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Rosé Wine

Rosé Wine or Rosado Wine (Spain) or Rosato (Italy) is a type of wine that has colour imparted into the wine from grape skins and may well be the oldest known style of wine. The pink colour varies from a pale pink, salmon orange to a vivid near-purple depending on the grape varieties used and winemaking techniques.

Making a rosé wine is usually through skin contact, saignée or blending and most are produced using the skin contact method where black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice for typically one to three days, after which must be then pressed, and the skins are discarded. The longer that the skins are left in contact with the juice, the more intense the colour of the final wine. Rosé wines may be still, or sparkling with varying levels of sweetness from a dry Provençal rosé to sweet White Zinfandel.

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