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Vin Gris de Pinot Noir

Vin Gris de Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Following the French tradition of "saignée," a small portion of the historic HMR Estate Pinot juice was drawn off for this rosé, thus improving the ratio of skins to juice for the regular Adelaida Pinot Noir. Extremely popular on the Mediterranean coast, crisply styled Rosé wines complement lighter summer fare and offer an alternative to more substantial serious wines. Tasting of fresh strawberries, its buoyant uplifting fruitiness is tempered by balancing natural acidity and the mouthfulling texture of crème fraiche. The pale copper color is the result of light skin contact and the ripe pinot noir essence comes from the purity of free run juice. Take this delicious wine from your deck to your dining room table!

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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