A rose is a type of wine that embodies some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most forthright to make. The pink color can range from a pale orange to a vivid near-purple; this all depends on the grape varieties used and the winemaking approach used as well.
There are three main ways to produce rose wine: skin contact, saignée and blending. Rose wines can be produced as still, semi-sparkling or sparkling wine and can also be produced with a wide spectrum of sweetness levels. Rose wines are produced from a wide assortment of grapes and can be found all over the world.
Rosés is produced in a variety of ways with the most universal method being early pressing of red grape varieties after a very short period. While red wines will often have maceration last several days to even several weeks, the very limited maceration of rosés means that these wines will have less stable color, potential flavor components and oxygen protection. This contributes to wines with shorter shelf-life that are meant to be consumed soon after release.
Take some time to explore our online catalogue of wines to discover which suits your own discerning tastes. Rose wines have an easily recognizable taste which makes them ideal for guests. Explore the various options available and find the best price right here at the Quality Liquor Store.