The Difference Between Blush And Rose Wines
Everyone knows what white and red wines are. They can be sweet, bubbly, dry, or heavy, but it is easy to tell based solely on color. Then there is what could be considered the “gray” area, or as we will refer to it as, the “pink” area.
Rosé wines can be referred to as a rosé, a pink wine, or a blush wine. These are descriptors for wines that are not red or white, but are also not a mixture of the two.
So, how do they get that beautiful rosey, blush color? Just like in making red wine, the grape skins remain on the grape during fermentation, allowing that pigment to then darken or color the wine. With rosé wine, it is a similar process, but the juice is pressed out sooner, leaving a beautiful pink tone, and limiting the amount of contact the wine has with the grape skins.
The different names for rosé wines are thought to have come from how sweet a wine was. For example, a “blush wine” might not have been as sweet as a “rosé wine”. Yet, blush wines and rosé wines are the same, and just like whites and reds, they can be sweet or dry.
Whether you are a red wine, white wine, dry wine or sweet wine person, there is a rosé out there for you!