This Valentines Day, impress your loved one with these interesting facts about the chicest of wines.
Origin of the Beloved Wine
The first creation of rosé dates back to the 600BCs in the south of France. The first rosé wine came from Marseille and was a blend of both red and white grapes to make a beautiful pink-tinted wine. Soon thereafter, the popularity of the wine skyrocketed and news of it quickly spread all over the Mediterranean. As the popularity of the wine grew, so did the locations where it was made in France, spanning from the Provence region close to Northern Italy and to the west in the Rousillon region near Spain.
Why so Special?
Rosé can be made from many different grape varieties and using many different methods. One way winemakers keep the pristine and delicate colour of the rosé is by direct pressing. This method involves pressing the grapes directly without any maceration or skin contact time, which results in a lighter colour and fruitier flavour profile compared to traditional red wines. Another method of creating rose include is blending, where red wine is added to white wine to create balance and enhance the flavour profile.
Modern Day Rosé
Rosé has long been presented in a broad spectrum of styles to the Australian consumer from dry to sweet to fruity and everything in between. Today, we have seen a rise in organic wine popularity, which is wine produced from grapes without the use of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides or fungicides. It’s an environmentally friendly way of producing grapes that’s all about keeping a natural balance in the vineyard and the surrounding area.
To try a magnificent example of organic rosé, be sure to add the Saltire Organic Rosé to your cart. Bursting with strawberry and raspberry flavours and complemented by creme chantilly richness, it’s sure to be your next favourite pink drop.