Let’s Have a Look at Rosé Cider vs Rosé Wine
Now if we are going to be honest, the two simply can’t be compared as one is clearly a wine (fermented grapes) and one is a cider (fermented apple), making them two very different types of drinks. But let’s take a look at these two new trends and decide which we love best!
This trendy summer wine is an internationally beloved drink and is the ideal pre-dinner treat for an open air get together. Rosé wines are generally mistaken for blends, when in fact the process entails soaking the skins of a red grape in the pulp of either a white or a red grape. The grape skins have very little contact with the pulp, a few days max and this is how your pink drink gets it wonderful coloring. Once the skin is removed, the grape juice is fermented and there you have your rosé.
Why do we love it?
Rosé wines give us the perfect mixture of freshness and acidity, and the touch of red grape skin gives us hints of fresh fruit. This is a perfect summer wine. And the best part is that it also comes in sparkling wine varieties. Yum! We all know that frozé is the classic summer cocktail, but you don’t have to rely on the chill to get your crispness. This is an excellent wine to serve on its own.
Apple Cider Rosé
You may only be hearing about apple cider rosé now, but it has been awhile for a few years. But thanks to the think pink movement in summer drinks, this apple-based brew has made its way onto the every day shelf. There are a few verities of apple cider rosé. One is made with apples grown specifically for this cider, rich in tannins and, dare we say, somewhat comparable to the complexity of grapes. The other is made from apples grown for eating as well, which means you can expect less tannins and complexity. Now what makes it rosé?
Well, apple cider rosé is quite different from the winemaking process in that it usually gets its color from hibiscus, cherry, plums and other red based fruits. It makes for a great drink for barbecues and afternoon chats with friends. So, which do we prefer? Although we love apple cider rosé, our vote goes to the classic and timeless rosé wine. It may have started as a passing trend, but we are pretty sure that rosé is now here to stay.