about the Angeline Rosé of pinot noir. A slightly darker shade of pale, this wine has delicious aromas of peach, dried apricot, and mandarin zest, complemented by fragrant orange blossoms. Born on the north coast of California, this beautiful rosé closes with a clean, concise acidity on the finish. We say, what the heck, try it with any of Wine Dive’s wood fired pizzas.You honestly can’t go wrong with a rosé this summer season. Sample them all and see what you like the best. Expect flavors from strawberry, to melon, rose, citrus and rhubarb and acidity and mineral levels spanning the spectrum. Summer is a time to explore, time to experiment and time to get into that rosé state of mind!
Boneyard Saloon and Wine Dive
1251 Kearns Blvd (at the Yard)
Park City, UT 84060