Stop and smell the Rosés.

Stop and smell the Rosés.

A highlight on our favorite pink drink and the best of Texas Rosé as National Rosé day nears.

By: Leah Phillips

Summer is right around the corner, and with the heat and sun comes dozens of pink colors in every imaginable shade. It’s on nails and bikinis, covering the flowers in the parks and the gloss on lips, but this year it’s in more drinks than just lemonade, it’s also in your favorite and most versatile wine, the Rosé. 

Whether you’re a Rosé aficionado or a rookie to the game: this Saturday, June 11th, is the day to think pink and celebrate National Rosé Day, but before you buy a bottle, grab a glass and make some [pour] decisions this Saturday, here’s some great quick tips on how Rosés are made and a behind the scenes look at this season’s go-to wine:

The taste and delicious pink color of Rosé wine comes from the red grape skins marinating in their juices for a period of time, a process known as “maceration”. Grape juice is surprisingly white, no matter the grape, the color, the region it’s grown in or how long it was on the vine.

To get those craved-for colors of sweet flamingo pink to deep blood crimson, the white juice marinades with the grape skins that it was squeezed from, and the longer the skins sit with the juice, the deeper and darker the color. The skins are removed from the fermentation process before any of the deep red color can set in, giving the juice a delightfully playful pink tint as it finishes fermenting.

 


There are at least 10 different styles of Rosé, and each style tastes and looks slightly different from the others due to the types of grapes used, the amount time it sits with the skins or ferments and a few other factors. Our Rosé is a Provençal Rosé, which means it is made in the same style as Rosé from Provence in southern France, which is currently the most sought-after style of pink wines.

This style is known for it’s fresh, crisp taste that can go with virtually any dish and still feel at home. From warm chips and guacamole on the back deck to steaming crab risotto at a formal rehearsal dinner, this style of Rosé is a perfect pair to any mood and occasion. 100% of our Rosé is made from grapes sourced out of the Texas High Plains region instead of Provence, France, making it a local gem and a true Texas wine (read the truth about “For Sale in Texas Only” wines).

Rosé is currently the fastest growing wine category in the good ole’ US of A, so go ahead, jump on the “Bro-sé” bandwagon. Instead of reaching for a glass of sweet iced tea or yet another Dr. Pepper this summer, make a dash to your local wine supplier or winery, grab a bottle of dry Rosé to pair with those burgers on the grill and raise a glass to some summer lovin’.

If you’re still thirsty for information on Rosé, the other styles and wine in general: click HERE to go to Wine Folly.

If you’re curious about where to find our Rosé: click HERE.

For information on other Texas Rosés: check out our friends below and how they think pink:

William Chris Vineyards

Dandy Rosé

Pedernales Cellars

Lewis Wines

Calais Winery



1 Response

Ty Phillips
Ty Phillips

June 09, 2016

Loved the article, you rock Leah!

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