The vinification of rosé is very similar to the vinification of white wine. Only colorants have to be extracted from the blue shell. Rosé is always made from blue grapes. Rosé is not a light red wine, nor is it a white wine with a color, it is an own wine type. There are different methods to make rosé: a short action, longer exposure, method of finishing (saignée) or mixing white and red grapes. The further course of vinification of rosé is the same as for white wine: fermentation, aging, racking, fining, filtering, and bottling. Want to know more about the vinification of rosé.
GRAPE VARIETY: cinsault (50%) syrah (10%), grenache (40%)
AREA: ’Vallée des Maures’, Côtes de Provence, France
GRAPE VARIETY: cinsault, syrah, mourvèdre, grenache
AREA: Berlou, Saint Chinian, Languedoc, France
GRAPE VARIETY: grenache
AREA: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France Read more