Rosé wines, known as rosado in Spanish-speaking countries, is somewhere in between red and white wine. That isn’t to say that rosé can be made from mixing red and white wine together - it’s not that simple! Rosé is made by juicing red grapes and allowing the juice to sit with the grape skins for a short period of time. While red wines ferment for weeks on end in contact with the grape skins, rosé wines are sometimes only left on their skins for a few hours. This means that the winemaker has a lot of control over how they want the wine to look, and has the freedom to remove the skins when the wine reaches the perfect colour. Rosé wines can be made in a variety of different styles from still to sparkling, and are made in different ways all around the globe using a wide variety of grapes. For example, one of the methods used to produce rosé wine is the Saignée Method, where the wine that is bled off during full-bodied red wine fermentation is used to create rosé.
Types of Rosé Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé
Cabernet Sauvignon rosé is usually made using the Saignée Method. With blackcurrant, bell pepper and cherry flavours, Cabernet rosé is usually highly acidic as these wines are not aged in oak.
Grenache grapes are typically strawberry or raspberry-flavoured, and create a lighter rosé due to the low colour of the grape. The higher alcohol found in Grenache results in a medium-bodied taste, and these rosé wines generally have moderate to high acidity.
Mourvedre - floral and fruity, Mourvedre is complex and full-bodied like the Cabernet Sauvignon. Originating in Spain, this variety of grape is generally used in blends with its strong plum, cherry and pomegranate flavours.
Pinot Noir Rosé
Pinot Noir rosé is delicate and fruity, slightly acidic with watermelon and strawberry aromas. Difficult to grow, Pinot Noir grapes are extremely weak and create light, pale rosé wines. Despite all the drama, Pinot Noir rosé actually goes with almost anything!
Sangiovese grapes are like Grenache, with a hint of cherry and spice. Surprisingly scarce outside of Italy, these Sangiovese grapes are usually lightly aged in neutral oak barrels and can be quite savoury compared to other rosé wines. Some have a bitter finishing note, making it taste slightly dry.
Syrah grapes are a lot darker than others used in rosé wines, and taste a bit like blackberries with hints of pepper. Moderately acidic and with a slightly bolder taste, Syrah is traditionally blended with Grenache and Mourvedre to create the Cotes du Rhone blend.
Zinfandel was highly popular in the 1970s, and accounts for a large percentage of Zinfandel grape production. With strawberry and lemon flavours and relatively high acidity, Zinfandel may not be for everyone, but it makes a wonderfully dry rosé.
Which are the Best Rosé Wine Brands?
Rosé is a difficult variety of wine to pinpoint, however, here are some of the best brands of rosé wine that we offer:
- Anna de Codorniu
- Casillero del Diablo
- Chateau Cavalier
- Little Black Dress
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