Rosé Season! What is Rosé Wine?
Rosé wine is a wine that is known for its pink colour of the wine is achieved when the skins of red grapes are left in contact with the wine for only a few hours before being removed. This process gives the wine its signature colour and light taste.
There are three primary methods used to make rosé wine:
The most common method is the maceration method, where red wine grapes are left to rest in the juice for a period of time, producing darker coloured wine with a richer flavour.
The second method is the saignée method, where some of the juice is bled off of a red wine during the first few hours of making it to produce rosé.
The third method is the blending method, where a little bit of red wine is added to a vat of white wine to make rosé.
There are common styles and preferred grapes used for rosé wine. The primary flavours of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a crunchy green flavour on the finish.
Some preferred grapes for making rosé include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, and Pinot Noir. Rosé has recently gained popularity due to its trendy millennial pink hue and rebranding as a day-drinking staple.
The drink has become a popular choice for those looking for a light and refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm day.
In conclusion, rosé wine is a light and refreshing wine that can be made using any red wine grape.
We have a brilliant selection of Rosé here at Smashing Wine, here are a few just below:
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