It is a common misconception to think that the light pink color of a rosé wine comes from combining red and white grapes but this is indeed a fallacy. It is instead made using the skin contact method. The pulp of a grape is mixed with the skins of a darker variety of grape (red) and left in contact for a short period of time in order to give rosé that color we know and love. The longer the skins are in contact with the grape juice, the rosier the wine becomes.
Did you know that rosé wine or rosato is not a mix of red and white wine? It is the result of red grape skins having contact with the grape must.