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The Vintage Palate

2010 Sean Minor Vin Gris

Mmm, Rosé, perfect for summer! This 2010 Sean Minor Vin Gris is made from Pinot Noir grapes. Pinot Noir, you ask? Isn’t Pinot Noir a light red wine, enjoyed by many? Why yes! It is! Rosé wines are made from a variety of grapes that we normally associate with red wine, for example - Rioja, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc.

The major difference between a typical red and typical rose is how long the grape skins are left in contact with the juice. Skins impart taste, tannin and color. If you think about it, the juice from both red and white grapes are both clear! When making a Rosé wine, the skins are only left on only for a short time and then are removed and discarded from the juice, leaving a pinkish hue to the wine. This wine was left in contact with the skins for only 24 hours. 

Let’s talk about taste. This Rosé has a round mouth feel to it - not too acidic, but doesn’t fall flat, and has a very clean finish. I smell and taste cherry as well as other red fruits - cranberries and strawberries. There is also has a creaminess to it, mmm, think strawberries and cream. (One of my all time favorite low-carb desserts!) If you’re looking for a Rosé that has a medium body, is smooth, fresh and crisp with noticeable notes of red fruit, pick this guy up.