The traditions of Tunisian winemaking were formed under the influence of the French. Alicante, Grenache, Senso, Claret and other vines were brought here from the Old World and well adapted to the new climatic conditions. The bouquet of Tunisian wines is dominated by notes of exotic fruits and a very peculiar combination of spices, minerals, pepper, and herbs. Most of the wines produced in Tunisia are rosé (Desir Rosé, Tirouche). They are light wines with moderate acidity and balanced sweetness. They quench thirst well and smooth out the taste of spicy sauces. Gastronomic combinations include omelets with spicy sausages, veal stew with herbs and olives, kebabs, tuna pancakes and desserts.