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What is Rosé?

If you’ve ever walked through a supermarket and noticed the stunning pink-red color of Rosé, you likely thought to yourself, “I need to try that!” We can’t blame you. Rosé wine is easy to drink, especially during spring and summer. If you’d like to learn more about what Rosé wine is, we’ve got you covered in this wine style guide—keep reading to find out.

A Brief History of Rosé Wine

You can trace Rosé—sometimes called pink wine—all the way back to the 6th century. The beautiful pink color caught the attention of anyone who saw it. This wine originated in none other than Marseille; however, Rosé gained immense traction in America in recent years. Rosé is primarily made with red grapes that soak with their skins for a short duration, and that’s what gives Rosé its distinctive pink color. While this wine started in Marseille, the Provence region in France is truly the home of modern-day Rosés.

The Flavor Profile of Rosé

Rosés feature notes that resemble red wines because of their processing. However, because of the short period of time that the grapes soak with the skins, Rosés are generally lighter, crisper, and brighter. You can expect a Rosé to have notes of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, citrus, and melon. These notes can vary in intensity based on the characteristics of sweet and dry Rosés.

Pairing Rosé Wine

Because people often enjoy Rosé in warmer months, unsurprisingly, this wine pairs exceptionally well with grilled foods. Some common pairings for Rosé are barbecued meats, roasts, grilled seafood and vegetables, and salads. Rosé also goes well with soft cheeses and charcuterie boards.

There’s no debate that Rosé is arguably the most aesthetically pleasing wine, but you certainly cannot pass up the opportunity to try it. Wines ‘Til Sold Out carries various Rosés that we know you’ll love. If you need help choosing a bottle for yourself or a friend, feel free to contact us. Our experts are always ready to help.