AVA Grace Rosé wine bottle and Rosé can

Rosé Wine FAQ – Your Guide to Rosé


If you have questions about Rosé wine – What should you pair it with? Common tasting notes? What temperature should it be served at? – Then we’ve got answers for you!

Rosé Wine FAQ

Which Wine Glass Should I Use for Rosé?

Each Rosé will come with a different recommendation for the wine glass to use, and while you can’t go wrong with any, we recommend that you enjoy from a Pinot Noir glass with a short bowl and a slight taper (or from a can). This glass suits AVA Grace Rosé well because the slightly wider bowl helps give the wine the surface area that it needs for its bouquet to blossom. The slight taper to the rim helps concentrate the aromas, while softening the wine as you sip.

AVA Grace Rosé wine with a Pinot Noir wine glass

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Does Rosé Wine Age Well?

As a general rule, Rosé is best enjoyed at an early age (around 2 years from its vintage year). Rosés are usually produced with the expectation of the wine being consumed early, but there are always exceptions to this rule. Malbec or Petite Sirah grapes are generally more tannic grapes, making them more resilient Rosés that will have a longer shelf life.

At What Temperature Should Rosé Be Served?

Rosé is similar to white wine in that it should be served chilled, somewhere around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Does Rosé Taste Like?

AVA Grace Rosé wine bottle and Rosé can

All Rosés are unique in flavor as each is composed of different grapes and made from different winemaking styles. Whether you prefer sweet or dry wines, the spectrum of Rosé flavors will never cease to amaze. While no Rosé is the same, it will usually have aromas and flavors of any of the below:

  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Watermelon
  • Apricot – found in AVA Grace Rosé
  • Peach
  • Wild Roses – found in AVA Grace Rosé
  • Violets
  • Wet Rock – generally found in Old World Rosés

For reference, Old World wines are those that come from the first historically known winemaking regions. These regions include, but aren’t limited to: Italy, Spain, and France. New World wines are those that come from regions where wine was importance. These regions include, but aren’t limited to: California, New Zealand, and Chile.

AVA Grace Rosé is unique because it incorporates key characteristics of both old and new world winemaking. The stone fruit and honeysuckle flavors embrace new world Rosés, while the dry and slightly acidic mouthfeel are a testament to old world Rosés.

What Should I Pair with Rosé?

AVA Grace Rosé wine being enjoying at a picnic with friends

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Rosé is food-friendly and a fantastic wine to pair with food, particularly when it’s crisp and slightly dry in style. Rosé pairs well with fresh salads, grilled chicken, orzo salad, roast squash, and just about any spicy dish.

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July 11, 2019
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