10 Facts About Butternut Rosé
There’s no better time to enjoy a glass of Rosé than the peak of summer, which also makes it the perfect time to learn some little-known facts about this hugely popular wine!
Stunning in color and mouth-watering in flavor, this special wine also has an immense amount of history behind it. Keep reading to test your Rosé knowledge and surprise your friends the next time you share a bottle of this refreshing and fruity Butternut wine.
Rosé actually comes from red grapes. It is often thought that this beautiful pink wine is a blend of white and red varietals, but this isn’t true! Even more surprising, it comes from a wide variety of red grapes, so it is not uncommon to enjoy a Rosé that has been crafted from Grenache, Syrah, Pinot Noir, or even Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rosé’s pink color comes from the duration of contact it has with the grapes’ red skin. For red wines like Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is in contact with the skin for days or even weeks. For Rosé, it typically takes only a few hours of contact for the beautiful pink color to set in.
It is believed that Rosé was the first wine ever created (seriously!). The earliest accounts come from the Greeks around 600 BC, when wine was made by hand (and foot!). At the time, the lighter the pink color, the higher quality the wine was.
Rosés don’t age well. So don’t hold back! Those fruity, fresh flavors are there partly because your Rosé hasn’t been aged for very long. So when you’ve got a bottle on hand, it’s the perfect time to enjoy it! No need to fill the cellar with this gem.
High-quality Rosé can still be very affordable. Because Rosé is less labor intensive and does not require as much time to age, the cost to produce it is often much lower than both its red and white counterparts. This means that you can often get a premium Rosé at an affordable price. That’s something to celebrate!
Rosé is considered to be one of the easiest wines to pair food with. Originating from red grapes, but being crafted like white grapes has given Rosé the unique distinction of being able to pair well with foods most often associated with both kinds of wine…and that’s no small feat! It truly is the best of both worlds.
The original shape of a Rosé bottle was a curvy, bowling pin-style silhouette similar to a corset. You may still be lucky enough to see this shape from Old World sources, like France and Spain’s historic wineries, but as Rosé’s popularity grows, the original bottle shape has slowly begun to disappear.
Rosé has one of the widest flavor profiles of any wine. From strawberries and cream to melon, citrus and even spicy notes like peppercorn and cinnamon, Rosé has a seemingly endless array of flavors. This is thanks to the wide range of varietals used to make this spectacular wine.
Rosé can be dry or sweet. And where it comes from plays a big role in this. Rosés that come from the Old World – places like France, Spain, Italy and other European nations – are known for their dryness, whereas Rosés from the New World, like the United States, are known for their sweetness.
Rosé is one of the lucky wines that can also be enjoyed bubbly. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Sparkling Rosé enters the picture! This bubbly version offers yet another variation of this incredible wine and proves yet again how truly versatile Rosé really is.
Now the only thing left to do is to gather your friends, open a bottle of Butternut Rosé and share your newfound knowledge about this outstanding wine. Cheers to summer, good company and delicious Rosé!