Observatory of the World ...

Observatory Rosés of the World

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Origin :

Provence is unanimously recognised as the international reference for the production of Rosé wines. This region has, thus, a responsibility of leader and locomotive : to continue to be the qualitative reference while observing what other regions are doing.

The « Œnologists of France » receive a unique collection of Rosé wines every year from 30 countries. Nowadays, more than 1300 samples are represented, of which half are foreign wines.

This is a unique opportunity to have a « standard measure » of Rosé production in the world.

Périod :

Since 2004…

Objectives :

To make a world map of the characteristics of rosé wines, and to follow its evolution.

Partners :

  • Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation sur le vin Rosé
  • Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin
  • Œnologues de France, Vallée du Rhône, Provence, Corse
  • CIVP

Application :

Geographical origin (country or region), in terms of the different conditions of terroir and vine population, enable the variability of composition of rosé wines to be explained.

The œnological parametres, which are the most discriminating, are related to acidity and the colour of rosé wines. The analytical menu is likely to evolve after some years if certain criterions are considered pertinent.