At the end of July, I finally had time to catch up with my sister, Coco. It has been months since I have last seen her in person since we live on totally opposite coasts. I had the best time getting to hang out with her, meet her new puppy and just catch up on life. Of course, what better way to do so than over a glass of rosé wine! Recently, I have been obsessed with Kim Crawford Wine – a New Zealand wine company that has completely won over my heart. Although I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, I do enjoy the occasional glass and wanted to share how this wine will be the perfect accompaniment to live out the rest of your summer carefree and in-the-moment.
Create a Summer Rosé Lifestyle with Kim Crawford Wine
By far, our favorite bottle of Kim Crawford Wine was the Illuminate rosé. I truly believe a wine experience goes beyond the actual taste. As someone who is a very visual person, I take notes of the packaging and the actual aesthetic of the bottle first. This particular one was unassuming but incredibly elegant with a simple, yet effective packaging design that will set gracefully on any table or countertop in your home. Not to mention, the coloration of the rosé itself was so enjoyable and photogenic! For those who did not know, rosé is created similarly to red wine but you reduce the time fermenting the grape skins so you get that beautiful pale pink coloration.
As soon as we uncorked the wine, I was hit with delicate notes of watermelon with more subtle hints of floral. I always like to let the wine hit the nose first so I can get a sneak preview of the actual product – does anyone else do this?! Overall, it was a very light but pleasing aroma that was a clear hint the first sip was going to be nothing but positive.
Of course – I highly recommend chilling your rosé before enjoying it! If you are in a pinch, you can throw it in the freezer for 30 minutes to cool it down to an enjoyable temperature. Upon the first sip, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Kim Crawford wine had such a refined taste. It was very fresh and fruity with just the right amount of acidity. I actually liked how it had more of a dry aftertaste because I find that a lot of rosés can be much too sweet and sugary. Overall, it was such a pleasant wine that my sister and I graciously finished together while we were busy chit-chatting the night away!
Create the Ultimate Summer Rosé Lifestyle
This wine was a new discovery for me and I am so grateful as it will most certainly be one of my go-to bottles to enjoy at home or to bring to gatherings with friends and family. It is a gorgeous bottle that I think is incredibly palatable and easy for anyone to enjoy, whether they consider themselves a wine person or not.
In fact, I actually think now is the perfect time to enjoy your own bottle (or two – no one is judging) of Kim Crawford Illuminate Rosé since it pairs well with the long, hot days of summer. If you have plans on hosting a summertime dinner party, I would say this wine goes exceptionally well with light, fresh foods such a fruit salad or this vegan lemon roasted flatbread. I envision myself hosting my own soirée outdoors with chic dinnerware, gold flatware, and a vase of my favorite dried florals in the middle. Top top it off, I would serve up the chilled Kim Crawford wine in an ethereal vessel such as these iridescent wine glasses.
The end of summer is approaching quickly, so I encourage you to take the time to do what you love most. Spend some time with your friends and family and cheers to your love and health with the help of Kim Crawford Wine. If you decide to try it out for yourself, be sure to let me know what you think and how you are creating your own summer rosé lifestyle!