Rosé wines have been around for centuries, but they are still misunderstood by many wine drinkers. Some people think of them as overly sweet and unsophisticated, while others see them as a light and easy-drinking alternative to red and white wines. If you're new to the world of rosé wines, or if you're simply looking for a guide to help you navigate the many different types and styles available, then you've come to the right place!
Why are rosé wines pink?
Let's talk about how rosé wines get their pretty pink colour. It's all about the skins, baby! When red grapes are used to make wine, the skins are left in contact with the juice for an extended period of time to extract all those deep, dark colours and tannins. But with rosé wines, winemakers remove the skins after just a few hours, giving the wine a light and bright pink hue. It's like the wine version of a quick dip in the pool to cool off on a hot day! So the next time you're sipping on a delicious rosé, think about all those hardworking winemakers back in the day who used to painstakingly remove those grape skins by hand to give you the perfect summer sip! Don’t worry, we have the help of fancy machines these days!
Which foods to pair with rosé wines?
Pairing food with rosé wines is a delicious adventure! When it comes to food and wine pairings, rosé wines are incredibly versatile. They pair well with a wide range of dishes, from light salads and seafood to spicy Asian cuisine and hearty BBQ. The key is to look for flavours and textures that complement the wine's bright acidity and fruit-forward character. Sweeter rosé wines also go great with your favourite sweet treats!
Which is the best rosé wine?
Now, let's talk about some of the best rosé wines. Barefoot White Zinfandel is a classic example of a vibrant and fruity rosé wine that's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. With flavours of strawberries, pears, pineapple and peach, this wine is a crowd-pleaser and pairs well with light snacks and appetizers.
Another great option is Pink Moscato, which is a sweet style of rosé wine that's bursting with aromas of cherry, mandarin orange and pomegranate. This wine is perfect for those who like their wines on the sweeter side, and it pairs well with spicy dishes, salty snacks, and fresh fruit.
Finally, our Barefoot Rosé blend is a more complex and distinct wine that's made from a blend of different grape varieties. With notes of cherries, raspberries, watermelon and a hint of citrus, this wine is perfect for pairing with grilled meats, pasta dishes, and rich cheeses.
Rosé wines from California
So why is California the perfect place for making rosé wines? The answer lies in the state's warm and sunny climate, which allows grapes to ripen fully and develop complex flavours. In addition, California's winemakers have a long history of experimenting with different grape varieties and winemaking techniques, which has led to some truly outstanding rosé wines.
Whether you prefer sweet and fruity wines or more complex and nuanced blends, there's a rosé wine out there that's perfect for you. So why not grab a glass, kick back, and enjoy the taste of summer in a glass!