Out biking Saturday, we popped into two of our local wine shops, both doing Easter Wine Pairing tastings.

First stop was UNWINED…they were tasting a colorful line-up of pink Rosé (German and Spanish), white Gewürztraminer (Oregon) and red Pinot Noir (French Bourgogne).

My personal favorite and we picked up a bottle to pair with Easter dinner…

Schloss Schönborn PINK 2011

  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Aroma: Very berry
  • Taste: Red berries like raspberry with vanilla, hints of citrus
  • Price: $19.99
  • My Thoughts: I’ve had very few, if any, Rosés from Germany. This was a lovely wine from the Rheingau Valley. Located right in the heart of the valley, many of their vineyards on the slope of the river have been part of the family estate since 1349. They grow 90% Riesling and 10% Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. This is a fabulous use of their Pinot Noir. It looked beautiful on the Easter dinner table and its fresh light fruit taste was perfect for the warm day and glazed ham with roasted veggies meal.

Also worth checking out is the Gewüztraminer from Oregon. I haven’t seen many of that wine coming out of Oregon … this one from Brandborg Winery & Vineyard is yummy!

Cheers to pink wine for Easter!