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Rosé Wine Styles

Rosé Wine Style will be from special grapes? Will the grapes be pinky? Is there a special way to produce Rosé wine? These are perhaps some of the questions you may have and we will try to answer them.

There are special grapes to produce Rosé Wine? No, in fact, it is possible to produce a rosé wine in very different ways. One of the possible ways is to blend the juice grape with the skin, otherwise, it will be possible also mixing white wine with red wine, even it is more complex.

Rosé Wine Styles, Portugal
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Rosé Wine Styles and flavors

There are several styles of rosé, according to their flavor, aroma, and the grape from which they are produced. These are mostly divided into dry, fruity, and sweet styles.

The dry style comes mainly from grapes such as Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tavel (this grape creates a richer and more “masculine” type of rosé, as it has many characteristics found in red wine, such as the body, the tall alcohol content and low acidity).

The shades of this style of wine can range from the palest and lightest pink to the darkest pink. Associated with these tones are, on the one hand, the touches of watermelon, strawberry, and flowers and, on the other, the touches of pepper, cherry, and olives.

The fruity style can come from grapes like Sangiovese, Grenache, and Pinot Noir, for example. As for the tone, it is usually ruby ​​red or more coppery. The flavor features touches of fresh strawberry, orange, peach, but also roses and pepper. However, Pinot Noir rosé has a higher acidity and subtle aromas of watermelon and raspberry.

The wine made from the Provence grapes mentioned above is also fruity in style, but leaner. It may have aromas of strawberry, watermelon, and rose petals. Another wine with a fruity style, but with a floral touch, is Mourvèdre rosé. It has a coral pink tone, with aromas of red plums, cherries, and herbs.

The sweet style is often related to Zinfandel Rosé grapes. This is possibly the most popular and most consumed type of rosé. Offers flavors of strawberry, lemon, melon, and sometimes cotton candy. It has high acidity and it is advisable to serve it very cold.

If you will visit Portugal, don´t miss the great opportunity to taste some amazing rosé wines in the country. You will find them in all wine regions.

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