Some fun facts about Rosé wine

Lately, rose wine has been growing in popularity. And we can understand why. It’s affordable, goes well with most food and is surprisingly sophisticated. This pink wine, which is often misunderstood and underappreciated, is becoming a firm favourite at braais and laid-back summer lunches. And with “millennium pink” being the colour of the season, it’s very fashionable too! 

A FEW FUN FACTS ABOUT ROSÉ WINE 

#1 Rosé is not a blend of white and red wine

Rosé is made from red grapes (which have white flesh). The juice is left in contact with the red skins to get the pink colour. It can be made from virtually any kind of red wine varietal.

#2 Rosé is the oldest wine-type

The first wines created were dry rosés (from 7000 BC). The winemaking technique used at the time – squishing the juice out by hand or by foot – resulted in some of the red from the skins entering the juice. Later (from 2500 BC) red wine making techniques which included maceration of the juice with the skins made deep red coloured wine. In the Middle Ages, a light pink “claret” was treasured as the finest wine available.

#3 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt launched a rosé wine in 2013

We’re not sure what happened to the vineyard after the split, but Angelina and Brad are two of Provence’s most famous vineyard owners who got married at their Château Miraval in 2014. Their rosé was an instant sell-out and was quickly featured on a list of the top 100 wines in the world compiled by Wine Spectator magazine, the only rosé on the list.

#4 The first Champagnes were pink

Most early Champagne was light pink in colour or slightly darker if the winemaker chose to add elderberries to deepen the colour. It wasn’t until decades later that Champagne makers developed the technique and system for making white sparkling wines.

#5 Rosé is not for keeping

Unlike red wine which often benefits from a few extra years in the cellar, rosé does not mature all that well, and is best drunk within two or three years of purchase. This is why it sometimes comes in a screw-top (which these days is totally acceptable). A great, spontaneous wine.

 

ROSÉ WINE MAKES A GREAT BASE FOR COCKTAILS!

Picture credit: The Culture Trip

 

DRY DOCK LIQUOR VALENTINE’S GIVEAWAY

Stand a chance to win a hamper with a bottle of French Cote des Roses rosé and a bottle of Italian Valdo Rosé Brut Vino Spumante from Dry Dock Liquor.

Cotes des Roses originality extends to the rose-shaped bottle, designed by a young student of the Ecole Boulle. This wine is dry, big and fresh and fruity. An excellent aperitif but also well matched with shellfish and subtly spiced dishes.

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Valdo Rosé Brut Vino Spumante is a young, bright, smart and trendy (and dry) sparkling wine. It has a rich, enticing colour.  A perfect treat for any occasion. An excellent aperitif but also delicious when matched with fish, seafood or delicate meat dishes.

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Sponsor of the giveaway, Dry Dock Liquor, is a boutique liquor store based in the trendy suburb of Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Their passion lies in discovering new and exciting products with an interesting story. Dry Dock liquor differentiates itself by offering experiential buying through regular tastings with winemakers and industry experts. Their experienced staff is always on hand to give advice where needed.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Like the Dry Dock Liquor Facebook page, follow this link.

2. Go to the comments section below this post. Enter your name and email address (you can ignore the “website block” if you wish), and answer this simple question: Where is Dry Dock Liquor situated?

The winner will be announced on our website and on Facebook on 11 February 2018.

 


 

(RELATED POST: See our other articles on wine, here)

 

Dry Dock Liquor

37 Fourth Ave, Parkhurst

011 880 9396

[email protected]

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