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Pinot Noir - Vin Gris

Pinot Noir - Vin Gris Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: The Vin Gris is a dry rose style wine made entirely of Pinot Noir. Instead of 2 weeks (as with our Pinot Noirs) this wine spends a couple of hours in the press on skins and then goes to neutral French oak barrels for fermentation. This wine is outstanding as an aperitif, with spicy foods or on your boat on a warm afternoon. This is serious rosé and a favorite of the winery staff. 100% Estate Pinot Noir, pressed from the skins and barrel fermented to create a frefreshing dry rosé with strawberry and raspberry-like aromas, perfect for brunch or BBQ, especially in warm weather and outdoor settings. Lively fruit flavors and floral aromatics are buttressed by a racy minerality in the finish. Try with main course salads, sandwiches and picnic fare, or something exotic like a rich lamb curry. Also very compatible with a myriad of appetizers (spring rolls, fried ravioli, new potatoes with caviar, etc.)

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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