Rose Wine

Rose Wine

Rose Wine

Grape Republic - 2020 Rosato
2020 Rosato
Philippe Delmee - 2019 VDF Rozetto
2019 VDF Rozetto
Mobo - 2021 'Rexy' Field Blend
2021 'Rexy' Field Blend
Mobo - 2021 'Mimi' Rose'
2021 'Mimi' Rose'
Momento Mori - 2021 Mt Camel Range Rose
2021 Mt Camel Range Rose
Benson And The Mooch - 2021 Bisou
2021 Bisou
Limus - 2021 Double Up Papyra
2021 Double Up Papyra
Giovanni Armani Giorgio - 2021 GAG Rosato Dell'Amore
2021 GAG Rosato Dell'Amore
Just Enough - 2021 Present Tense Rose
2021 Present Tense Rose
Ruth Lewandowski - 2010 'Rosé' Cuvée Zero
2010 'Rosé' Cuvée Zero
Domaine des Sablonnettes - 2020 Un Rose
2020 Un Rose
Parley - 2021 Love Supreme Rose
2021 Love Supreme Rose
Ada wines - 2021 Mad Hattie"Light Red"
2021 Mad Hattie Light Red
The Other Right - 2021 Bright Young Thing Sparkling Rose
2021 Bright Young Thing Sparkling Rose
The Other Right - 2021 Multicoloured Sunrise Orange
2021 Multicoloured Sunrise Orange
Sete - 2020 Freaky Rose
2020 Freaky Rose
Domaine Bobinet - 2020 Piak Rose
2020 Piak Rose
Château Les Mesclances - 2020 Romane Rose
2020 Romane Rose
Garage Project - 2019 Fairy Bread Red CAN
2019 Fairy Bread Red CAN
Mercer Wines - 2021 PF Rose
2021 PF Rose
Jilly - 2021 White Wolf of Cumbria Rose
2021 White Wolf of Cumbria Rose
Limus - 2020 Double Up Aperitivo Rose
2020 Double Up Aperitivo Rose
FIN - Finona 2021 Rose
Finona 2021 Rose
Kindeli - 2020 Verano Rose
2020 Verano Rose
Rose Wine

P!NK makes wine, and you love wine, ipso facto, you should drink PINK WINE!  Rosato, rosé, saigné...Read More...

P!NK makes wine, and you love wine, ipso facto, you should drink PINK WINE! 

Rosato, rosé, saignée, rosado, Tavel, White Zinfandel...a rosé by any other name would smell as sweet as so, so many things! It ain’t just dry and pale either. Every country has its own take on the style and consequently, we shouldn’t just think that there is the one, ubiquitous way to enjoy it. At Winona we have explored hundreds of regions to show just how versatile this wine can be, all whilst making sure that they are made with sustainable fruit, and by kind people. But, before we delve any deeper into what rosé can look, feel and taste like, let's clear up a few myths surrounding the pink drink. 

How is rosé made? Well, it’s simple. Varieties of black (read: red) grapes, e.g. Tempranillo, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, are plucked from the vine by hand and the fruit is processed immediately, removing the skins from the fermenting juice inside. This absence of contact with the grapes’ skins means that there is less colour concentrated (read: less red, more pink!) and the tannins are not given enough time to impart (read: less structural, more smashy) so as the juice ferments, we are left with a wine that focuses on fruit, acid and refreshment. Depending on where you are in the world, the time that the skins are in contact with the juice may vary, or the variety that is being used. One region we associate most rosé with is Provence, in the South of France. Famous worldwide for their wines made predominantly from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre that swish in the glass like the colour of onion skin and soft sunsets, sitting supple with red fruits and gentle herbs in the palate. Take me to that bistro by the beach thank you very much! Though they may run concurrently to wines that aren’t particularly “intellectual”, we are here to debunk that. We curate a selection of natural pink wines from this region that offer a truly enlightening take, making those wines you drink at your local RSL pale in comparison. Clos Cibonne? Eat your heart out. 

 One thing that the popularity of Provence pink has led to is the common misconception that all ‘good’ rosé must be pale and that ‘good’ rosé must be dry...wrong! The colour can depend on the variety used and the thickness or level of anthocyanins in their skin. Anthocyanins are the pigments found in fruits that make them red, purple, blue etc, so a variety with more of these will naturally impart more colour. You can have a dark pink, almost red rosé and it can still be bone dry. Whilst we’re on that topic, another word to understand – dry! Dry when referring to wines denotes its sugar content. The majority of rosé you will consume will be fermented to dry, meaning it has barely traceable levels of sugar. The natural yeast ate it all! Greedy buggers. The ‘sweetness’ you may be referring to will pertain to the fruit characteristics: red fruit, blue fruit, pink fruit. If you favour dry, savoury rosé, look for Syrah, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Mencia, Pinot Gris. If you prefer things that will tickle you fruity and pink: Grenache, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Barbera will put that rosé in your cheek. If you’re after a more complex, nuanced expression of rosé, try the highly sought after wines of Tavel, or the German rosés favouring Spatburgunder – these may just change your life. 

Rosé can be as simple as pink drink, but it also can be anything but. Winona stocks an ever-changing merry-go-round of wines that will challenge the palate, and satisfy it, at the same time. Well I never. 

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