With spring in full force, we return to one of our all-time favorite springy books: The Secret Garden.
For this book, I have three words for you, my friends: Rosé. All. Day.
“And the roses—the roses! Rising out of the grass, tangled round the sun-dial, wreathing the tree trunks and hanging from their branches, climbing up the walls and spreading over them with long garlands falling in cascades—they came alive day by day, hour by hour. Fair fresh leaves, and buds—and buds—tiny at first but swelling and working Magic until they burst and uncurled into cups of scent delicately spilling themselves over their brims and filling the garden air."
We'll keep this one nice and simple; this is a book that calls for a floral, fruity wine that celebrates the lush mood of the novel and complements all the descriptions of flora in the garden. This novel doesn't need anything heavy or complicated, just fresh lightness tinged with those fruity, floral notes we kind of expect from rosé. You need the kind of refreshing wine you can sip on a warm evening out on your back patio, while you're busy sinking into Burnett's lively descriptions of the garden and the new, bursting spring. Bonus points if you pair it with some light finger foods, like hummus, melon and berries, bruschetta, or cheese plates.
The best thing about rosé is that you don't need to spend as much to get a great bottle, compared to other types of wine. We are particularly fond of this one for it's rose petal and strawberry notes thats backed by some crispness and acidity to firm it up. We're also fans of pretty much everything on this delightful list. Rosé will be pretty easy to find in your local grocery or wine store this time of year, so snag a bottle next time you're out. Cheers!
What wine would you recommend for this novel? We'd love to hear!