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What does Non Alcoholic Rosé Taste Like? 

Non alcoholic Rose is here and it’s here to stay! 

In years gone by Instagram was blowing up with non-alcoholic red wine and non-alcoholic white wine. until rosé crept its way onto the scene. 

With #nowayrose and #roseallday often trending on Twitter through summer, it’s time to show the pretty pink wine some love! 

What does Rosé wine taste like? Let’s find out!

Here’s all you need to know about rosé, the most versatile and stylish wine style on the planet. Pour yourself a glass of pink wine and read on. This one will be quite a ride! Join the non alcoholic rosé fan club; you know you want to!

There’s just one rule to remember. If pairing a sweet or semi-sweet rose, make sure the wine is sweeter than the food. Otherwise, the wine will taste dull. 

Senorio De La Tautila non-alcoholic rose bottle and glass


What is Rosé Wine, Anyway?

Alcohol-free Rosé is the ultimate summer wine that:

  • is as refreshing as any crisp white wine; and 
  • offers the loveliest fruit scents – cherries, raspberries and grapefruit aromas are not uncommon. 

You should check out my Senorio De La Tautila Rose Review. It is an epic (honestly, no lies here) rose that happens to have no alcohol in it.

But first things first; what is rosé wine? More often than not, rosé is made by:

Other than that, each rosé comes with its own unique traits! Some are:

  • semi-sweet;
  • some are bone-dry; 
  • some are made with a combination of grape varieties; and
  • and others are mono varietals.

Most rosé is fermented in stainless-steel tanks, and (I’ll save you the boring geekiness) rose rarely sees a full fermentation or oak aging. Of course, there are some exceptions. Still, rosé is often on the young bright side and is best enjoyed soon after it lands in the bottle and up to three years.

Vinada non alcoholic rose wine front of bottle in hand

What Does Rosé Wine Taste Like?

Rosé can come in a range of colours, pale salmon or a light grapefruit colour are common — while others can be pretty dark, resembling a light red wine. 

As for what you smell in your glass, rosé scents are also varied. Some types are:

  • mineral, with hints of tart cherries and herbs, like the classic Provencal style; while others are 
  • bright and fruity – don’t be surprised to find hints of citrus, flowers and mineral scents in your glass.

When you take a sip, rosé brings summer vibes and memories of sun-drenched afternoons. Rosé shines for its vibrant acidity, which makes the wine style refreshing and food compatible. 

Non alcoholic rosé wines make it an easy one to drink when you’re not drinking!

Funky Monkey non alcoholic Rose Bottle

Pro tip 

  • Enjoy rosé in some amazing glasses white wine glasses (These white glasses from Schott Zwiesel are ?) 
  • Alternatively, stemless glasses like the Speiglau stemless glasses (I have these and they’re fab for everything from water to red wine!)
  • Rosé is great at fridge temperature (around 4°C), so on those summer days, you might need an ice bucket to keep it chilled! 
  • Alternatively, you can try this Huski Wine Cooler – I grabbed dad something similar for his birthday last year to keep the Rose we made cool while he drinks it! Worked a treat

No matter how you enjoy your glass, rose is perfect for so many occasions dinner parties to pool parties, non-alcoholic rosé is a staple!

plus and minus non alcoholic rose

How to Pair Rosé With Food?

Rosé is one of the most food-compatible wine styles. 

Although it’s easy to enjoy rosé on its own, delightful rosé food pairings include:

  • fresh cheese;
  • all types of salads;
  • sushi;
  • sashimi; and 
  • other raw foods like oysters. 

In a way, what pairs with white wine also pairs well with rosé.

Non alcoholic wine in glass

The acidity of non alcoholic rosé’s cuts through fat nicely, so you can enjoy the wine style with:

  • fried finger food; and 
  • it’s particularly compatible with prawns, shrimp and lobster. 

In short, anything that you can find for dinner from the ocean is a great match for a zesty rosé!

There’s just one rule to remember. If pairing a sweet or semi-sweet rose, make sure the wine is sweeter than the food. Otherwise, the wine will taste dull.

No one wants that, right?

McGuigan Zero Wines bottle

Rosé, A Classic Wine Style

Rosé wines have been around for thousands of years, and they keep growing in popularity.

I’m not shy to say I do enjoy a bro-zay afternoon with the crew through Spring and Summer afternoons!

What is your favourite non alcoholic rose? I’d love to know! If you want to learn more about different non-alcoholic drinks:

Alright, let’s have a toast for rosé!

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by Jonathan Lambrianidis

Non-alcoholic drinks writer and podcaster, beer brewing and winemaking side-kick, lawyer and cyclist. Owner of and the Non-Alcoholic Drinks Podcast.