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The Many Roads that Lead to Rosé

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The Many Roads that Lead to Rosé

Most easily stated, rosés are very light colored (pink) wines made from red grapes. Rosé aromas flavors tend toward the headier end of the scale – strawberry, melon, citrus, herbs, flowers, and rhubarb. Many of the grapes used for rosé production are picked early to retain acidity and before their full phenolic maturity when compounds in the skins soften to show roundness and ripeness. Even rosés made from very different grapes tend to have these same bright notes.