Rosé (also known as rosada in Portugal and rosato in Italy) is a style of wine that incorporates some of the colour from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine.
Quality rosé wines are produced with the skin contact method. Black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins allowed to remain in contact with the juice for a very short period of time at low temperatures.
The aromas and flavour of rosés are primarily influenced by the grape variety used to produce the wine, but the method of production also plays an important part. The light, fruity character of many rosés come from volatile thiols that are found as flavour precursors in the grape skins.
St Ignatius Gold Rush Rosé is brisk and dry made of 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Displays a dusty pink colour with a hint of orange. On the nose, red cherry, strawberry and red apple lift. The palate is neutral with a chalky, mouth-watering texture underpinning light red berry fruits. Perfect for sharing with friends over a long lazy lunch.