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.
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Wine Recipe Type Rose Type Rose Origin France
4.8 / 5.06 ReviewsLovely.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
7 months agoFrench roseThis wine came out very well, beautiful color and taste. Not sweet. Compares with any $15 bottle of dry RoseApril 5, 2018Purchased
9 months agoGreat kit.Wine came out crystal clear and great flavor and bouquet.March 15, 2018Purchased
10 months agoNow that I've made the wine.....it is very good. I couldn't be more please.March 10, 2018Purchased
11 months 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
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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