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2022 Vin Gris Rosé


Chateau Grand Traverse Eclectic wines are vintage-dated, small-production wines often made in eccentric blends with hands-on harvesting practices to vineyard-specific bottlings, each wine tells a unique story.


A beautifully elegant rosé wine produced from select hand-picked red grapes. By cold soaking to extract light pink color and flavor, this medium-bodied rosé exudes bright tart cherry aroma, crisp melon and just a tinge of sweetness in its delicate finish. Match with quiches, shellfish or most spicy cuisine. Enjoy slightly chilled.


This is a specialty, small production rosé-style wine made from Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir grapes. The grapes were hand-picked and then destemmed before pressing. Made in a Saignée method, this involves lightly pressing the grapes and allowing the juice and skins to cold-soak for approximately two-hours. The excess juice is then drained from the tank resulting in increased grape skin contact developing a wine richer in flavor, color and tannin. Our Rosé Vin Gris is defined by its unique grape varietals and our process for creating this extraordinary wine. The result is a refreshing and food versatile wine.


Appellation: Michigan
Varietal: 70% Gamay Noir & 30% Pinot Noir
Production: 493 cases
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Harvest Date: October 14 & November 1, 2022 (Handpicked)
Harvest Sugar: 21.0° Brix
Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/100 ml
Bottling Date: June 22, 2023

SKU: 100403 Categories: , ,


Vin Gris vs. Rosé—how do they compare?

Vin Gris wines are typically milder and more refreshing than standard Rosés. While Vin Gris is a type of Rosé, the main difference between the two is the method. For Vin Gris, there is almost no maceration time. The grapes are pressed, but the juice is not left for longer contact with the skins like it is with most Rosés. And when Vin Gris is made of Pinot Noir grapes, the juice color is a pale pink, grayish tone due to the black grape skins. The French name “Vin Gris” translates to “gray wine.”

How do you pronounce Vin Gris?

Vin Gris (/vɛ̃ ɡʁi/) is pronounced like (va) (gree). Phonetically, the IPA character ɛ̃ has a nasalized quality to it, similar to “hang.” Which creates a nasal tone between Vin and Gris, like (va) (ngGREE).

Is Vin Gris the same as Saignée?

Saignée, like Vin Gris, is a type of Rosé. But unlike the method of creating a Vin Gris, which is treated more like a white wine and separated from the skins before fermentation, the Saignée (meaning “to bleed’) method is a byproduct of red wine production; after fermentation has begun, a small amount juice is “bled” out and then fermented on its own. This causes Saignée to have a much richer flavor than Vin Gris and other Rosés.

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Weight 4.0 lbs


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