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Rosé – Not quite what you think it is…

Wine Knowledge |

Rosé can be a misunderstood wine.

Many Australians consider it a ‘sweet’ wine, where this traditionally is not the case. Rosé is made from red wine grapes of many varieties. Where red wine gets its colour & tannin from extended skin contact, Rosé is given its colour by allowing skin contact for a limited time – typically one to three days.

In the Provence region of France, more Rosé is produced than all white varieties combined. Their Rosé is typically made to a very pale salmon colour through limited skin contact. In Australia, many of the Rosé wines are given more skin contact and therefore colour, and as a result are bolder with more flavour and tannin.

Rosé is a great aperitif or substitute for white or red wine with lighter, summery dishes. Unless the winemaker decides to retain residual sugar, Australian Rosé is not typically sweet.

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