Rosé

Rosé wine is an alcoholic beverage made from maceration grape must with pomace and subsequent alcoholic fermentation of dark-coloured (red) grape varieties of Vitis vinifera genus. Any red variety is essential to obtain a rosé or claret wine, however the most commonly used are:  Garnacha and Tempranillo in SpainMerlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc en France.

How is rosé wine obtained?

There are two methods to produce rosé wine: By pressing, consisting on filling a press with whole, uncrushed stemmed grapes with a maximum of 20% white varieties if desired. The press should remain filled for 6 to 24 hours so must macerates with the pomace. Sulphur addition is recommended to avoid oxidation and dry ice to cool the harvest. Then the actual pressing is performed, in the first cycles must is richer in anthocyanins (colouring matter) and aroma, while the last must has higher tannins content, contributing to final wine astringency. Must is then vinified as if it was white wine, with the racking, alcoholic fermentation, stabilization and filtering before bottling. Rosé wines produced like this have a light, orange colour, similar to salmon or onion skin. The second method is draining, following the same steps as for red winemaking. Harvest is de-stemmed, crushed and pumped into stainless steel tanks where musts would macerate at cold temperatures for 24 to 36 hours. Accordingly to the maceration period musts have a more or less intense raspberry colour. Maceration process is interrupted by draining or straining the must from the solid pulp through a sieve. The resulting liquid is racked into a vat for the alcoholic fermentation.      

Regardless the method used, either pressing or draining, a high quality rosé wine requires special care and a delicate process. Remember it is absolutely prohibited to blend white wine and red wine to obtain rosé wine.

On the other hand, all the different treatments rosé wine can undergo (malolactic fermentation, tartaric stabilization and filtering) are optional, there are no established procedures, so everything relies on the variety nature, the vintage, type of wine desired and the target market.  

One of the golden rules not to forget during winemaking is the ceaseless care and protection of wine against oxidations, as we look for bright, rich colours and fruity primary aroma, so sulphur addition is very important after alcoholic fermentation.  

Finally, keep in mind that in the market you can find young rosé wine and also barrel aged rosé wine, if it has aged in oak. 

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Rosé wine

Lecea Clarete 2013
Quantity:
3,55 €
Charming
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Lecea Appellation Rioja Grapes Viura, Garnacha
Marmellans Rosat
Quantity:
3,70 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Cataluña Grapes Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cariñena
Dominio Espinal Rosado 2016
Quantity:
3,90 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Monastrell
Protocolo Rosado 2016
Quantity:
3,95 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Dominio de Eguren Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Tempranillo
Ca n'Estruc Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,40 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Ca n'Estruc Appellation Cataluña Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
Lopez de Haro Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,50 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Garnacha, Viura
Jardins Rosé 2015
Quantity:
4,65 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Castillo de Perelada Appellation Empordà Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot
Nekeas Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,80 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Nekeas Appellation Navarra Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha
Mesoneros de Castilla Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,90 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Ismael Arroyo Appellation Ribera del Duero Grapes Tinto Fino, Albillo
Castaño Monastrell Rosado 2015
Quantity:
4,90 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Castillo Monjardín Rosado de Lágrima 2016
Quantity:
4,95 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Castillo Monjardín Appellation Navarra Grapes Merlot
Cune Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,95 €
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Marqués de Riscal Rosado 2015
Quantity:
5,60 €
Other Vintages available: 2016
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Mas Donís Rosat 2015
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot
Vinyet Rosat 2014
Quantity:
5,60 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Penedés Grapes Garnacha, Merlot
Marqués de Riscal Rosado 2016
Quantity:
5,60 €
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Corazón Loco Rosado 2012
Quantity:
5,60 €
Eco / Bio
PK85
89
Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodega Iniesta Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Bobal
Revolcón Rosado 2015
Quantity:
5,70 €
bottle x6: 5,40 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Wine Side Story Appellation Navarra Grapes Garnacha
Espelt Lledoner Rosat 2016
Quantity:
5,75 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Espelt Viticultors Appellation Empordà Grapes Lledoner Negre
Protos Rosado 2014
Quantity:
5,90 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Protos Appellation Ribera del Duero Grapes Tinto Fino
Lo Virol Rosado 2016
Quantity:
6,00 €
bottle x6: 5,70 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler Cercavins Appellation Costers del Segre Grapes Syrah
Sierra Cantabria Rosado 2016
Quantity:
6,20 €
bottle x6: 5,90 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Sierra Cantabria Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura
Albet i Noya Merlot-Pinot Noir Rosado 2014
Quantity:
6,30 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Albet i Noya Appellation Penedés Grapes Merlot, Pinot Noir
El Aprendiz Rosado 2013
Quantity:
6,30 €
PK86
88
Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Leyenda del Páramo Appellation Tierra de León Grapes Prieto Picudo
Líbido Rosado 2016
Quantity:
6,35 €
Eco / Bio
bottle x6: 6,05 €/u. (-5%)
Other Vintages available: 2015
PK87
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery DSG Vineyards Appellation Navarra Grapes Garnacha
Wine in moderation
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