What is Rosé?

Rosé, French for “pink” or “rose-colored,” used in the wine world to refer to wines of this color. Rosé champagnes can be made with a little red wine added to the white wine Cuvée prior to the secondary fermentation, or from prolonged contact with the skins of the red grapes used, usually Pinot Noir.

Just because sparkling rosé is pink, don’t dismiss it as lesser wine. Connoisseurs in France consider that rosé can be a major step up from “white” champagne, in fact many French rosé champagnes are considerably more expensive then their white cousins reflecting the complexity required in their production.

Most people believe that rosé wines are sweet and perhaps less appealing, actually, the best are dry, crisp and have lots of fruit flavors.