DetailsPink wine has a reputation for being soft and sweet and less assertive than other table wines, but this doesn't have to be true, especially for rosé. In fact, it's usually blush wines that are sweet, and they can be made by blending a small amount of red wine into a white base and adding sugar.
Not so with rosé! It must be made with 100% red grapes, lightly macerated and quickly pressed. It's this treatment that gives robust and dry French rosé ripe, juicy flavors of strawberry, raspberry and citrus, with aromas of melon and strawberry leading to a crisp finish with a tiny touch of spiciness.
Serve lightly chilled with Southern-style barbecue, shellfish (especially bouillabaisse or cioppino) or soft cheeses and fruit.
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Rosé Type Rosé Origin France
4.8 / 5.011 ReviewsAwesome summer wineI remember drinking rose' a long time ago and enjoying that it wasn't sweet, then rose' on the market (bottled) was too sweet. After looking at the ratings on this wine base, it was one of the first summer wines we made. It is delicious and everyone we have given it to, even wine enthusiasts, love it. It is semi-dry and not sweet, perfect with fish and chicken or served before dinner. It has a lovely color, we bought another box to make more to get us through the summer and give as gifts! It is ready to drink after bottling.August 18, 2019Purchased
4 months agoGreat WineMy wife favorite wine for the summer.May 18, 2019Purchased
4 months agoGreat Rose’This is a really good kit. I do put in a few tweaks, but also make it per instructions. Always comes out great.April 21, 2019Purchased
5 months agoApril 11, 2019Purchased
4 months agoReally nice kitThis kit came out really well. I swapped out the EC1118 that came in the kit for Lalvin 71B to boost esters and knock the malic acid down a little. Not a necessary change but I think it improved the wine. Beautiful light rose color with notes of strawberry, melon, banana, and pineapple.March 15, 2019Purchased
7 months agoLovely.The color is beautiful. This is a very dry wine, to which I prefer; however, some of my friends thought this was going to be along the lines of a white zinfandel. NOT. I will definitely buy another kit and keep it to myself. Serve it very chilled.July 18, 2018Purchased
1 year agoFrench roseThis wine came out very well, beautiful color and taste. Not sweet. Compares with any $15 bottle of dry RoseApril 5, 2018Purchased
1 year agoGreat kit.Wine came out crystal clear and great flavor and bouquet.March 15, 2018Purchased
1 year agoNow that I've made the wine.....it is very good. I couldn't be more please.March 10, 2018Purchased
1 year agoBest kit I've made, and I've made a fewThis Rose is loved by everyone who tries it, including friends who mostly drink French wine. It's beautiful and tasty.We bottled it in this beautiful clear bottle with a glass cork that originally had a different Rose.December 20, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 28 answersOther than bottles and closures, does this kit include everything required, or does it assume that I already have certain ingredients (for example yeast) or equipment (tanks, filters)?BEST ANSWER: These kits contain grape juice, yeast, any basic chemicals and refiners you might need, and labels. They don't include bottles, corks, fermenters, corkers, carboys, wine thiefs, siphons, or other equipment. Many of them don't include lables but I think these do.How soon can you drink it?BEST ANSWER: This wine is a great if you don't feel like having white but still want something fresh and lighter. Great aroma and I always have it chilled. I made it early spring and have been drinking it all summer. Given a few bottles as presents and everybody loved it!How much wine does this kit make?BEST ANSWER: Its a 6 gallon kit and you should end up with 26 tp 30 bottles. Just about every 6 gallon kit i have made yields 28 bottles. The french rose is a very nice dry rose wine, goes well with anything