Rose wine is made with red grapes in a similar way to red wine, but the red grape skins soak in the wine for a very short period. Unlike in the production of red wine whereby the grape skins soak for weeks to produce an intense flavour and colour, rose wine is produced by reducing skin contact with the wine. Instead of soaking the skins for weeks, they are soaked for 2-3 days.
Rose wine has a pink colour due to reduced skin contact. Unlike red wine which has a heavier taste due to a higher concentration of tannins, rose wine is more palatable as it has a low alcoholic percentage. There are two major types of rose wines—sweet and dry rose wines. The most common types of sweet rose wines include Pink Moscato, White Merlot, and White Zinfandel. The most common dry roses include Grenache, Syrah and Pinot Noir.
Rose wines boast fresh and fruity flavours and pair well with a wide variety of foods. It’s best to buy rose wine from a reputable wine seller, so feel free to browse our impressive selection of rose wines at the best prices.