What is Rosé Wine?

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You can almost always point out a rosé wine when you see it, especially when it's in a glass. Most of them are some shade of red or pink. They specifically come in several different shades of red, pink, and orange. It's rare for a non-rosé wine to match its deep signature color. The best thing about how tasty a rosé wine looks is that it tastes as you expect it to. 

They’re popular for their fruity taste. If you haven’t tasted one of these wines before, think of how sweet fruits are. Some taste like red fruits, such as cherries or apples, while some taste like citrus fruits or melons. Vineyards make some wines with a crispy flavor and a green finish similar to rhubarb or celery to stand out from other rosé wines. Ultimately, what makes a rosé wine taste as fruity and as good as it does, is the grape that’s used to make it.

What Grapes Are Used in Rosé Wine?

The best wines are made with multiple grape varieties, not just one. Rosé wine is no different, being made with a blend of several grapes. Since rosé wines are made all over the world, several different types are used. The most common types are grapes like:

  • Grenache 
  • Sangiovese 
  • Syrah 
  • Mourvèdre 
  • Carignan 
  • Cinsault
  • Pinot noir

Sometimes, you can find rosé wines that are made with one grape. California is known for producing rosés with only pinot noir grapes in them.

Are Rosé Wines Red or White Wines?

If you know wine, you likely know that the grapes that are usually used to make rosé wines are the same grapes used for red wines. This doesn’t automatically mean it's a red wine though. The core difference between red wine and white wine is how they are made, rather than the grapes being used. There are grape varieties used to make red wines and white wines, as well as rosé wines.

Rosé wines are made similarly to red wines, but the fermentation process is a lot shorter and has far less skin contact. That’s why most rosé wines have a pink color. This makes them almost the middle ground between red wines and white wines. Considering they have a similar process to red wines and use the same grapes, they’re far closer to red wines, but not quite. If you’re a white wine drinker but haven’t been able to appreciate red wine, a rosé wine might be what you’re looking for.

What Rosé Wines Can You Have at Fire and Ice?

Fire and Ice offers several different rosé wines that our guests can have with their dinner. They range in taste, country of origin, and the grapes they use. They include:

  • Cielo Prosecco Rosé - Veneto, Italy
  • G.H. Mumm Rosé - Champagne, France
  • Morande Rosé Pinot Noir - Aconcagua, Chile
  • Be Bike Rosé Garnacha - Navarro, Spain

If you want to have a taste of any of our rosé wines, please feel free to ask for a glass from our wine menu.

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