There are three ways to produce wines with a “blush” or “rosé” hue. A rosé can be made from a pink grape, or a combination of white and red wine grapes, or from a red/purple/black grape with the grape peel separated from the juice after a short period of contact – until the winemaker decides it is perfect. The finest rosés come from grapes from the Vitis vinifera grape species, because the Vitis species makes the world’s finest wines. Great quality rosé wines are made from mixtures and/or many types of single grape varieties, including: Grenache, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Groulleau Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, to name a few.
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