To add to the conundrum of which wines are the best to serve to your customers and what wine glasses by type you need in your restaurant, rosé wines are definitely a different class when it comes to white or red. A rosé, unlike the main categories of wine that you are used to, can be made from both red wine and white wine grapes such as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
The color can range from pale pink to a pinkish purple and is typically created during a fermentation process that only lets the grape skins absorb into the juice for very short periods of time ranging from 12 hours to two days. Rosés can be made in Champagne, sparkling and still varieties and the flavors as well as the aromas will vary based on the type of grape that is used to create the wines.
Rosé wine glasses are designed to direct wines to the tip of the tongue, so the drinker can taste the tart notes of the wine. These glasses typically have a bowl that is about the same size as a Viognier glass, but has a flared, tulip shaped rim to promote a variety of aromas and flavors.
If you would like option options for serving rosés in our wine glasses by type category, Bordeaux and Viognier glasses are great for promoting a variety of flavors in different types of wine. Much like champagne, if you are serving sparkling rosé, consider serving it in a Champagne glass or flute.