Rosé Cider is intended for any Standard Cider whose pink color is derived entirely from red-fleshed and/or red-skinned apples. Ciders whose pink color is derived in whole or in part from added ingredients should be entered in a Specialty Cider category.
A Rosé Cider often has aromas and flavors associated with strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, or other red-fleshed fruits such as watermelon. The intensity of the pink color will vary depending on the varieties used and the production techniques. Commonly used varieties include Redfield, Geneva Crab, Pink Pearl, Niedzwetzkyana, Airlie Red Flesh, and Otterson.