2013 Vincent Vin Gris
The 2013 Vin Gris has the delicate, terra cotta color associated with classic rosé wines of the Old World. The aromas and flavors are both subtle and more complex than years past with a range of pear, stone fruits, wild strawberry and blood orange. The bright and structured acidity balanced with a spectrum of aromas and flavors allows this wine to be paired with ceviche, fish tacos, seafood ravioli, roast chicken, fresh scallops on the grill and summer salads.
Since 1989, Saintsbury has made Vin Gris of Pinot Noir in a dry style. It was one of very few dry rosé wines from California in those early days and honored the “saignée” method, meaning the juice was bled from Pinot Noir tanks before the fermentation began. Today, in the continual refinement of our style, we have increased the use of lots of whole cluster press in relation to saignée. In doing so, we have created a rosé lighter in color, providing a tense balance of austere structure and delicate floral aromas.