Luigi Bosca's "shades of rosé" by Fortune magazine
In a recent article by Fortune Magazine, Luigi Bosca's head winemaker, Pablo Cuneo outlines some factors affecting rosé wine colours.
Here is his take:
'Red wine grapes like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot tend to give more salmon to onion skin color, while Malbec remain always on the red or pink side, says Pablo Cúneo, head winemaker at Luigi Bosca, Argentina’s oldest family-owned winery.
“The main and most important factor is the grape composition,” Cúneo continues. “The balance between color and tannins of the grape will define in a big proportion the hue. The colors of the anthocyanin [the color pigment found in plants] are red or violet, depending on the pH level, and the tannins’ color is yellow, so the rosé color will depend on the natural balance of these two grape components going from red-pink color to more salmon or copper color.”'
“Argentinean rosés are made from a diverse palette of grape varieties resulting in different wine profiles,” Cúneo says. “The rosés from Argentina display very intense and elegant aromas going from floral, citric, red fruit to spicy. On the palate, they show a great balance between acidity and sweetness, giving a round and tasty sensation.” Pale with a salmon hue, the estate’s 2019 rosé is reminiscent of the classic rosés of southern France, with floral and red fruit notes—especially cherry—and balanced acidity.'
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