17 Apr 10 surprising Facts About Rosé you probably didn’t Know
1.Rosé wine is not just a mixture of red & white wine
It is the skin contact method that gives it its colour. Red skin grapes are crushed and left with the juice to give it its typical colour, typically anywhere from 2 to 20 hours.
2. Rosé wine is not just a mixture of red & white wine
There are many different styles of rosé – from savory Tempranillo to fruity Sangiovese. And it has a variety of flavor undertones, from honeydew melon to citrus and even rhubarb.
3. Rosé can make a perfect summer cocktail
Many mixologists are now using rosé as an ingredient in crafting that perfect summer cocktail. Rosés are adding not only the special taste to a light signature drinks but also its pretty pastel pink color.
4. Rosé is a great food pairing partner
Rosé is a beautiful accompaniment to foods of all sorts. From melon and prosciutto to salade niçoise, to a juicy burger or Indian food, this versatile vino goes with many dishes.
5. Rosé is popular at Hollywood celebrities
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchased a wine estate in Provance – Chateau Miraval specialized at rosé wine production. And it won many rewards, like their owners !
6. Rosé taste best when young
Rosé should usually be consumed within 2 to 3 years of purchase at the longest!
7. Rosé can save you money
Rosé are usually cheaper than red wines. The reason is simple – they do not have to mature for long and are easier to make. So good news, you don’t need to spend a fortune for a great tasting rosé.
8. Rosé likes bubbles!
What’s better than champagne, you ask? Well the very first rosé champagne was uncovered by Champagne Ruinart in 1764 and not Veuve Clicqout as often presented, which produced its first rose champagne in 1775.
9. World favourite wine
While the world’s best rosés come from the south of France, there’s an impressive number of interesting rosés from winemaking regions all over the world: Austria, Tuscany, South Africa, Greece, the United States’s Pacific and last but not least Czech republic!
10. Rosé may have been the first wine — ever.
2,600 years ago the Greeks first brought grapevines and winemaking process to France’s Provence region, producing the pink wine almost exclusively, as they believed that pale pink wine was superior to either red or white.