Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Ros from Gray Grapes

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Ros from Gray Grapes

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Ros wines are most commonly made from red grapes. The pink color is a result of leaving the skin in contact with the juice for only a short time. However, not all pink wines are made from red grapes. Sometimes they are made from grapes that have a grayish hue, called gris in French. One example is pinot gris, also known by its Italian name pinot grigio, These wines are often just slightly tinted. Below are examples from Italy and France.

DUNE 2015 GRIS DE GRIS SABLE DE CAMARGUE IGP

Bought * Total Wine, 90 Brentwood Promenade Court, in June for $9.49

Description * Sable de Camargue is located in eastern Languedoc in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast. The vineyards are planted in sandy soils that cover the dunes, hence the name Dune. The area is best known for its "gray" wines, which often contain grenache gris, carignan gris and other grapes. …

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