Q: Do scientists think rosé wines have amounts of resveratrol similar to reds? I drink both, but in warm weather I prefer whites and rosés. --K. Sipple, Lexington, Ky.
A:Resveratrol, a compound used in the immune system of grapevines, is found primarily in the skins and seeds of grapes. White wines, which are generally not fermented in contact with the grape skins, contain relatively low amounts of the compound. Rosés are exposed to grape skins, albeit for a briefer time than red wines. Resveratrol, therefore, will infuse into the softly tinted wine, but a lower level than seen in red wines. Read more about resveratrol.
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