If you have followed us on this blog, surely you remember that some time ago we revealed the formula to calculate how many calories are contained in a bottle of red wine: in our article, we talked about a practically infallible method for getting the caloric value of wine – and spirits in general – to consume some even on a diet. However, red wine is not the only type of wine we deal with, so today we are going to talk about the nutritional values and calories of rose wine.
Calories and fermentation
First of all, good news: since calories and alcohol amount go hand in hand, red wine has a much higher caloric intake than white wine and rose wine; so, if you are a rose lover, rejoice: a glass of rose wine could at least be better than a glass of red for your diet.
As previously seen, the calories inside wine come on the one hand naturally from the presence of alcohol, on the other hand from the fermentation process of the grape, which is a food with a high concentration of sugars. The key to the caloric content of wine is enclosed in the fermentation process, in which the calories amount increases: this is why the longer fermentation of red wine ends in a higher calories count, while the fermentation of rose and white wine, lasting a few hours or at most a day, results in a lower number of calories.
The calories of rose wine
Finally, let’s try to answer our main question: how many calories are contained in rose wine? The data speak clearly: 100 g of rose wine contain 2-3 grams of carbohydrates, 0.1 g of protein and zero fat; when talking about calories, a glass of rose wine contains only 84 kcal compared to the average of 100 Kcal of a glass of red wine.
A good surprise therefore for those who maybe want to take away the whim of a glass of wine now and then but also keep fit: the calories contained in rose wine make it a good ally of the diet, of course paying attention to not to overdo it.
If you want to taste a rose wine that is even healthier, why not try our Domaine du Joncier Lirac Le Rosé 2014 from biodynamic agriculture? You will not regret it!