Wine lovers have probably heard about and tried a medium-bodied, red Pinot Noir. Many wine drinkers enjoy the cherry-berry like flavors and aromas. The Vin Gris de Pinot Noir is a white wine made from the Pinot Noir grape. Winemakers achieve this style of wine by running off the juice and removing it from contact with the skins. The wine is then generally aged in stainless steel rather than oak barrels.
While in Virginia, we bought a bottle of Vin Gris de Pinot Noir made by Gabriele Rausse Winery. Rausse is an Italian winemaker whose wines reflect his European heritage. His vineyard and winery. located in Albemarle County near Monticello, is not open to the public for tastings, but it is definitely worth it to seek it out at wine shops in Charlottesville.
We tried it this week and I have to say that I wish I’d bought more. The wine was excellent with floral and apple aromas, the color of a pink pearl, with a crisp finish.
All of Rausse’s wines are exceptional and maybe I loved it because of the winemaker, but I am now more open to try other Vin Gris de Pinot Noirs. Several other wineries are making this wine as well. If you find one, you might want to give it a try. I think this wine would appeal to all white wine lovers and many red wine lovers, because of the versatility of the flavor.This entry was posted in Wine of the Week by admin