The Provence Rosé Research Center Helps the Global Wine Industry
Contributor blog post by Jill Barth:
Provençal rosé—and rosé in general—has been riding a popularity wave in recent years. While there are instances of trendy lifestyle marketing involved, many rosés are wines of quality, made by winemakers of skill and terroir of distinction. Behind them lies a secret weapon, hidden in an unassuming coral-colored building with green shutters: The Center for Rosé Research.
The Center for Rosé Research (Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation sur le Vin Rosé) is located in the small commune of Vidauban, situated in Provence in southeast France.
…Continue reading here for the original article (published in Forbes) about this rosé research centre. Established in 1999, the Centre du Rosé brings together professionals (wine growers, oenologists, cooperatives, associations) to establish programs, perform research and provide educational materials. One example is this excellent graphic of how rosé is made: