Saturday, March 8, 2014

Why is Rosé Wine Pink?

Rosé wines or opolo wines (in Dalmatia) are wines which are, by their color more similar to red wines, and by taste to white wines. Most rosé wines are produced from red grapes, although there is the possibility to mix red and white grapes together. The color of rosé wines  can vary from very light to dark pink, depending on the variety of grapes and production method. Traditional production methods require contact of red grapes and grape juice for as long as it takes to get a nice pink color (usually a few hours). In that way, the red grape color, which is located in the skin of the berries turns to juice.

The unquestionable Queen of rosé wines is the French Mediterranean region of Provence. Nevertheless, this romantically colored wine is becoming more and more popular in the rest of the world, too. Quality dry rosé wines are an ideal choice during hot, summer days either as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to light meals. Perhaps this is the very reason why the image of these wines today has improved so that, without shame, rose wines are equally enjoyed by both men and women!

So why not celebrate this International Women's Day by sharing a bottle of Opolo Nobil rosé?

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