How do you make rosé?

For most wines, rosé is just a light red wine but in some Champagne Rosé's some red wine is mixed with white wine to make a rosé. Some people may think that it is a pink grape that makes a rosé but this is not the case. Red wines get their colour from the dark skins of the grapes during pressing and fermentation, so a rosé goes half way and then has less skin.

Other than for a few rare grape varieties, all of a grape's colour is in the skin and the juice itself is clear. So skin contact is essential to make a wine red. If you let the juice soak with the skins for just a very short time, then remove the skins to finish fermentation, then only a little colour is leached and the wine has many of the properties of a white wine. That's rosé.here is a little video that can explain some more...


We have a very nice rose in our wine store that you are sure to love.

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