Don’t be mistaken — rosé isn’t a blend of red & white wine. In fact, that concept was completely rejected by regional winemakers upon suggestion in 2009, when the European Commission proposed a change in quality definition for French rosé. No way, French winemakers said.
Rosé comes from red (or purple) grapes, juice that’s been in contact with the skin for a short period of time. This creates the picturesque pink tones that captivate wine lovers.
Later, after the wine has been fully produced & the winemaker has tested & tasted, individual wines will be artfully blended together to create a unique final assemblage, which will be the completed product in your glass.
Vins de Provence is a flawless resource for rosé-lovers. You’ll find the English-language site here.
So tell me, have you visited Provence? Do you have a favorite rosé winemaker? Let’s highlight them here!