In the early 2000s, French rosé wine's popularity increased. Rose wine has often been drunk as a pre-dinner option, but pink wines absolutely deserve a seat at the dinner table. French rosé wines are some of the most versatile wines around because they have the character not to be overwhelmed by most foods. Rosé pairs well with a large variety of food: salads, seafood, cheese, chicken and lamb.
Most rosés wines are made from red grapes and with limited contact with the grape's skin, the colour of the wine turns pink: the more time in contact with the skins, the darker the rosé. So, a bit of the tannin found in red wine is transferred into what's essentially a white wine. That means you have the best of both worlds - a white wine's fruitiness and freshness, with a red wines structure and body. French rosé wines come in all shades from grenache and syrah grapes to cinsault, grenache, rolle and vermentino.