Rosé wines are usually made from red grapes, and they obtain their colour from a short contact with grape skins. Some New World rosés are made by adding a little red wine to white wine.
The level of sweetness ranges from dry to sweet and the flavour from mineral and herbal to strong berry notes. The lightest rosés are pale pink and the darkest translucent red.
You can discern redcurrant, strawberry and raspberry notes in these wines.
Rosé wines are ideal for socialising, and you can also pair them with food. Rosés are a good choice for summer buffets with cold foods, such as cold cuts, salads and shellfish.
You can also try rosé with rustic salads, grilled drumsticks or bouillabaisse.
Serve dry and medium-dry rosés chilled, at 10–12°C, and medium-sweet and sweet rosés well-chilled, at 8–10°C. Chilling a bottle from room temperature to the perfect serving temperature takes about three hours in a fridge.