In our mind red wine is connected with Winter. The chilled white wine is linked to hot Summer. Rosé is the wine of Spring! The underestimated rosé is starting to take the position it reserves in the wine map!
Conspiracy theories supported ideas such as that the rosé wine is a combination of white and red wines or that the rosé wines could be only sweet wines exclusively to be consumed as an aperitif.
So let's get things straight.
The colors of Rosé wines vary from pale pink, orange, fiery salmon or even a few steps away from the red. Rosé are wines that show character, complexity and have a great future within the wine lovers. Rosé can have a sweet, semi-dry or completely dry taste.
Rosé wines come basically from red grapes following the same vinification procedure as the red wine. The characteristic pink color of the Rosé is produced in the same way as the red wines, but with less exposure of the grape must to the skin of the grape. The key factors of the intensity and the tone of pink color are the varieties of the grapes used and the duration of the grape must contact with the skin of the grape.
The contact with the grape skins lasts no longer than 24 hours.
The Classic varieties used to produce Rosé wines are Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache Rouge, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In Greece, varieties of Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko and Pamiti used alone or in combination with other Greek and foreign varieties occasionally produce exceptional Rosé wines
The main feature of rosé wines is certainly their rich aromatic character. Aromas encountered, seem to be the link between the white and red wine. Typical aromas of Rosé wines move between fruits and flowers.
Rosé, violet, freesia and jasmine fragrances are the most common flowers that can be met while strawberry, cherry, raspberry, peach, apple, banana, apricot, kiwi, pomegranate, lychee and pineapple are the most typical fruits.
Rosé wines usually have medium body with bold, fruity mouth and a long aftertaste. The distinct acidity helps balance, offsetting potential residual sugars.
Ενώ είναι ένα κρασί που πίνεται όλο το χρόνο, το ροζέ κρασί είναι ιδιαίτερα απολαυστικό, σχεδόν ιδανικό για την άνοιξη και το καλοκαίρι. Πίνεται δροσερό και χαρίζει την ένταση που κάποιες φορές λείπει από το λευκό, κυρίως για τους λάτρεις του κόκκινου κρασιού.
The Rosé is the wine that could be combined with the widest range of food than any other type of wine. It accompanies just as well seafood, fish and meats.
The delicate aromas and light taste of Rosé make it an excellent companion for picnics, for seafood, white meats and why not for a burger or a steak on the grill.
Enjoy rosé wines available at botilia.gr.