Rosé is a wonderful year-round treat. But what exactly is Rosé wine? Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell explains how the pink stuff gets its unique color in this edition of Quick Pours:
Where does the color come from?
All grape juice is clear, colorless. The only way wine gets any color at all is by the grape skins and stems being in touch with the wine for a while. So, Rosé gets its color from the skins and stems of the grapes. In the past, even white wines had a pink tinge, because they couldn't get all the skins off in time.
Rosés have undergone a big transformation in the image of the public. The wine itself has always been very good, but today it's becoming popular again, and there's good reason for it.
This isn't your old Aunt Alice's Rosé, where she drank that sweet, awful stuff. Today, they're wonderful, beautifully balanced wines.
In fact, in places like Tavel, all they make is Rosé. And the Rosé they make there is delicious. It's perhaps the best wine in the world to have with a Salade Nicoise.
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