Enjoy this delicious, crisp wine still or sparkling, and make it the perfect counterpart to a beautiful day.
Where does the pink come from?
Rosé’s beautiful color happens when the skins of the grapes are left in contact with the must (grape juice) for a short period of time before the juice is fermented into wine. And remember, regardless the shade of pink, Rose wines should always be served well chilled.
Do the different shades differ in taste?
Yes, rosé can range from a light peach to an almost red color, and you should be drinking it in every shade.
- The lightest of the rosés tend to be from the Provence region of France, typically made from a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault grapes tend to be the driest wines and pair best with lighter dishes like salads, chicken and seafood.
- A shade darker includes rosé made from Zinfandel, Merlot or Sangiovese grapes. These wines tend to be more fruity and slightly sweet and pair well with spicier foods.
- The darkest rosés typically are made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah grapes and have hearty spicier notes and should be served with traditional meat dishes.
Come try the many shades of rosé for yourself in our Wine and Spirits Department!