Something I hadn’t known about rosÃ©, it doesn’t have to be sweet; and the alcohol percentage changes depending on how sweet or dry it is.
In the past, rosÃ© wines have been synonymous with sweet wines. That can still be true. But there are a lot more dry rosÃ© wines available today. And, a key to finding the dryer, less sweet, wines is by looking at the wine’s alcohol content. All wines labels are required to show the percent alcohol of the wine. If it’s down around 8 or 9 percent, it’s going to be sweet. In the 11 to 12 percent range it will be mid-range between sweet and dry. And, above 12 percent it’s going to be a dry rosÃ©.