Rosado, the Spanish word for rosé, comes in many different styles.
Most pink wines are made when the skins of red grapes come into contact for a short period of time. The longer the contact, the darker the hue.
Pink wines are meant to be fresh and light, designed to be consumed within the current vintage, making way for the next year’s bottling.
Sparkling rosado wines are created by blending a small amount or red grapes with white grapes.
Then there’s clarete, a field blend of red and white grapes, co-fermented on its skins at the same time, the traditional way to produce wines in the Ribera del Duero dating as far back as the 12th century. Lighter reds meant to be matched with local cuisine, now a style that is coming back in fashion, but as serious gastronomic wines.
There’s a style of rosado out there for every occasion.