Mondial du Rosé 2019

The Mondial du Rosé is an international competition dedicated to rosé wine, created 16 years ago by the Union of Œnologists of France. This year, 1366 samples from 31 wine-growing countries were presented.

Gilles Masson, the director of the Centre du Rosé, presented a review of the key tendencies to tasters on 12th April. Indeed, the analysis of these samples over several years has enabled the creation of a unique database. This observatory, which describes the typology of Rosés wines (colour, acid, alcohol ...) highlights their differences around the world. Among the significant information, we note the stability of the average alcohol content and the pH of wines, which show that wine growers have adapted to climatic variations to privilege the profile of fresh, aromatic wines. Furthermore, although the colour intensity of wines in the world continues to lighten, under the impetus of the Provence style wines, the cartography of colours shows that great diversity persists between different countries.

Regarding the evolution of styles of wine, within the context of global warming, Gilles Masson insisted on the priority given to adaptation of the vineyard. New vineyards and new procedures are currently being studied at the Centre du Rosé, and methods are envisaged to ensure the continuity of vineyards.