We all know and love drinking rosé, but how is it made? Well interestingly enough, it can be made four different ways, with many different red grape varieties! Some of the most common grape varieties used in making rosé are: Grenache, Sangiovese, Syrah, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Carignan and Cinsault. However, any red grape can be made into rosé! Most are bright in acidity, and light in body, and alcohol. This year our rosé is made from 50% Grenache, 48% Mourvedre and 2% Syrah.Read More
Q: Why do you top up the wine barrels?
A: If you ever find me climbing around the barrel racks in the cellar with a pitcher of wine in hand, you're probably catching me topping up the wine barrels. It's a pretty simple procedure. You basically fill each barrel to the top with wine. We do this to eliminate headspace in the barrels, which limits oxygen contact to the wine, which keeps the wine in the barrels nice and tasty through the aging process and inhibits any microbial growth that need oxygen to multiply.Read More
Q: What are these crystals in the bottom of my glass?
A: Here is a question we get from time-to-time in the tasting room by fans of our white wines at Burnt Bridge Cellars. They'll notice a few crystals in the glass or in the bottom of the bottle and wonder what they are?Read More