A rosé by any other name…
Rosé wine has become more and more popular over the years - and we’re pretty pleased about that, because there’s really nothing nicer to sip on a summer’s evening. As ever, sweeter pinks like Californian White Zinfandel and White Grenache are popular, but if you’re a fan of rosé, there are plenty of other varieties to try.
And of course, the Co-op has got lots to choose from - like a crisp rosé from Provence or a fuller flavoured, fruity Moscato wine. If you haven’t tried them, now’s the perfect time to give them a go.
La Vieille Ferme Rosé
If you like a dry rosé try this wine. Its produced by Famille Perrin (a well-respected wine producing family from France), this rosé smells beautifully of rose petals and citrus and has an intense, delicious flavour. Try it with cold buffets, tomato salads and grilled meats, or all by itself.
About our rosé wine
How much sugar is in my rosé?
Here are the figures you need:
Dry rosé contains up to 4grams per litre
Medium dry rosé contains up to 12grams per litre
Medium rosé contains up to 45 grams per litre
Sweet rosé more than 45 grams per litre
What should I eat with my rosé?
Rosé goes with so many foods, which is just one of the reasons we love it. The sweeter Californian pinks are brilliant served with barbecued meals, while lighter rosés from Provence and Italy go really well with spicy pizza, pasta and seafood dishes.
What’s the difference between a ‘rosé’ and ‘blush’ wine?
Rosé is made from black or red grapes - the same ones used to make red wine, although the way they’re made is slightly different. Rosé wine is left to get its colour from the skin of the grapes for a much shorter time, which gives it a pink instead of red colour, and a lighter taste.
Meanwhile, blush wines are a blend of red and white wines. For example, Pinot Grigio ‘blush’ is a white wine base, usually with a little bit of red wine or grape-skin extract added to give it some extra colour and depth.