Rose wine is produced in a similar way to red wine, but with a significantly less contact time with grape skins during fermentation. This also means that Rose wine would be less tannic than red wines.
Often made out of a blend, Rose is similar to a light red wine, but brighter & more crisp. Usually dry style, the sweeter ones often come from warm climates such as New Zealand or California. Sweet Rose often are white Zinfandel, or Pink Moscato which usually has a drop of Merlot, while dry Rose, like the classical French Provence style, often are made from Grenache, Sangiovese, Syrah, Pinot Noir