A rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the colour from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. The pink colour can range from a pale "onion"-skin orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the grape varieties and winemaking techniques used. There are three major ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact, saignée and blending. When rosé wine is the primary product, it is produced with the skin contact method, where black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice for a short period, typically one to three days.
Australian Rosé wine is as diverse as the country is large, and you can get everything from light flowery varieties, to fresh organic wines, dark coloured, dry European style wines and even rosé wines with slight exposure to oak (fumé). At Label Wines, we constantly try to present examples of this diversity, providing our customers with great seasonal options.
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