How Long Does Rose Wine Last? (Quick Guide)

    How Long Does Rose Last

    Nothing says summer more than a glass of pink hued, strawberry scented Rosé wine.

    But can your bottle of Rosé last you for more than one long summer night or do you have to drink the whole bottle straight away?

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    How Long Does Rosé Last in The Fridge?

    It’s a sad truth that as soon as a bottle of wine is open it begins to spoil and Rosé is no exception.

    Putting Rosé in the fridge will help it to last longer and you can expect a bottle of opened Rosé to be good for between 3-5 days if tightly sealed and placed in the fridge.

    So how long, exactly, does opened Rosé last?

    How Long Does Opened Rosé Wine Last?

    Once a bottle of Rosé has been opened time is no longer on your side, but there’s no need to panic.

    Try and drink your Rosé within a day or two of opening, although the sooner you drink it the better.  

    Try to ensure your opened Rosé has been sealed tightly and refrigerated well and it should last you for 3 days, if not more. 

    But what about unopened bottles?

    How Long Does Unopened Rosé Wine Last?

    The joy of Rosé is that the wine will be ready to consume as soon as you purchase it, so don’t worry too much about cellaring.

    Rosé is a wine best drunk young so try to consume your Rosé wine within 1-3 years of purchasing.

    Some extra special Rosé wines may be able to keep well for longer periods of time, but always check with your wine retailer for the specific of individual bottles, here. 

    So how should you store your Rosé in order to keep the wine at its very best?

    How To Store Opened Rosé

    Just like all wines, whether they be red, white or pink, we recommend storing your opened Rosé in the fridge with a stopper, ensuring the bottle is tightly sealed. 

    Doing so will help to preserve the freshness of the wine, and keep those pink berry flavours at their best.

    The aim is to keep the oxygen at bay for as long as possible.

    So should unopened Rosé be stored in the same way?

    How To Store Unopened Rosé Wine

    The key to storing unopened bottles is to keep them as undisturbed as possible, so treat your Rosé as you would a sleeping child.

    In order to keep your unopened bottles of Rosé happy for as long as possible keep them free of exposure to light, in cool and consistent temperatures and away from loud noises or vibrations. 

    So if you make sure to follow the above rules does that mean Rosé won’t go bad?

    Does Rosé Wine Go Bad?

    Unfortunately, like Summer turning into Autumn, Rosé is capable of going bad, which is why it’s so important to store it well.

    So how can you tell if your Rosé has gone bad?

    How Can You Tell If Rosé Wine Has Gone Bad?

    There are a couple of signs to look out for that your Rosé may no longer be good to drink:

    • The wine has changed in colour, appearing brown and unappealing
    • Lots of sediment has started to form in the bottle
    • The wine smells funny! Simply put, if the wine smells bad then chances are the wine will taste bad too.
    • The wine no longer tastes fresh or vibrant, but slightly thin and sour. If your Rosé resembles vinegar more than wine than your Rosé has gone bad, we’re afraid. 

    So can a fridge help to keep your Rosé fresher for longer?

    Read Our Guide: What Does Rose Taste Like?

    Do You Keep Opened Rosé Wine In The Fridge? 

    Yes your opened Rosé is best stored in refrigerated conditions. 

    Once you've opened your Rosé simply put a stopper in the bottle to reduce the oxygen impact, ensure the bottle is sealed tightly and then place it back in the fridge.

    This way your wine should be drinkable for up to 3 days, if not longer. 

    So does that mean unopened Rosé should go in the fridge, too?

    Do You Keep Unopened Rosé In The Fridge?

    Rosé are best served chilled, that's what makes it such a perfect summer drink, but that doesn’t mean Rosé has to be stored in the fridge, too.

    Keep your unopened Rosé somewhere cool and dark and it’ll be more than fine to stay there for months, if not years.

    Just pop it in the fridge on the day you plan on drinking it and you’re ready to go!

    So does Rosé have an expiration date you need to look out for?

    Does Rosé Wine Expire?

    Rosé may be the epitome of summer wine drinking, but like all good periods of weather, Rosé cannot last forever and will diminish over time,

    So try and drink your Rosé sooner rather than later.

    Every day can be a summer's day as long as you have a glass of Rosé in hand! 

    Summary of How Long Does Rosé Last

    Here's a summary of all you need to know about how long Rosé lasts:

    Topic Information
    Opened Rosé Lasts up to 5 days after opening
    Unopened Rosé Can last 5+ years in cellar conditions
    Storing Opened Rosé
    • Use a stopper or cork
    • Keep in a fridge where possible
    • Avoid exposure to light and vibrations
    Storing Unopened Rosé Store in a cool, dark place with minimal vibrations and noise
    Rosé Going Bad Over time, Rosé will go bad and become undrinkable
    Signs of Bad Rosé
    • Change in appearance (brown and lots of sediment forming)
    • Off-smelling aromas
    • Vinegar-like taste
    Keeping Opened Rosé
    • Slight chilling is beneficial, but domestic fridges may be too cold for serving temperatures
    Keeping Unopened Rosé Avoid prolonged storage in domestic fridges, opt for cool, dark conditions
    Rosé Expiration No set expiry date, but it will eventually become undrinkable

    Before You Go... 

    I hope this provides you all the information you may need on how long does Rosé last?

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