A touch of rosé in celebration of the spring-summer transition

Côtes du Rhône Rose Millésime 2017, complementing a shrimp sandwich.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson & CM Cordeiro 2020

In celebration of the spring to summer transition, this is a period of the year when the days get gradually longer till the summer solstice on 20 June 2020. Complementing the shrimp sandwich is a bottle of Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2017 by the Guigal family. The wine is a lovely hue of peach-rose that reflects beautifully with the evening light. Light and fresh with burst of red fruits, the aroma and flavour of the wine complements the slight saltiness of the peeled shrimp.

Against the warm golden hues of sundown that last for hours at this time of the year, this setting with a touch of rosé, is a perfect snapshot of an instant in Time.

Peeled shrimp on a generous bed of homegrown lettuce and homemade mayonnaise. Topped with dill, this ensemble makes for an easy and relaxed evening spring meal.