ROSÉ WINE

Rose Wine

Intro

To produce rosé wines, wineries from different wine regions use the same red grapes from the most popular red wines. a different fermentation process causes the pink hue in the rose. Red wines ferment in contact with the skins of the grapes for weeks, yet rosé wines ferment in contact with the grape skins for just a few hours to create a beautiful pink color. The more a wine stays together with grape skin in the fermentation process, the darker the color of the wine becomes. 
Each winery has a different method to make rose wines. For example, most  French wineries use different techniques than the wineries in Italy, but they all obtain the same palette of pink nuances. Some rosé varieties start as red wines, and then the producers add charcoal to decreade the strong red color and obtain the pink color. Some winemakers remove some of the color from red wines and use the residuals to produce rosé wine.

Regions

Most rose varieties are produced in France and Italy, but there are some world class wineries that produce top quality rose in the United States. One of the top producing regions of rose wine is the Provence region in France that produces the Côtes de Provence AOC; appellation d'origine contrôlée or "controlled designation of origin”.

Food pairing

Light and dry pink wines pair well with light dishes like salads and delicate Italian pasta dishes and shellfish. Fruity rosé types pair well with lobster, salmon, tuna, lamb meats,  

Explore our collection of rosé champagnes, sparkling rosés, and rose wines at Vyno. and different cheese varieties.