There are several different styles of rosé wine, each with its own unique characteristics. Here are some of the most common styles:
- Provence-style rosé: This is the classic pale pink rosé that is dry, light, and crisp with delicate fruit flavors. It's typically made from Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes.
- Spanish-style rosado: This is a darker, more robust rosé that is typically made from Tempranillo grapes. It has a fuller body, higher acidity, and flavors of red berries and spices.
- White Zinfandel: This is a sweet, blush-colored rosé that is made from the Zinfandel grape. It's typically less dry and less acidic than other rosés and has flavors of strawberries and raspberries.
- Italian-style rosato: This is a medium-bodied, dry rosé that is made from Sangiovese grapes. It has a deeper color than Provence-style rosé and flavors of cherries and citrus.
- Sparkling rosé: This is a fizzy rosé that can be made in any of the above styles. It's typically made using the traditional method, like Champagne, and can range from dry to sweet.
- Syrah/Shiraz rosé: This is a full-bodied, darker rosé that is made from the Syrah or Shiraz grape. It has flavors of red fruit, spice, and a hint of pepper.
- Pinot Noir rosé: This is a light and refreshing rosé that is made from the Pinot Noir grape. It's typically dry, with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and watermelon.
- Malbec rose: With the surge in popularity of Malbec many producers are making light extraction, fruit forwrad styles that match well with Pates and salads. Quality can vary depending on position of winery coupled with balance of acidity and sugars
- Pinot noir/chardonnay rose: Using a dark grpae and light grape can add a nce balance of fruit and acidity, easily drinking and quite often at a refreshing alcohol % level of 12%
Overall, rosé wine can vary in color, sweetness, acidity, and flavor profile, depending on the grape varieties used and the winemaking techniques employed.