There is something so seductive about sipping a glass of rosé while watching all the spring blooms explode in a rainbow of colors!
Ever notice all the different shades of pink wines available at the LCBO? Why so many color variances?
To put it simply, in order to craft a wine with any color, you need red grapes! It is the skin, amongst other things, that will lend some of its tint to the finished product! You can make white wine with red grapes but you cannot make red wine with white grapes!
Are all rosés on the sweeter side? No, and don’t let the color fool you! To be sure, always look on the Shelf Ticket - anything below 9 grams of sugar per litre is considered dry, whether it is a red, white, rosé, sparkling or fortified wine.
*Article published In the Parliament Street News 2015 Spring Edition