Once popular in ancient Greece, rosé wine has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years and is now produced all over the world in a mouth-watering array of hues from pale pink wine to a deep rose colour. As a rule of thumb, the warmer the country of origin, the richer and fruitier the rosé wine will be. So wines from northern France are pale, light and crisp whereas Australian rose tends to be rich, full and darker in colour.
Rosé wine is traditionally made from red grapes and obtains its colour from the skin of the grapes, which are crushed and soaked in the juice until the desired colour has been achieved. The skins are then removed and the rosé is then finished in the same way as white wine and fermented in vats prior to bottling.
When choosing a rosé wine you can tell a lot about the flavour from the colour of the wine and the variety of grapes used. The most popular grapes used in rosé production are Grenache, Merlot, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.
Once seen as a compromise between red and white, Rosé wine tends to taste more like a refreshing white than a rich red – but with an extra twist of character that makes it deserving of its own category. Best served al fresco on a warm spring or hot summers day.
At VINVM we have a range of rosé wines to suit all budgets and occasions. Each listing includes information about the winery, the blend of grapes and the country of origin, to help you find your perfect bottle (or case) of this delicious pink drink.