Let's welcome PinkGris to our family in Sonberk

Three, two, one - here it is! Sonberk has a "rosé wine" and is exceptional.

The last time we drank a great rosé wine from Merlot at Sonberk was in 2013, and after more than 10 years, we are proud to present you our new attractive pink novelty PinkGris, which we have created from Pinot Gris. Don't you believe? We will convince you. :)

Are you wondering how white grapes became rosé wine? "Pinot Gris belongs to the white varieties, but it has pink skin so that it can make a beautiful pink must. In northern Italy, this procedure used to be common practice, and we are going back to the old best practices," says the creator of PinkGris, our cellar master, Olda Drápal.

Let's start from the beginning. The vineyard from which our pink miracle comes was planted in 2004, it is a 100% Pinot Gris, R6 clone that comes from Northern Italy. After all the care of our viticulturist Roman Slouk, there followed manual picking, selection of grapes, their de-stemming, and then the grapes went directly to the press by gravity.

And how did it go? Maceration of the mash took 14 hours, followed by pressing for two hours. And then it went quickly. Sedimentation, fermentation with a strain of yeast for the production of rosé wines, and fermentation in the stainless steel tanks.

At the beginning of March, bottling took place in clear bottles with a screw cap and a brand-new label, resulting in a great dry rosé wine for year-round sipping.

And what about the name PinkGris? "We wanted the name to reflect everything that wine contains, the color pink and the fact that it is from Pinot Gris. "We came up with the perfect combination of PinkGris," explains Olda.

What will our pink suit go with? "It will go very well with summer salads, grilled salmon, and other fattier fish, but also with Italian classics such as pizza, pasta, or hard cheeses," says David Pavlíček, winery director.

"It's ideal to serve chilled, just like white wine, and it's best to drink it within 2 years of bottling," adds Olda.

And since our spring program is also pink, where else and when else will there be the best opportunity to taste our pink treasure?

You can start already before the last weekend of March at the Almond Festival or you can come to our Pink Brunch on April 20th, where together with our sommelier Honza Macal, we will present the first wines from the 2023 vintage, and PinkGris will of course play a leading role!

You can also order it in our e-shop or pick up a bottle in person.

So make sure you like it as much as we do!

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