Rosé. It’s trendy. It’s here to stay. I don’t like it. Rosé is made from red grapes, therefore making it a red wine (though with a much lighter hue). Just give me a full-bodied red. It’s more flavorful, has a higher alcohol content and is probably just a better wine.
I’ve tried to like rosé. I try it over and over again, hoping to one day understand why this is a choice wine variety for so many people. To date, I haven’t discovered one that I enjoy. Most are too dry for me. Some have an after taste I don’t like. Others seem flavorless or bland. So what determines the taste of a rosé? The type of grape used is a big determining factor in the taste and color of rosé, as well as the maceration period.
Even with all of this knowledge, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to not enjoy rosé. More often than not, any rose I acquire ends up frosé. And I’m cool with that.
If you are a rosé fan, check these out these summer.