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The Differences between Red Wine, White Wine, and Rosé

Wine is a classic, delicious beverage appreciated by most of those who have tasted it. Red wine, white wine, and rosé wine are the three most significant varieties of wines. But what is the distinction between these three? The following article will examine the intricate delicacies that differentiate these three wines.

Red Wine

Red wine is traditionally made using red or black grapes and is known for its deep crimson color. Winemakers ferment the grapes with the skin on, giving the wine its rich, robust flavor, including dark fruit, tannins, and spices. 

Red wine grapes do well in soils high in clay and limestone and flourish in warmer settings with long, sunny growing seasons. It is aged in big oak barrels, adding flavor and complexity. 

It has a higher alcohol content than rosé or white wine due to the grape skins used during fermentation, which contain more sugar and create more alcohol. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are famous red wines. People usually serve red wine with red meats such as steak, lamb, and pork or solid flavors like spicy meals or cheese.

White Wine

White wine is usually made from white or green grapes, although one can make great white wines using red/black grapes. Its color is generally pale yellow. People ferment it without skins, which gives the wine its dull and pale color and a lighter, sharper taste with citrus, melon, and tropical fruit aromas. 

White wine grapes thrive in sandy, more gravelly soils and may thrive in cooler temperatures with shorter growing seasons. White wine can be aged in oak barrels or stainless steel drums to preserve its sharp flavor. People traditionally have white wine with seafood, chicken, or vegetables or with lighter tastes like fruit or dessert. People enjoy white wine fully chilled. 


As the name suggests, Rosé is light pinkish and made from white, red, or purple grapes. Winemakers use white or red grapes to make rosé wine, and the grapes are not aged because it is enjoyed fresh. 

Rosé grapes fall somewhere in the middle, requiring enough heat to wholly mature but not so much that they lose their acidity and freshness. It is fruity, with hints of berries, cherries, and citrus. People enjoy it with lighter meals like salads, appetizers, and shellfish. 

Rosé wine is versatile and goes well with a wide range of dishes. It is usually chilled, but not as much as white wine.

Rosé Day LA

Looking to enjoy some delicious rosé, white and red wine alongside delicious food pairings and music from top DJs? Join us for Rosé Day LA on Saturday, June 24, at King Gillette Ranch. Book your tickets today!

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