Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained red for just a few hours. The winemaker has complete control over the color of the wine, and removes the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. As you can imagine, nearly any red wine grape (from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah) can be used to make rosé wine, however there are several common styles and grapes that are preferred for rosé.

 




 

What Does Rosé Taste Like?
 

Rosé's flavor profile is fresh and fruity. Think a light red, like grenache, with some extra brightness and crispness.
 

Expect the following flavors when you take a sip:
 

    Red fruits like strawberries, cherries, and raspberries
    Flowers
    Citrus
    Melon
    Celery
 

Each type of rosé will taste slightly different based on the type of grapes used to produce it, ranging from savory to dry to sweet.

 



 

Rosé is a go-to for fun, casual moments, whether you’re having a picnic, celebrating on the rooftop, or chilling on the patio with friends.
 

Some experts recommended serving rosé in smaller types of wine glasses, usually tulip-shaped Champagne glasses, as a way to maintain a cooler temperature and preserve the fruity flavors. (There are even rosé-specific wine glasses.) But glassware is not always necessary.
 

Case in point: Usual Wines rosé is perfectly portioned in specially-designed glass bottles that open up the possibilities to enjoy a sip wherever and whenever you want.