The Girard Zinfandel Rosé has gained popularity over the past few years as has Rosé in general. Always bright and delicious, our Rosé is perfect for holiday feasts and summer evenings, alike. Not every Rosé is made in this style, though. Our winemaker, Glenn Hugo, prefers a process called Saignée. Pronounced “son-yay,” this method is used during production where the juice is “bled” off of the grape must (a combination of juice and skins) after limited contact. By extracting juice this way, the skin enhances the wine with just a touch of color and flavor. The juice is subsequently transferred to a stainless steel tank where fermentation continues until only 2% residual sugar remains.
What we can look forward to in our 2011 vintage of Girard Rosé is a clean and crisp palate with notes of ripe, juicy strawberries and hints of refreshing watermelon. On the nose lies a floral bouquet of soft rose petals. Make sure to enjoy the bottle soon as the robust flavor of our Rosé is fleeting! Only 75 cases were produced of this crisp and refreshing delight and it’s only available via the wine club or directly from the tasting room.
Tasting Room: (707) 968-9297
Wine Club: Call Jenna at (707) 921-2898
What is your favorite “summer sipper?” Some prefer a crisp and flinty Sauvignon Blanc pairing equally with seafood and summer salads. Either way you’ll be well prepared to beat the heat. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Cheers!