When you’re basking in the summer sun, toes dipped in the paddling pool (pretending it’s the sea), there’s no better accompaniment to that moment than a crisp, ice cold glass of rosé wine with maybe a couple of ice cubes chucked in for good measure.
Perfect for lovers of fresh, fruity flavours, explore our range of rosé wines including the ever-popular Provence rosés of Whispering Angel, Kylie Minogue or Studio by Miraval or more juicy numbers like Mateus or Blossom Hill.
Is rosé wine sweet or dry?Rosé wine can be dry or sweet, but most people find it to be on the drier side. The sweetness of a wine is generally determined by how much residual sugar is left in the wine after fermentation. Residual sugar is the sugar that's left in a wine after all the alcohol has been consumed. So a high residual sugar level means that the wine will be sweet, while a low residual sugar level means that the wine will be drier. The flavour of rosé is also dependant on the grape variety used to make it. For example, Pinot Noir rosé wine is usually dry, while Muscadet rosé wine is usually sweet.
How is rosé wine best served?Most rosés are best enjoyed when chilled, and especially on a hot day. Some people mistakenly think that all wines should be served at room temperature, but this is not the case with rosé wines. In fact, most rosés are actually better when they're chilled because it brings out the fruit flavours and makes them more refreshing. So next time you have a bottle of rosé wine, make sure to pop it in the fridge for a few hours before serving.