Louis Pasteur once said, “A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world”. It has the power to feed the body, soul and spirit and at the same time stimulate the mind. It makes living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance. Rose is one of wine’s great success stories – no one drank it twenty years ago, but today it seems everyone is in love with it and has own favourite Rose wine style. However, not many know much about this exquisite wine style.
If you too believe the rose wine is produced by mixing red and white wine together, then you are living in an illusion. The truth is, Rose is made exclusively of red grapes. It gets its beautiful pink colour through pressing red grapes and putting them only in a short contact with the skins. So, the longer the skins and the juice are left in contact, the deeper the colour and the more tannic characteristics it has.
Another interesting thing is that Rose does not come from a specific region; Rose wine can be produced anywhere in the world. But when in doubt, choose an Australian Rose wine, because you can never go wrong with a sophisticated home-made bottle of wine. If you still have not decided on your favourite Rose wine style, we are here to help you choose the best styles from around the world.
This Rose wine style is fruity and with moderately high acidity. It has an amazing ruby red colour with notes of orange, hibiscus, strawberry and sometimes with a hint of Jamaica pepper. It is best served cold and best paired with Greek Gyros in hot summer evenings.
Syrah Rose wine style is savory and it has deeper colours of ruby and notes of berry, strawberry, green olive and peach skin. It is on the bolder end of the spectrum and is best served slightly warmer than fridge temperature. Syrah rose is a surprisingly good combination with a bowl of chili or a pepperoni pie. It is ideal to pair it with spicy foods.
This amazing Rose wine is fruity and lean, it is undoubtedly the little black dress of pink wines. It has a pale, pink colour and the aromas of watermelon, strawberry and rose petals. It is fresh, crisp, dry and it pairs well with almost any dish, even a greasy burger.
Pinot Noir Rose
This fruit is very sensitive to any type of extreme weather, but there is no doubt that it is one of the finest Rose styles. It has aromas of strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and crabapple. Pinot Noir is an elegant Rose wine style; it is crisp, cool and dry; it is a perfect pairing for light salads, light pasta and rice dishes, and it goes especially well with seafood.
To summarize, there are many more Rose wine styles to choose from, and whichever style you choose, pair it with good food and most importantly, with good friends. After all, the world looks better thorough a rose coloured glass. Cheers!