Many Shades of Rosé

I have a confession to make. I used to turn up my nose at Rosé. The pale pink color just seemed like it wasn’t up my alley. But my how I was wrong. Despite its dainty appearance, Rosé can be one of the most complex types of wine.

What exactly is Rosé? Rosé wine is a wine blend that gets its color from the skin of red grapes. The deeper the hue the longer the wine has been in contact with the skin. The time in which the wine has come in contact with the skin can range from minutes to hours. This process is called Maceration.

Rosé can be comprised of many different varietals and can range from brut to sweet to sparkling. Some of the most common varietals used in the making of Rosé are Grenache, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Pinot Noir.

You may think that you’ve never had a Rosé, but if you’ve had White Zinfindale, White Merlot, or Pink Moscato you’ve had a Rosé. Rosé can be found on the higher end of the price scale but you can find a good quality Rosé as low as $9.99. Next time you make a wine run pick up a bottle of the pink stuff.

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