Sanford Pinot Noir Vin Gris
This favorite rosé is 100% Pinot Noir from our estate vineyards. We select a few of our bigger berried blocks to make this lovely wine. We are thrilled with the recent attention paid to rosés and are proud to say that we have been making our Vin Gris sincethe first vintage of Sanford Winery (1981).
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
After a few hours of skin contact, we drain off the lightly colored juice to ferment in both small stainless steel tanks and neutral barrels. Fermenting to dryness at cool temperatures preserves the fresh berry fruit notes along with the flinty minerality for which our region is known. Crushed wild berry, orange peel and baked rhubarb entice on the nose with crisp acidity while a slightly peppery and savory palate provides impeccable balance. This is a very food friendly rosé and a natural pairing with grilled foods and charcuterie.