Not made by blending white and red. The majority of rosés are made from red varietals where the skins are allowed to have brief contact with the grape juice. The shorter the contact time with the skins, the lighter the wine's color will be, but a darker shade of pink does not signify that a rosé will be sweet. Rosés are often made from the varietals Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Grenache, Malbec, Tempranillo and Zinfandel.