Luxe Rittenhouse Square steak house Barclay Prime starts a summer of pouring lovely rose wines with its fine selection of steak. (Photo courtesy Starr Restaurants)
A rosé by any other name is not a white zinfandel.
Now that the season for pink wine has officially begun, Barclay Prime is rolling out a long list of dry and refreshing vintages that are perfect for hot summer nights.
Starting this Thursday, June 26, the available offerings will include rosés from around the world.
While rosé is not typically considered the go-to beverage for heavy meats, Executive Chef Mark Twersky is trying to change all that, creating pairings for his dry-aged porterhouse, Wagyu NY strip and tomahawk ribeye steaks, among others.
Naturally, the traditional French rosés are well represented — Chateau d’Astros Côtes de Provence, Domaine Galevan Partages Côte du Rhone, Chateau de Fontenille La Belle Bordeaux, Chapoutier bila-hut Les Vignes),
But there’s also quite a selection from less predictable regions: Argentina, (Bodegas san Humberto), Tuscany, (La Spinetta rose di casnoca, Cantine Povero tralcio, Spain (Ovidio Garcia Passion), and Oregon (Trisatum).
The goal is to showcase the versatility and diversity of this wine style, as well as its natural proclivity for complementing red meat.
Proving that perhaps pink may actually be the new white.
Barclay Prime Summer of Rosé
When: Thursday, June 26 through the end of the summer
Where: Barclay Prime, 237 S. 18th Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.barclayprime.com