Best tasted with friends and family. Follow the 5-S framework.
First, See the color. Hold the wine glass at an angle in order to see the colors. Roubaix appears as a deep red color.
Next, Swirl it around. Notice the think viscous streaks (called legs or tears)down the inside of the glass when swirled. Now it’s time to Sniff the wine. The “nose” of a wine – its bouquet or aroma – is the major determinate of perceived flavor in the mouth.
Now it’s time to take a Sip. Hold the wine in your mouth for 3-5 seconds letting it coat the surface. Once inside the mouth, the aromatics are further liberated by exposure to body heat, and transferred retronasally to the olfactory receptor site. It is here that the complex taste of Roubaix can be experienced.
Lastly, be sure to Savor the experience.
Food Pairing Notes
A tasty steak, beef short ribs + other braised beef dishes, an artisanal burger, roasted or grilled lamb, cheddar, gouda, and other cheeses.