Many people confuse rosé wine with sweeter blush wines, like White Zinfandel, but this is not the case. Rosé wines are typically dry wines that feature some of the color from the grape skins, but not quite enough to qualify them as traditional reds. Available in still, semi-sparkling, and sparkling varieties, rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes all over the world, resulting in wines with a wide range of flavors.
The Aromas and Flavors of Rosé Wines
Rosé wines feature the aromas and flavors of the specific grape variety used to make the wine, while the production method is also an important part in the determination of the flavor. The grape skins contain volatile thiols, which are precursors to the flavor of the wine. Other flavor components will contribute to the wine’s aroma during the fermentation process. Most experts recommend that rosé wines be consumed shortly after release, due to their limited shelf-life.
When to Enjoy a Great Rosé Wine
Rosé wines present a nice alternative for white wine drinkers, offering a bolder flavor without the deep flavor of a traditional red wine. They are even great for a dry red wine drinker who wants a lighter option for spring and summer days, or for brunch. Rosé wines are also versatile in pairing with food, in which both light and dark meats are served although turkey and chicken are
especially good options.
Where Can You Find a Great Rosé Wine?
Whether you are looking for the perfect complement for a big meal, the perfect gift for a dinner party, or just a bottle to enjoy by itself, Elma Wine & Liquor has a great selection of rosé wines from around the country and around the world. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find the perfect bottle to take home, so stop in and see us today!