Rosé Piscine, the original still rosé specifically made to drink over ice, has found its way to South Florida. Recently launched onto the U.S. market, Rosé Piscine is well established in France and Brazil, in which markets close to 2 million bottles were sold this year.
Made by Pascal Nacenta with the native Negrette grape of South West France and produced by Vinovalie – all of the fruit used in the wine is sourced from the owners’ vineyards in the region, resulting in a seductive aroma and a unique flavor profile that is brought to life over ice.
In the South of France when serving any still rosé over ice, traditionally in a cognac sniffer, it is called “rosé à la piscine.” The cognac sniffer is so large compared to a typical rosé wine glass that Brigitte Bardot once famously remarked that it resembled a swimming pool, the French word for which is piscine, thus giving rise to the term “à la piscine.” Brigitte Bardot and her then husband, international playboy Gunter Sachs, drank their rosé and champagne piscine-style in 1960s St Tropez, a place that they helped to put on the jet-set map.
A traditional rosé served piscine-style, over ice, is extremely refreshing, but it will lose its structure with the melting ice, eventually becoming plain in aroma and unidimensional in flavor. This inspired Vinovalie’s Jacques Tranier to create the first French rosé specifically made to drink over ice, which in turn would also do away with the need to pre-chill or maintain the bottle in an ice bucket. Tranier named the new product Rosé Piscine, recalling to the term coined by Bardot in St Tropez. The appearance of Vinovalie’s Rosé Piscine is perfectly clear with a light pink color and it has an aroma of white flowers and lychee, surprisingly bright acidity, and a round and supple finish.
On Saturday, November 18, Rosé Piscine, the original still rosé specifically made to drink over ice, celebrated its arrival in Miami with an exclusive pool party at BrickellHouse supported by Coco Bambu.
Hosted by Rose Piscine’s Blake Helppie, Miami influencers and self-proclaimed rosé aficionados enjoyed a first taste of the wine, paired with Coco Bambu’s signature bites of Crab Meat Bowl, Corvina Ceviche, Shrimp Risotto, and Baked Cocada that enhanced Rosé Piscine’s seductive aroma and unique flavor profile brought to life over ice as well asthe Rosé Piscine Mojito created by Coco Bambu bar manager Patricio Mancilla.