Girouard Vines Dry Rosé
By George 60%, Plymouth 40%
Girouard Vines Block, Heringer Estates Vineyard, Clarksburg, California 2013
Introducing Girouard Vines wine brand. This brand new wine is produced from four new hybrid grape varietals – Valjohn, Southern Cross, By George and Plymouth – and is the product of a Girouard family project that began over 50 years ago. The Girouard Vines Dry Rosé is a blend of 2 varietals, ByGeorge (60%) and Plymouth (40%).
In the early 1960s, our founder Chris Girouard’s father, George Girouard, began growing wine-grapes in the backyard of their Oklahoma City home. George had a dream of breeding a new hardy, great tasting wine-grape by cross-pollinating traditional European grapevines with wild Native American grapevines. After testing thousands and thousands of seedlings, George eventually selected four of the hybrids for commercial testing - the four varieties from which these newly released wines are produced.
"The medium ruby colored Dry Rosé exhibits tart cherry and raspberry notes with notes of damp earth, says Master Sommelier Randa Warren. On the palate, it is very dry with refreshing cherry, cranberry and pomegranate flavors. It has medium plus acidity and memorably long finish. It’s perfect on the patio as the summer winds up and very versatile with food. You’ll fall in love with this first effort from the Girouard’s hybrid grapes grown in California.” Randa Warren, Master Sommelier
How to Purchase
Girouard Vines and Tulsa Deco wines may be purchased in Oklahoma liquor stores.
Girouard Vines tasting room is open each Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (817 East 3rd St).