4. We have the choice for Vatting or Pressing. At this step in the process, the rosé producer chooses between two vinification options: direct pressing, which yields a pale pink wine, or maceration/bleeding, which generates a darker-colored pink wine.
5. At Entourage® we choose direct Pressing. This technique yields a Rosé that's light in color because the dark skins stay in contact with the clear juice for a short period of time. By directly pressing, – either destemmed or in clusters – the grapes are immediately pressed in a wine press (pressoir) to release the juice. The pale pink fluid finally makes its way to the fermentation tank.
9. Blending. When blending, the pinnacle of experience, intuition, and talent come into play. Evaluating rosé wines and combining them to achieve the desired rosé is an art. By attaining the ancestral vilification principles, we cautiously review all the available batches of wine made from different grapes and different sections of the domains and producers. Assembling them while adjusting the proportions, we fine-tune the blending towards reaching our final cuvée, which is reflective of the terroir and the excellence of the “A.O.P-Côtes de Provence.”
10. Bottling. A.O.P rosés are bottled under A.O.P rules, guaranteeing the quality of the wine and ensuring the stability and the worthiness of the A.O.P system dating back to 1935.