How to Store Rosé Wine

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Use your rose wine soon rather than aging it.
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When deciding how to store wine, the answer depends on what type of wine you have. So, what is rosé wine? Rosé is a pink or blush-colored wine that is made from the same types of grapes used to make red wines, and typically, a variety of grape types are used to make the wine, although some rosé wines, especially out of California, are made solely with pinot noir grapes.

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Rosé Wine Storage Temperature Chart

Unopened rosé wine should be stored on its side in a cool, dark location. What temperature should wine be stored at? The ideal storage temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct sunlight and heat can shorten the shelf life of your wine. Rosé should last for about two years without any decrease in quality.

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Should rosé be chilled? While rosé should be tasty even at room temperature, it should be chilled before you serve it. The ideal serving temperature is between 38 and 48 degrees. You can chill the wine in an ice bucket or in a refrigerator.

Along with heat and sunlight, exposure to air is another factor that can cause the wine to spoil. If you have any leftover wine in the bottle, make sure to seal the bottle. Some bottles have screw-on tops, and you can simply use the same cap. If your bottle had a cork, you can replace the cork or use another wine stopper to close the bottle. How long does rosé last in the fridge? Wine should keep for about three more days in the refrigerator after opening.

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How Is Rosé Made?

Wines get the pink coloring from the grape juice coming into contact with grape skins. Although rosé wines are made with the same grapes that are used to make red wines, they spend less time in contact with the grape skins, usually only a few hours. Then, the grape skins are removed, and the remaining juice is fermented to make the wine.

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While many people think of rosés as being sweet wines, many types are actually quite dry. Dry rosé wines are made with grapes such as syrah, pinot noir, mourvèdre or grenache. Sweet rosé wines may be made with white zinfandel or pink Moscato grapes. Although it is rare, some rosés may be a combination of white and red wine.

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Serving Rosé Wine

Besides chilling your wine, you may wonder if you should pour it into a decanter. This is recommended for many wines, and you can do the same with your rosé, although it is not necessary to enjoy the wine. You can purchase wine glasses specifically designed for rosé or serve the wine in a champagne glass or another small wine glass.

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Rosé wine pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is often thought of as a light, crisp, fruity wine, but it can be dry and fuller-bodied, so it can pair with a wide range of dishes. Consider appetizers such as prosciutto, brie or melon or desserts with chocolate or fresh berries. You can also enjoy the wine with seafood or poultry dishes or a nice salad.

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