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Rosé has become very popular in the last few years – and it’s perfect for our South Africa temperate climate. It’s an easy-drinking wine to enjoy at a braai or picnic.

In France, the sales of rosé have exceeded the sale of white wine. But where do the wine-makers grow the pink grapes? Let’s gulp into some facts about rosé:

It’s all about maceration, and no it’s not a dirty word. So we know that the colour in wine comes from the skin – if not, now you do! Maceration is the process of exposing the wine to the skin. For rosé, a red grapes is used (or a blend of white and red) and the wine is in contact with the skins for only 1-3 days to get the well-known rosy hue.

If you thought they simply mixed red and white wine – don’t repeat that to anyone, rather take another sip of your wine.

What is the difference between blush and rosé?

They are actually the same thing, but conventionally a blush is known to be drier than a rosé, which many find very sweet. Pair it with a soft but strong goats’ milk cheese.

South Africa has some award-winning rosé. Which is your favourite?