How Does Rose Get Its Color?

Rose is making a name for itself and becoming the hot wine this year - sayings like "Rose All Day and "Yes Way Rose" are being said, tweeted, posted, and hash-tagged by wine lovers all around the globe.

Rose wines can be made from any red grape from Pinot Noir, to Sangiovese, to Syrah, and Bordeaux blends. Here at Trione we produce a Rose made from Pinot Noir grapes - it's a Provence style in that it's very light and delicate with a salmon like hue - and the juice has contact with the Pint Noir skins for about 4 hours. This contact time allows the color from the skins to be extracted and change the color of the juice. The shorter the juice has contact, the lighter the final color will be and the longer the juice is in contact with the skins, the darker the color will be.

With a Rose, typically winemakers will allow skin contact for anywhere from 4-48 hours because the longer the skins are in the juice the more tannin will develop in the wine and the goal of a Rose is to have a light, delicate, refreshing, pretty wine with hints of floral notes and soft fruit, rather than something big and bold.

Check out a bottle or two of our Rose, bring it to a summer party or enjoy with Thai food. Our Rose pairs really well with watermelon and crispy pancetta too. Check out these fun and festive ideas below from our chef friends at Peloton Culinary & Catering. 


Peloton Culinary & Catering's famous compressed watermelon with cotija cheese. YUM!