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Rosé Wine Vinification

Harvesting

Harvesting

Black grapes are harvested and sorted.
Crushing

Crushing

Harvested grapes are crushed to release the must.
Maceration

Maceration

A short maceration with the skins creates a pink juice.
Pressing

Pressing

Pressing separates the juice from the skins, seeds, and stems.
Fermentation

Fermentation

Yeasts transform the pink grape juice into wine (sugar into alcohol).
Aging

Bottling

After the fermentation, the rosé wine is bottled.

Level 1

This a simplified description of how to make a rosé wine.

A more complete description is found in Level 2.


Harvesting and Sorting

The first step to produce a rosé, is to harvest black grapes.

Rosé wines are made from black grapes.

Sorting

Sorting grapes before crushing

After carefull harvesting, the grape clusters are sorted for quality.

Unripe, diseased, and damaged grapes, bugs and leaves are removed.


Crushing

After sorting, the grapes are crushed to crack the skins and release the must.

Must is the crushed grape juice that contains flesh, skins, seeds, and stems.

Crushing

Grapes are crushed to release the must
Latin Vinum Mustum = Young Wine"


Short Maceration

Maceration

Must interacting with the skin in the maceration process

Maceration is the process where the rosé wine receives its color.

The color comes from this skin contact with the juice.


Pressing

Pressing

Pressing separates the pink juice from the skin, seeds, and stems.


Alcoholic Fermentation

Maturation

Juice + Yeast = Alcohol + CO2

Alcoholic fermentation transforms grape juice into wine.

Yeasts transform the sugar in the juice into alcohol (and CO2).


Differences Between White and Rosé

White wines are made from white grapes.

Rosé wines are made from black grapes.

White grapes are pressed immediately after crunching, to avoid any skin contact.

Rosé grapes are macerated with the skins to absorbe taste and color from the skins.


Rosé Wine Vinification

Grape Crusher Oak Barrels Wine Press Steel Tank Whitewine Bottles
Crushed
for Must
Macerated
for Color
Pressed
for Juice
Fermented
for Alcohol
Bottled
for Sale

White Wine Vinification

Grape Crusher Wine Press Steel Tank Oak Barrels Whitewine Bottles
Crushed
for Must
Pressed
for Juice
Fermented
for Alcohol
Maturated
for Taste
Aged
for Taste

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