Rosé wines, a market of many nuances that has seen record sales and an unprecedented growth rate in recent years. At the origin of this success is the winemaker's ability to identify the profile of the vinified product, both in terms of color and aromatic profile.

Aromatic thiolic rosé wines

This type of rosé is increasingly popular with consumers. These are wines that can be elaborated starting from grape ripening degrees that allow the preservation of the aromatic precursors of these compounds. We are therefore talking about early harvests that favor freshness and that allow wines with aromatic precursors and a balanced alcohol content to be produced.

The stabilization of thiolic rosé wines over time

The stability of a rosé wine from a quality point of view must rely on a fundamental aspect, which is the reduction of levels of phenolic acids, present in the skin and within the grape. These compounds, which individually do not pose a problem, can pose a danger when they bind to tartaric acid to produce esters, a phenomenon that has little negative impact on color but a high impact on aroma.

Clarification of thiolic rosé wines with AEB products must be tailored to each must family in the winery and is intended to remove as much as possible of the phenolic compounds that compromise the quality of the finished wine and its shelf life.

In this sense, the use of decolorizing carbons is considered to be the most chemically but also qualitatively impactful. The carbons, in fact, if not dosed with particular care, can deplete the must of aromatic precursors, irrevocably compromising their quality. It all depends on the varieties being worked with and the progress of ripening.


In maximizing thiol-related hints, very precise clarification must be carried out, bringing the must to fermentation NTU between about 80 and 100, ideal turbidity for thiol formation in varieties where the presence of their precursors is limited.