Recently, Rosé wine has rose in popularity. But what exactly is Rosé? Appearing neither as a fully red or white wine, upon first glance Rosé can be quite hard to categorize. Therefore, we are revealing the truth about this new frontrunner, perfect to enjoy this summer.
Skin contact is key to understanding how Rosé receives its iconic color and luscious taste. To fully understand this idea, we must start with understanding how grapes turn into wine. Regardless if the wine is white or red, the juice of a grape is clear. Therefore, the color of wine emerges when the juice makes contact with the skin of the grapes; hence, skin contact. The process of maceration occurs when color from the skin begins to travel into the juice once the two soak together.
In summary, Rosé is created by juicing red grapes but soaking them with the skins for only a very brief period, typically only two or three days. The juice ferments and skins are removed once the beautiful pink color Rosé is recognized for emerges.
Rosé is typically celebrated in the summer months. Now is the perfect time to drink the wine sweeping the nation! Due to its lightness, Rosé often pairs well with salads, fish, or a light pasta. Looking to taste a variety of Rosés and other wines? Book a tour with Central PA Winery & Brewery Tours. Visit our website for more information.