Rosé Wine

Rosé Wine

First of all can we dispel the myth that Rosé wine is a blend of red and white wine - it isn't - apart from Rosé Champagne and Malbrontes. It is made solely from Red grapes. 

Grape juice of course is colourless, the colour of the final wine comes initially from the grape skins, although obviously oak barrel ageing also adds colour. Even white wines, such as Chardonnay, will derive a certain colour from the skins, though the juice is not left on the skins for the same length of time as reds. The production of Red wines involves the juice fermenting with the grape skins for a week or more, thus acquiring colour. Different grape varieties produce differing shades, from the clear bright cherry red of Gamay in a Beaujolais, through to the inky deep purple red of a Malbec.

With Rosé wines, the very same juice, when left with the skins for 8-12 hours only, will produce a wine with a delicate salmon pink shade. Many of the varietal qualities will still be apparent, but the wine will be that little bit lighter. The majority of Rosé wines produced today are dry to medium dry, and a far cry from some of the sickly sweet examples that were around 15 years ago. If you’ve been put off buying Rosé wines because of the awful ones in the past, you really ought to try some of these newer ones - they are very good indeed!


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Dry and fruity with rich strawberry and pink grapefruit flavours, this rosé is fresh, aromatic and very approachable.

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Superb Shiraz Rosé from the Western Cape of South Africa/ Full of ripe red berry fruit flavours, balanced by good acidity and minerality.

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A gorgeous, refreshing white Zinfandel, with strawberries and sweet red fruit flavours balanced by a a zesty clean finish.

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Vivid ruby red with attractive aromas of berries and red fruits. Interesting spiced and mentholated tones typical of the Maipo valley. Punchy palate shows the classical nature of the variety with a firm body, pleasing persistence and tasty end - very moreish too!

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Beautiful sunset pink in colour, aromas of small red berries, a vibrant, fruity and refreshing wine from the South of France.

 

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Red fruits with notes of white flowers, strawberry, peach, grapefruit and hawthorn shining through on the nose. On the palate it is dry, fresh and smooth with a deliciously fruity strawberry flavour on the finish. A fresh and full Provence Rose!

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