1- What is a rosé wine?

The first thing we must clarify is the difference between rosé and claret wine.

In claret wines the fermentation takes place in the presence of skins and in rosé wines the fermentation takes place without the presence of skins, the must that has taken on color ferments without the solid parts.

2- What varieties of vine are used in the production of rosé wine?

The quality rosés come mostly from red grapes and from a single variety.

Rosé wines can be made from  red grapes  or from a mixture of  white grapes  with inks.

3- How is rosé wine made? Various types of elaborations.

Rosé wine shares practically the same production methods as white wine . Only the yolk must is used, which is the one that comes from the first pressing.

1. Rosé wine from direct pressing: Upon arrival at the winery, the red grape is pressed, as in white winemaking, and the must takes on a little color from the skin pigments. It is then fermented.

2. Rosé Wine from bleeding: roughly the process is as follows: We destemmed and squeezed and left to macerate for a short period (less than red wines, between 8-24h). During this small maceration, the must takes on color and aromas from the skins. The characteristic hue of the rosés is due to the maceration time of the must with the skins. The must is then separated ( bleeding ) from the solid parts and fermented at a controlled temperature of 17 to 20 ºC.

At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is sulphited, clarified and stabilized, to avoid malolactic fermentation or second fermentation, since we would lose the acidity and freshness of these wines.

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