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Rosé 101

Rosé wine is everywhere; some experts even say that in 10 years times it will be bigger than white wine. Here at Days of Rosé we want to give you the low-down on Rosé so you can be more equipped to drop some fun facts at your next gathering.

• There is no Rosé grape or pink grape. Rosé is made from red grapes and looks pink when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained red for just a few hours.
• Nearly any red wine grape (from Cabernet Sauvignon to Shiraz) can be used to make rosé wine. The most popular is Pinot Noir. Days of Rosé likes to be a bit different though. It is made from a blend of Mataro, Cabernet Franc and Nero D’Avola. We chose these grapes as they give a great flavour to the wine and they’re a little bit different – just like us!
• Dark rosé doesn’t necessarily mean it will be sweat. But how can you know what kind of Rosé you like when the colours range from almost red to almost white. Generally speaking, lighter rosés are bright and crisp, darker rosés have more fruit and body. Check the tasting notes on the bottle, more often than not if it’s a dry rosé (like Days of Rosé) it will say it right there on the bottle.
• Although Rosé seems to be a millennial trend, did you know it’s been around longer than red or white wine? Rosé wine started in France around 600BC. Back then almost all red wine as pale in colour, the colour we now know as Rosé.

 

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