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Rosé – the heavenly light wine made from red grapes
Rosé lovers swear by the fruity freshness of rosé wine, which goes so well with light, summery dishes. Rosé wines span the colour spectrum from pale salmon to bold cherry red. And their flavour is equally as diverse. Good rosé wines are every bit as good as their red and white counterparts and are enjoying increasing popularity among wine connoisseurs.
You can buy a wide selection of rosé wines at coop@home – including many from Switzerland and other first-class international wine-growing areas. Order online and have your rosé delivered straight to your door.
How is rosé produced?
Some people still believe the myth that rosé is made from a mixture of white and red wines. However, a true rosé is not a mixture at all. It is an entirely independent wine variety made from red grapes. There are three different methods for producing rosé:
- Saignée method
For this method, the grape skins remain in the must for a while to allow some of the colour to bleed in. Once the must is the right colour and has therefore also absorbed the necessary aromas, part of it is siphoned off and fermented into rosé. The remaining must is fermented with the grape skins into a full-bodied red wine. Rosé produced using the saignée method has a relatively dark, bold colour.
Similar to the saignée method, maceration also requires the grape skins to remain in the must for a little while. This may be a few minutes or several hours, depending on the desired intensity. The amount of time influences the intensity of the colour and flavour. Brief contact between the must and grape skins produces very light, pale rosé wines, while longer contact results in a stronger colour and flavour.
The must and grape skins do not come into contact for this method. Instead, the red grapes are pressed straight into must. This is very pale in colour and takes on very little of the aromas from the grapes. The must is then fermented in the same way as white wine. This produces very pale and light rosé wines.
At coop@home, you can buy top-quality pale, light rosé wines as well as dark and aromatic rosé wines.
Enjoy rosé with food or on its own
A light rosé is a wonderful drink to enjoy with a light summer meal. It goes beautifully with fish, white meat, fresh vegetables and crisp salads. Its subtle berry aromas will give your meal a fruity edge, rounding out the taste experience perfectly.
A nicely chilled rosé is also an enjoyable refreshment on mild spring and summer evenings. The drinking temperature of rosé should be between 10°C and 14°C. Very light wines can be consumed from a temperature of 8°C, while full-bodied varieties release their full aroma from a drinking temperature of around 12°C.
Buy rosé online:
Make life easier for yourself by buying your favourite rosé online and having it delivered straight to your door. At coop@home you'll find a wide selection of wines to suit all tastes, from crisp and light to full-bodied. We also have a wide range of white wines and red wines. Stock up your wine cellar with your favourite bottles and enjoy a fine wine with your meal, during a get-together with friends or as a refreshing drink on a hot summer's day.