“Rosé wine is loved by women, however, any man with great knowledge about wines loves it too…”
Rosé wine is the type of wine that has some of the typical colour of red wine, but only enough to give it a pink colour, which can range from clear to strong almost purple, depending on the grapes and production techniques used. Rosé is a wine with a long tradition in wine-producing countries like France, where it is known as Rosé. But in Spain, rosé has often been seen as a worse quality wine.
Technically, rosé wine is produced differently than red wine.
Rosé wines are made with red grapes, but in exactly the same way as white. After pressing, a bleed is made within a few hours. A lighter colour is obtained due to the little contact it has with the lees and with all the solid matter. In this way, rosé wines extract their colour in the same way that red wine does. The Must comes into contact with the skins of the red grape during fermentation. However, the difference between both types of winemaking is that the contact is shorter in rosé wine. The colour of a rosé wine will be determined by the time the Must.
What makes a rosé wine be an excellent wine?
- Versatility: Rosé wine can be paired with practically any meal, but it has more advantages than white when it comes to combining it with food: being refreshing and light it can be understood as a soft drink, with the exception of the graduation.
- Timelessness: As the wine can be made with any type of grape, this means that we have rosé all twelve months of the year.
- Flavour: Rosé wine can be addictive “in a good way” and the reason is none other than a mixture of all the reasons: fresh, sweet, fruity.
- Lower alcohol content: Yes, rosé wine is not accompanied by high alcohol content and that increases its versatility by being able to drink it at any time.
Rosé wines have their audience far from the stereotypes of being the wine preferred by women. They are refreshing, clean, lighter than a red and yet generally more full-bodied and powerful than a white.