The colour of Rosé wine
all comes down to its maceration. In basic terms, this is the period where the grapes have been pressed and are sitting in their skins. A longer maceration period will cause the wine to go darker, while a shorter period will leave the wine a lighter colour. In the case of a rosé, the juice is separated from the skin early on in the process, which prevents the wine from going too dark. Other than that, rosé wine is made in a similar fashion to red, white, and even sparkling wine, as it is just the colour that is influenced by the winemaker.