Rosé - What exactly is rosé?
Rosé is not made from a mixture of white wine and red wine, as is often mistakenly assumed. Roséwein is made from red wine grapes. Care is taken to ensure that the grape juice obtained only has contact (skin contact) with the grape skin for a few hours. The color and taste of the wine can be determined by the duration of skin contact.
There are different types like Rosé can be made:
Press method: Here you harvest ripe red wine grapes which are pressed immediately. Due to the very brief contact between the juice and the peel, the Rosé just a light pink color.
Bleeding Method: At this very common Rosé Production method, the harvested grapes are placed in a tank and left to rest for a period of 2 hours to 24 hours. Over time, the skins of the grapes will burst due to their own weight. The grape juice comes into contact with the skin of the skin and turns pink.
Mazerations-Methode: In the commonly used maceration method, the red wine grapes are left to rest in the grape juice for a while before they are separated. Subsequently, the grape juice further becomes a Rosé processed. The Rosé gains a more complex flavor than other methods.
Rosé - origin and history
The most popular Rosé Growing areas of the world are located in Italy, France and South Africa. South Africa is particularly for fruity and fresh Roses known. France produces the most rosé wines by volume, followed by Spain and Italy. The origin of rosé can also be traced back to France. The With its focus on rosé wines, the Tavel cultivation area is one of the best Rosé regions of the world.
Rosé - smell and taste
Just like red wine and White wine has also Rosé unique Flavors in smell and taste. The aromas depend heavily on the grape variety and the expansion. The typical Rosé Flavors range from strawberry to cherry to spice.
Rose wines from South Africa
The special thing about South Africans rosé wines is the high quality that the wineries show despite the still very young rosé culture in South Africa. Initially, the rosés from South Africa were primarily known for their fruity aromas and high residual sugar content. For this reason, rosé from South Africa was labeled as a women's wine for some time. Due to the increasing demand in South Africa for dry Roses of high quality, the rosé style has been fundamentally changed. Here, France is a role model for many winegrowers in South Africa for elegant Roses. Meanwhile, South Africa is known for its top-notch Roses known all over the world.
South African Rosés - Order online in the shop
In our online shop we offer a very large selection rosé wines from various wineries in South Africa. The Rosé from the winery Delaire Graff or the Sustainable Rosé from the Winery Cederberg are among the classics from South Africa. Also very special rosés again Rosé from the winery Kanonkop delight wine lovers all over the world.
In our Online shop you will find a large selection South African rosés from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) enables very easy and reliable ordering of rosé wines from South Africa.