If you can’t decide between a glass of red or white wine with dinner, why not try a pink wine?
There’s an entire section of wine that’s often overlooked and contains over 50 different shades of pink: rosé wine.
At HaloVino, we love our pink wines. But first, we want to dispel the myth that rosé wine is red and white wine mixed together. That’s not true! Most rosé wines are made with crushed red grapes where the skins of those grapes are left to macerate before being strained out. The longer those grape skins are left in the wine, the darker the wine becomes.
If you’re already craving a glass of rosé wine (in a HaloVino stemless wine glass tumbler), jump down to our quiz to find which wine best fits your tastes. When it comes to your wine glass, opt for our reusable and recyclable stemless wine glass tumbler.
Fun fact: Rosé is rarely a wine that gets better with age. So if you’re grabbing a bottle of rosé for tonight, pick a newer bottle for a wine that’s fresh.
Types Of Rosé Wine
For this wine blog, we will be assuming there are three major types of rosé wine:
- Light pink (Direct Press)
- Dark Pink (Saignee)
- Sweet Pink (Stopped Fermentation)
While all of these rosé wines will look beautiful in a stemless wine glass tumbler, it just comes down to what flavors and aromas you want from your pink wine.
Light pink wine is created with the direct press method, also called maceration. This is a more traditional process for making a rosé wine. Winemakers will grow specific grapes for their rosé wines that are then crushed and pressed until the juice becomes the desired light pink color. Some winemakers will allow the skin to sit in the juice for a few hours (maceration) before separating them out.
The result of direct pressing is a rosé wine with a lighter pink hue, an aromatic scent and a delicate flavor.
Dark pink rosé wine is created using the saignée method, which means “bleeding” in French. This process involves bleeding off a small amount of grape must before or early in the fermentation process which increases the concentration of the resulting red wine . The bled juice is then used to make rosé wine.
The result is a wine that’s usually deep pink with riper flavors, a fuller body, and perhaps a little tannin.
Sweet pink rosé wine is created when fermentation is stopped naturally or with the help of temperature or sulfites. This ensures that some of the sugars from the grapes remain in the rosé wine.
The result is a sweet and fruity rosé wine.
Take The Quiz
Now that you know the difference between pink wines, take our quiz to find the right type and brand of rosé wine FOR YOU!.
What kind of fruit do you prefer?
- Pears, Apples & Citrus
- Gummy Fruit
Of these three white wines, which one would you choose?
- Sauvignon Blanc
How do you take your coffee?
- With Cream OR Sugar
- With Cream AND Sugar
Which Rose/Pink Wine is best for you?
Mostly A’s – Light Pink
Provence Rosé, Austrian Rosé, Languedoc Roussillon Rosé, and New York Rosé.
Whispering Angel, Mas de Gourgonnier, Wolffer Estate Rosé, Chateau Maupague Sainte-Victorie Rosé, Domaines O Chateau Romassan Bandol Rosé, and Chateau Gassier ‘Esprit Gassier’ Rosé.
Mostly B’s – Dark Pink
New World Rosé, California, Australia, and Washington & Argentina Rosé.
Ehler Estate Sylviane Rosé, Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé, Crios Rosé of Malbec, and Clos Pegase.
Mostly C’s – Sweet Pink
White Zinfandel and Pink Moscato.
Beringer White Zinfandel, Mateus Rosé, and Barefoot Pink Moscato.
**Popular rosé brands taken from Vine Pair’s “The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018.”
Drink Rosé In A HaloVino Wine Glass
When it comes to rosé wine, there really are over 50 different shades to choose from. Did you find your perfect rosé? Enhance the beauty of your pink wine with a Halovino stemless wine glass tumbler.