Rosé has exploded on the US market over the past few years, especially during the warm months of the year. Suffice it to say, rosé has become incredibly popular, but some customers still don’t know much about these pink wines.

How is Rose made?
The answer here is skin contact. When all grapes, no matter their color, are juiced, the juice that runs out of the fruit is clear. Wines receive their color not from the juice but from the juice’s contact with the skin of the grapes. As the skins and the juice soak together the color from the skin bleeds into the juice, giving the wine its yellow or red color. This process is known as maceration.Winemakers create a rosé wine by juicing red grapes and then allowing the juice to soak with the skins for a very short period, usually only two to three days. As soon as the juice begins to take on the beautiful pink color the winemaker desires, the skins are removed and the juice is allowed to ferment, creating delicious rosé.
What taste can you expect?
Rosé has the body of a red wine, but the lightness and fruitiness of white wine. The primary flavors of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb. Of course, depending on the type of grape the rosé wine is made with will greatly vary the flavor.

For more information about Rose, check out this Wine Folly article.

 

Rosé wine is quite simple in the glass — it’s pink, it’s chilled, it tastes good. And this time of year, there’s no occasion that wouldn’t be improved by a good rosé, from graduation dinner to a July 4th backyard cookout to a hillside picnic.

We are proud of the Rose offerings we are able to bring to the market every year.
For our complete listing, please visit our portfolio on SevenFifty.com/Farrell.

Dark Horse Rosé 2017

Don’t let the pale pink fool you, this wine’s only blushing from all the attention. Most bottles of Rosé are imported or created as small batch offerings, that means a premium price tag. Fortunately, Dark Horse winemaker, Beth Liston, decided to take summer by the grapes and create a fruit-forward, Provence-style Rosé that pairs perfectly with sunshine and backyard budgets.

Apothic Rosé 2017

Layers of strawberry and watermelon with a hint of raspberry, for a refreshing wine that is light in color, yet dark in nature.

D’Orsay Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017

The name rolls off the tongue with such a melodious ring, it cannot help but be explored. Inspired by France’s vibrant, artistic legacy—this bottle of rosé is a sensorial masterpiece. Beautifully blush with lively notes of raspberry and wild strawberry, each glass is a winemaking work of art sure to inspire all who savor it. Santé!

Domaine Eugène Carrel
Vin de Savoie Rosé Jongieux 2017

Made from a blend of 80% Gamay and 20% Mondeuse, this unique assemblage produces a fruity rosé, both agreeable and accessible. The salmon pink hue draws you in, while aromas of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries leap from the glass. With a dry, crisp palate, this rosé is a perfect pairing for cured meats, grilled seafood and strawberry shortcake.

Domaine de Fontsainte
Corbieres Gris de Gris Rosé 2017

All of Fontsainte’s vineyards are situated within the Corbières Boutenac appellation, however only “Clos du Centurion” takes the appellation on the label; other cuvées take the Corbières appellation. The Corbières “Gris de Gris” Rosé is made from hand-harvested grapes via the saignée method. After a 24-hour débourbage, or settling of the must, alcoholic fermentation takes place at cool temperatures for 35 days and malolactic fermentation is blocked. ” A lightly hued rosé, with crisp acidity highlighting the mineral, melon and white strawberry flavors alongside hints of nectarine and floral on the finish.”

Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Bourgueil Rosé 2017

“Crafted at ‘the place where the larks sing’ (Chanteleuserie), the vines’ southern exposure and limestone-clay soils allow grapes to reach optimal ripeness. Made entirely from Cabernet Franc, locally known as Breton, the wine is produced by 50 percent direct press and 50 percent saignée method. Ripe red fruit and insane freshness dominate the wine — perfect for happy hour on the patio!” –VinePair.com “The 25 Best Rosés You Need To Drink This Summer”