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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 La variabilità del colore in vini rosati dell’Italia meridionale

La variabilità del colore in vini rosati dell’Italia meridionale


[English version below]

Nei vini rosati, è il colore ad avere il primo impatto con il consumatore. Esso risulterà tanto più accattivante, quanto più elegante e raffinato si presenta.
Le caratteristiche cromatiche dei vini rosati si evidenziano attraverso un tenue colore rosa, a cui spesso si accompagnano riflessi viola o aranciati.
Gli antociani ed il pH sono i principali parametri del colore dei vini rossi e rosati, per cui sono stati considerati nella presente ricerca.
Gli antociani, in particolar modo, sono stati considerati nella qualità, quantità e nello stato di monomeri o combinati in cui si trovano nelle materie prime (uve), nei vini ed in alcuni di essi le evoluzioni ai quali vanno incontro durante lo stoccaggio a differenti temperature.
Con il presente lavoro, si è voluto dare un contributo di studio alle caratteristiche cromatiche dei più diffusi vini rosati che attualmente sono prodotti in alcuni territori dell’Italia meridionale, discuterle in base a come sono concepite dal vinificatore e come le gradirebbe il consumatore.

]]Colour is the first thing consumers notice in rosé wines. The more elegant it is, the more appealing the wine will be. Rosé wines are a soft shade of pink, often tinged with delicate hues of purple or orange. Anthocyanins and pH are the main determiners of colour and are therefore discussed in this paper, focussing in detail on the quality and quantity of the anthocyanins and whether they occur as monomers or polymers in the grapes and the wines. The evolution some anthocyanins undergo during storage at a range of temperatures has also been studied.

The paper aims to broaden knowledge on the chromatic characteristics of the more common rosé wines currently produced in southern Italy and discuss how the producers perceive their wines and how consumers would like them to be.


Publication date: December 3, 2021

Issue: Terroir 2010

Type: Article


R. Lovino, G. Ceci

C.R.A. – UTV Cantina Sperimentale di Barletta Via Vittorio Veneto,26 – 70051 Barletta – Italia

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uva, vino, colore, antociani
grape, wine, color, anthocyanins


IVES Conference Series | Terroir 2010


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