Rosé (or blush) wines have become increasingly popular in recent years. They get their name from their lovely pink color, and their fruity, delicate character makes them a quite refreshing summer beverage. It may surprise you that rosé wines are made mostly from red grapes with some white grapes thrown in the mix as well. Rosés absorb their color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify as a red wine.
They can be sweet, off-dry, or very dry. Most of the European varieties are extremely dry. Many American’s enjoy sweet rosés during the dog days of summer. Their complex flavors are typically more subtle than their red wine counterparts. They usually have hints of our favorite summer fruits, with strawberry, cherry, raspberry, citrus, and watermelon presenting on a regular basis. The nectarous nature of rosé wine provides a wonderful, thirst-quenching treat on a hot summer day.
Stop by Pinot to pick for a taste of Paradocx Vineyard’s Pail Pink, or Auburn Road’s Roxanne, or Rosalita. Pail Pink is available in a standard 750 ml bottle or a very cool paintcan with a spout. These paint cans are the ultimate wine container. They are far classier than boxed wine, and such a bargain! Each paint can holds the equivalent of 4 ½ bottles of wine. At $39.99 each, how can you go wrong? The inside is a vacuum-sealed pouch that keeps your wine fresh. These are great for parties, too. If you show up to your summer BBQ with a paint can of wine, I can guarantee you’ll be the most popular person there!