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How is Rosé Wine Made?

How much do you know about your favourite pink drink? If you enjoy drinking rosé, you may be wondering how rosé wine is made among other interesting facts. The process of making rosé is similar to that of red wines; however, the maceration process is what gives rosé its characteristic pink hues. The maceration time is carefully controlled to allow just enough pigmentation from the grape skins to transfer to the wine. It usually takes a short time from 3-4 hours and sometimes even longer to get the desired pink hues. It is up to the winemaker to decide when the color is right and stop the maceration process.

At this point, it is time to start fermentation which turns the sugars in the juice into alcohol and CO2. Temperature is kept at around 13C for rosé which is colder when compared to that of red wines. The lower temperatures help preserve the fruity flavors and aromas of rosé. When the fermentation is complete, the wine goes into another cold tank storage where after some settling time, it is ready to be bottled.

Where is rosé made? 

We could say the most popular regions are the french Provence and Champagne regions. However, nowadays some of the best organic rosé wine is made out of France in popular wine regions around the world.

Is rosé a mix of red and white wine?

Is possible to make wine by mixing white and red wines. These types of wines are usually called blush wines and the percentage of red wine is a lot smaller than that of white wine, usually around 10% of the mix which is enough to get the desired pink color. Also, these practice is banned in some European countries.

What grapes make rosé wine?

Rosé wine is made from the same black grapes used to make red wines; However, the grapes may be picked at different times to get the sugar and acidity levels desired for rosé wines. Typical varietals used to make rosé are pinot noir, syrah, and grenache grapes.

BORN ROSÉ Barcelona  is made with 100% organic grenache grapes from the popular wine region of the Penedés in Catalonia, Spain.

What are the rosé wine production methods?

The two main rosé wine production methods: the saigneé method and the limited skin maceration method. the Saignée method is intended primarily for concentrated red wines; the grapes are picked when they are at the levels of sugar and acidity required of red wine; however, during maceration, around 10% of the juice is removed early and used to produce rosé wine. The rest of the now more concentrated juice is used to produce red wine. In the limited maceration method, the pigmentation from black grapes transfers to the juice or just until it turns pink.

How is rosé different from white wine?

The main difference is in the grape varietals used to produce rosé and white wines. While rosé uses black grape varietals such as Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Grenache, white wine varietals such as Chardonnay, Moscato, and Albariño.

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