Check out our great selection of Rosé Wines!

The Liquor Barn in Englewood has a great selection of Rosé Wines!

Summer is coming, so The Liquor Barn has stocked up on a great selection of Rosé Wines!

What exactly is a rose wine?  A rosé (or the French “rosé”, also known as “rosado” in Portugal and Spanish-speaking countries or “rosato” in Italy) is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine.

The pink color can range from a pale orange to a vivid lavender, depending on the variety of grapes used and the process and technique of the winemaker.  Most rosé wines are made using one of three major techniques: skin contact, saignée and blending. The resulting wines have a wide range of qualities, including various levels of dryness and sweetness .

Rose Wines at Liquor Barn

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When rosé wine is the primary product, it is produced with the skin contact method. Black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice for a short period, typically one to three days. The must is then pressed, and the skins are discarded rather than left in contact throughout fermentation (as with red wine making). The longer that the skins are left in contact with the juice, the more intense the color of the final wine.

When a winemaker desires to impart more tannin and color to a red wine, some of the pink juice from the must can be removed at an early stage in what is known as the Saignée method. The red wine remaining in the vats is intensified as a result of the bleeding, because the volume of juice in the must is reduced, and the must involved in the maceration becomes more concentrated. The pink juice that is removed can be fermented separately to produce rosé.

In other parts of the world, blending, the simple mixing of red wine to a white to impart color, is uncommon. This method is discouraged in most wine growing regions, especially in France, where it is forbidden by law, except for Champagne. Even in Champagne, several high-end producers do not use this method but rather the saignée method.

Rose Wines at Liquor Barn

Crios Rose Malbec at Liquor Barn

Crios Rose Malbec

Crios Rose Malbec

A beautiful, deep, vibrant rose color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rose wine, and beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe wild strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish. This is the perfect chicken wine and a charming companion to mildly spicy Asian cuisine. Keep one in the fridge at all times and you’ll always have a delicious wine to enjoy with light snacks and cheeses. Best consumed in its youth.

 

 

 

 

Sequin Rose at Liquor Barn

Sequin Rose

Sequin Rose

Sequin Rose captures the life of the party- light on its feet, yet dreamy and fresh.  Delicate bubbles and shimmering flavors of lush strawberry, exotic lychee, and lively citrus make this enchanting wine always worthy of a toast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ménage à Trois Rosé

Ménage à Trois
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Ménage à Trois Rosé

This 2013 Rosé is a madcap blend of Merlot, Syrah and Gewürztraminer. The two red grape varietals received a 24-hour cold soak on the skins to give the wine its suggestive pinkness and luscious body. The Gewürztraminer was cold fermented to preserve the exotic spice and naked fruit. No malolactic fermentation here — just fruity, mouth watering, crisp acidity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Famega Rose at Liquor Barn

Famega Rose

Famega Rose

This rose is a dry, young style with hints of fresh strawberries, balanced in taste with a pleasant, clean and dry finish. Moderate in alcohol, it is perfect to drink on its own or with light foods, especially Mediterranean and Oriental cuisines.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Borsao Rose at Liquor Barn

Borsao Rose

 Borsao Rose

This rosé from the Campo de Borja appellation of Aragón shows the fresh, nonchalant charms of the Garnacha variety made into a rosé: light and crisp crunchy red berry fruit flavors are balanced by a bright, crisp acidity that carries through in to the refreshing finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bieler Pere et Fils Rose at Liquor Barn

Bieler Pere et Fils Rose

Bieler Pere et Fils Rose

Bieler Pere et Fils Rosé is soft cranberry-red in color with a gorgeous nose of raspberry, bing cherry, wild strawberry and spicy minerality. It is beautifully crisp and flavorful on the palate with medium body and notes of red berries, bing cherries, spice and no oak. The finish is long and refreshing.

Enjoy Bieler Pere et Fils Rosé now and over the next 2-3 years as the perfect patio aperitif wine. It matches up beautifully with salade Nicoise, roast chicken, grilled shrimp and mild cheeses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Apothic Rose

Apothic Rose

Apothic Rose 2013

Apothic Rose derives its vibrant hue from an ancient winemaking practice called saignée, which means “to bleed” intense color from the grape’s red skin. This limited release rosé is best enjoyed chilled.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Liquor Barn has these and many other great wines from around the world!  Try something new from our wine selection today!