Rosé: The Anytime Wine
At Malene, we like to call Rosé the “anytime wine.” In Provence, where Malene gets its inspiration, Rosés are enjoyed all year long at outdoor cafés and waterfront picnics, in fine restaurants and of course in people’s homes. Malene Rosé is likewise immensely versatile. While it’s easy to enjoy on its own, its weight and complexity make it an excellent match with any food you would normally pair with a fine, dry white wine.
To help you enjoy this first wine club shipment we’ve included a special gift: our rose gold Malene corkscrew. We’d love to hear how you enjoy the wines and the opener, and encourage you to share photos on social media using the hashtags #MaleneScene and #MyMalene.
A Few Words from William, aka Mr. Malene...
In France, where I’m from, Rosé is not a seasonal wine, it’s a lifestyle! Especially in Provence, with its year-round sunny, Mediterranean climate. Here at Malene our Rosés reflect the generosity of the sun-drenched Central Coast, which – like Provence - is moderated by the cool breezes of the ocean close by.
As a sommelier and foodie I’m often asked what foods to serve with Malene wines. The options are nearly unlimited, but here are some of my favorites: crab cakes are ideal with our classic Malene Rosé, and I love deep fried calamari with our Rosé of Mourvedre. I’ve enjoyed sautéed veal with a wild mushroom sauce with the Rolle, and for the Grenache Noir I often recommend lamb chops or pork tenderloin. These are such versatile wines, you really can’t go wrong!
We are so excited about our young Malene brand, and we can’t wait to add to our portfolio with different varietals, blends, vineyards and appellations, always in the Provençal style. Please share your photos with your favorite wine using #MaleneScene and #MaleneWines. We love to see how you’re enjoying our wines!