June 28, 2022
Rose; from frivolous to powerful
Rosé is a wine made from blue grapes, sometimes in combination with white grapes. The wine gets its color because the skin of the blue grapes stays in the juice (must) for less time than during the production of red wine. During traditional winemaking, the grapes are crushed and the skins begin to release their color into the juice. Once the winemaker is satisfied with the color, the grapes are gently pressed and the skins and juices are separated. Then the fermentation continues. The longer the peel and juice contact, the darker the color and the more powerful the rosé flavour. The limited amount of tannin in rosé makes it fresh and light, but can be drunk with some firmness.
During this dinner, master sommelier Noël Vanwittenbergh takes you on a journey through countless rosé wine regions to come to the conclusion that rosé is a wine with many faces, ranging from a summer wine to a gastronomic companion.