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Is rosé wine made from whote or red grape ?

Question submitted by Yvan Duvant

Rosé wine is made with red grapes, the same grapes used to make a red wine.

A wine has a red color because the winemaker leaves the solid elements of the grapes into the tank where the juice is fermenting. The solid elements called pomace are the skin, pips and stems of the grapes. They give wine its red color. The longer they stay in the fermentation tank, the darker the color will be. It can take several days or several weeks.

If the winemaker wants to make a rosé wine, he needs to leave the solid elements with the juice for a short period a time, usually just a few hours. When the winemaker is happy with the color of his rosé wine, he removes the skin, pips and stems from the tank.

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