More about Rose Wine
It is, of course, the production process that affects the character and appearance of the rosé wine. A common assumption about the pink wine is that the production process involves a mixture of red and white, but this is only the case with certain exceptions. Generally, rosé wine is produced only on blue grapes which are crushed and then allowed to macerate for a shorter time than if the goal is to produce red wine. This process results in the light pink colour and the characteristic features that give the rosé wine its well-deserved reputation.
But like both red, white and sparkling wine, the production process differs from rosé wine to rosé wine. If the goal is, for example, to produce a slightly paler rosé, care is taken to avoid peel contact during the process when the grapes are pressed. If you want a darker colour of the wine, you allow skin contact (the must, must be in contact with the skins) for a certain time depending on the desired result. You can also influence the appearance of the wine with the help of, for example, activated carbon which has a bleaching effect on the drink.
Colour and taste
As previously mentioned, there has always been a lot of focus on the colour of rosé wine. But what does this really mean for the taste? Is it possible to form an opinion in advance about how the wine feels in the mouth based solely on the colour of the drink? The answer is; not always. But as logic generally suggests, the lighter rosé wines offer slightly lighter and softer tones while the darker more raspberry red rosé wines generally appear to be slightly stronger and deeper. But there are exceptions and sight should not be considered a tool to read the taste in this case.
Which type of rosé you prefer is of course highly individual. If you want to test yourself among the different alternatives, we usually recommend focusing on three main characters in the pink drink - sweetness, fullness and fruit acidity. By finding out which flavour components you prefer, it will be easier to orientate yourself among the alternatives and then find a personal favourite!
Serving and flavour combinations
As is well known, rosé wine should be served well chilled - between 8-12 degrees. It is recommended to enjoy rosé in white wine glasses which helps to concentrate the aromas to the top of the glass. When opening the bottle, we recommend pulling out the cork slowly to minimize the risk of the wine being damaged by a sudden flow of air.
Rosé wine is wonderful to enjoy as it is, preferably on a hot summer day. But it is also a very good wine to drink with the food. Here one generally refers to the type of food one would normally serve with white wine with its healthy, complementary acidity - lots of fish, seafood and desserts.