We are already in December and Christmas is coming!
Have you already thought about the Christmas dinner menu ? A good host must choose a good wine to pair with food, so don’t forget to keep your wine fridge full!
We propose a challenge: do you dare to fill your wine cellar by making your own rosé wine?
We tell you how to make rosé wine
Although years ago these were not the most popular wines, there is no doubt that rosé wines are currently in all wine cellars . This does not surprise us, since its fruity flavor appeals to the most expert palates. And it is that rosé wines are made with such unique fruits as blackberries, bananas and mint.
What varieties of grapes are used in making rosé wine?
For its elaboration, red grapes are usually mixed with white grapes, but that depends on each designation of origin.
That is why rosé wine is lighter than red wine. Its color will depend on the duration and the temperature during the contact of the grape juice and the grape skins during the maceration.
Some time ago we told you how to make your own red wine at home , today we present 6 simple steps to know how to make rosé wine.
Recipe: how to make rosé wine ?
Rosé wine is not only characterized by its particular color, but also by its production process . Do you want to know how to make rosé wine? Take note of the next steps!
Harvest and destemming:
It consists of collecting the grapes at their optimum point of maturation, so that their sugar levels are adequate, then the selected grapes are separated from the rest of the cluster.
This step can be done through two different modalities:
Pressing method: the already clean grapes are pressed to extract the must and the peel juice is separated. At the end, we go to fermentation.
Bleeding method: the cleaned grapes are placed in a tank so that the must is macerated with the grape skins and pulp. After maceration (24 hours at 16º), gravity will separate the must from the grape remains.
The liquid obtained is kept in stainless steel tanks or wooden barrels at a temperature between 14º and 16º. The duration of the fermentation will depend on whether we want a sweet wine (less time), or drier (more time).
In this process, the yeast feeds on the sugar in the must and produces ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide.
It consists of eliminating all solid residues from the wine, and it is done by changing the wine container several times.
Clarification and filtering:
First the small solid particles are dragged to the bottom with clarifying substances and then the wine is filtered with a fine membrane.
Finally, the wine is introduced into glass bottles where the wine will finish settling its aromas and nuances.
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