rosé wine



  • noun a pink wine which gets its colour from the grape skins being left for a time in the fermenting mixture


  • a pink-coloured wine that is usually made from red-skinned grapes in a similar way to red wine, except that the grape skins are only left in contact with the fermenting wine for a very short time – only a few days – ensuring that the wine has only a light tinge of colour from the skins, but also reducing the flavour, tannins and structure that the skins impart to a red wine during fermentation. Rosé still wine is normally light, fresh and slightly sweet and best drunk cool rather than at room temperature. Rosé Champagne is made by adding a little red wine to a normal white Champagne just before the secondary bottle fermentation.