South African rosé wines
Rosé - What exactly is Rosé?
Rosé is not made by mixing white wine and red wine, as is often mistakenly assumed. Rosé wine is made from red wine grapes. Care is taken to ensure that the grape juice obtained has only a few hours of contact (skin contact) with the grape skin. The color as well as the taste of the wine can be determined by the duration of skin contact.
There are several ways in which Rosé can be produced:
Abpress method: This involves harvesting ripe red grapes which are immediately pressed. Due to the very short contact between juice and skin, the Rosé has only a light pink color.
Saignée method: In this very common method of production Rosé In this very common method of production, the harvested grapes are placed in a tank and left to rest for a period of 2 hours to 24 hours. Over time, the skins of the grapes burst due to their own weight. During this process, the grape juice comes into contact with the skin of the skins and turns pink.
Maceration method: In the frequently used maceration method, the red wine grapes are left to rest in the grape juice for a while before they are separated. The grape juice is then further processed into a Rosé. In this way, the Rosé acquires a more complex flavor than other methods.
Rosé - Origin and history
The most famous Rosé growing regions of the world are in Italy, France and South Africa. South Africa is particularly known for fruity and fresh Rosés wines. France produces the most rosé wines by volume, followed by Spain and Italy. The origin of Rosé can also be traced to France. The Tavel growing region, with its focus on rosé wines, is considered one of the best Rosé regions in the world .
Rosé - Smell and taste
Exactly like Red wine and White wine Rosé also has unique aromas in smell and taste. The aromas are highly dependent on the grape variety and the aging process. The typical Rosé aromas range from strawberry to cherry and spices.
Rosé wines from South Africa
The special thing about South African Rosé wines is the high quality, which the wineries show despite the still very young Rosé culture in South Africa. Initially, the Rosés from South Africa were mainly known for their fruity aromas as well as the increased residual sugar content. For this reason, Rosé from South Africa was labeled a women's wine for some time. Due to the increasing demand in South Africa for dry Rosés of high quality, the Rosé style was fundamentally changed. Here France is for many winemakers in South Africa a role model for elegant Rosés. Meanwhile, South Africa is known for its first-class Rosés wines all over the world.
South African Rosés - Online order in the store
In our Online store we offer a very large selection of Rosé wines of wines from different wineries in South Africa. The Rosé from the winery Delaire Graff or the Sustainable Rosé from the winery Cederberg belong to the classics from South Africa. Also very special Rosés like the Rosé from the winery Kanonkop delight wine lovers all over the world.
In our Online store shop you will find a wide range of South African Rosés from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) allows very easy and reliable ordering of Rosé wines from South Africa.