There are nice, positive aromas coming from the Red Bicyclette, mostly red fruits and berries. Strawberry is the most identifiable scent, though it's not the only one. As with the aromas, there are nice fruity and berry flavors here. The Red Bicyclette is soft, a little crisp at the end and dry, and overall very easy on the palate.
Color & Clarity
The Red Bicyclette French Rose isn't very rosy. It's fairly clear and medium in its depth. I might say that the hue is closer to salmon, persimmon, or new-penny red.
There are nice, positive aromas coming from the Red Bicyclette, mostly red fruits and berries. Strawberry is the most identifiable scent, though it's not the only one.
As with the aromas, there are nice fruity and berry flavors here. The Red Bicyclette is soft, a little crisp at the end and dry, and overall very easy on the palate.
Pairing Red Bicyclette French Rose with Cheeses
- Cheddar Cheese: The Red Bicyclette is much fruitier when paired with cheddar, which is great.
- Swiss Cheese: This isn't a great pairing, with the wine becoming a bit more bitter with swiss.
- Aged Gouda: The flavor combinations produced with Red Bicyclette and aged Gouda are interesting and worth exploring.
- Aged Parmesan: This pairing doesn't work very well, with the wine becoming a lot more bitter.
- Chevre: There is a lot of extra bitterness in this pairing and I wouldn't recommending combining Red Bicyclette with any goat cheeses.
Pairing Red Bicyclette French Rose with Meats
- Chorizo Salami: This is a fairly neutral pairing with the wine becoming perhaps just a tad fruitier. I think the Red Bicyclette would probably work well enough with other savory and preserved meats.
- Salmon Burger: This is also a neutral pairing, neither great nor bad. I think the Red Bicyclette would also work reasonably well with other fish dishes.
- Chicken Sausage: Mild sausage brings out the fruit flavors in the Red Bicyclette and would be a good choice with other mild sausages as well.
Pairing Red Bicyclette French Rose with Main Dishes
- Roast Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing: Red Bicyclette goes very, very well with roast turkey, with the wine becoming much fruitier and even a bit sweeter. It's definitely a good choice and might go equally well with other roast fowl. Anyone looking for a "friendly" drier wine to go with roast turkey should try this.
- Shrimp Cocktail: Red Bicyclette is a neutral pairing here and might go well with other shrimp appetizers or dishes.
- Italian Pasta Salad (sweet, with celery seed): This is a very poor food pairing — both the Red Bicyclette and the pasta salad suffer in combination with each other.
Wines from Red Bicyclette are unusual in that they are indeed made from French grapes, but they are produced by an American winery — Gallo. So is it an American or a French wine? It's more French because of the French grapes, but the wine making process is important as well.
Blended from Syrah, Cinsault, and Grenache grapes grown in France's southern Languedoc region, this French Rosé is a bit more complex than most rosés but not so complex that it's difficult to approach or find a good food to pair with it.