Everything you want to know about Rosé Wine
Rosé Wine is the ultimate thirst quencher, especially during summer. It is one of the oldest styles of winemaking.
What is rosé wine made of and how is it produced?
Rosé wine is usually produced from the same grapes from which red wines are made. The flavorful rosé wine has a beautiful pink hue because it has different fermentation procedures.
Rosé wine is fermented with grape skin for a few hours only. The darker and richer color that red wine has is due to its long fermentation process. Winemakers from different countries use different winemaking techniques to make pink rosé wine.
In some winemaking techniques, the winemakers add charcoal to the red wines to produce the pale color of pink wine. Producers might also filter the red wine to create a paler hue and use the leftover light-colored red wine to obtain rosé wine.
French and Italian varieties of Rosé Wine
Most varieties of rosé wine come from both France and Italy. But you might also find some from the United States. Provence, a region in southeastern France, produces Côtes de Provence AOC, the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC, and some darker varieties of wine like the Bandol AOC. Bandol is among the top wines of Provence. Italy largely produces Bagnoli di Sopra, Etna Rosato DOC, Bardolino Chiaretto DOC, and other varieties of pink wine. On special occasions, many Italian regions offer crunchy rosé sparkling wines. .
Best foods to pair with Rosé wine
Rosé wine is a flavorful pink wine that makes heavenly paired with some light dishes. You might want to try Bardolino Chiaretto with salads and pasta dishes. Fruity rosé varieties also offer a great dining experience with seafood like shellfish, lobster, salmon, tuna, Camembert, brie, and also with lamb meats