All About Rosé with Gilbert Cellars

It’s time to talk rosé. Though frost still clings to the eaves of Gilbert Cellars’ winery, it is the wine most on our minds. We embrace rosé as the year-long all-occasion wine that it is—perfect at lunch, picnics, cocktail hour, dinner and even Thanksgiving feasts!

The answer to “What shall we drink?” has one answer: our 2011 Rosé of Mourvedre. Created in the dry Bandol style, it is 100% Mourvedre (a terrific Rhone varietal). The Mourvedre grapes for our rosé were in contact with the skins for just 17 hours, which allows for its light peachy-pink hue. Additionally, it was intentionally cold fermented to retain its delicate rose petal aromatics and bright fruit character. Fresh, crisp, and dry, its grapefruit flavors dance across the palate.

Sip our rosé ($15) and our other spring releases, including the 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay ($20) and the 2011 Riesling ($20), in good company at Winemaker’s Wednesday March 14, the White (&Rosé) Release Party March 16 or the White Wine Dinner on March 24, all at the tasting room! Cheers!

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