Ramato: A typically pale, copper-hued rosato wine made from Pinot Grigio in Italy's Friuli Venezia-Giulia region. Using skin contact during fermentation, producers are able to extract color and structure, sometimes even light tannins, from Pinot Grigio's grayish blue grape skins.
Rosé: Rosés, also known as blush wines, range in color from muted salmon-orange to bright pink. These wines are made from red grapes, colored through limited skin contact or, in rare cases, the addition of small quantities of red wine.
Rosato: Italian term for Rosé.
Skin Contact: Refers to the process of grape skins steeping in juice or fermenting must to impart color and flavor to the wine.