28 Mar Rose of Pinot Gris?!
You know Pinot Gris as a white wine, but did you know that the grapes are actually quite richly colored? Most Pinot Gris is designed to be quite pale, with just the slightest hint of a rose gold hue, by allowing very limited skin contact during winemaking. Likewise, with most rosé, the winemaker starts with red grapes and allows only minutes to hours of contact with the skin to bring the pink color to the wine. But this wine sits on the skins for three days! In effect, this pink color is what Pinot Gris wants to be. The wine is enticing and wonderful and perfect for spring!
2017 Haden Fig Rosé of Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley
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Our sixth Haden Fig release of a pinot gris rosé is another knockout. Moreover, it’s a lot of fun to make. The grapes are crushed and destemmed, fermented on the skins for three days, then pressed to neutral oak barrels where they finish their fermentation. Gorgeous on the table and even better on the tongue. Red cherry, peach, apricot and a touch of cinnamon make for nearly endless possibilities when paired with food, from local fish to charcuterie and grilled vegetables.