Where Does Bieler Sabine Rosé Come From?

Bieler Sabine Rosé front label

Some of the world’s best rosés come from the Provence wine region. Rosés from this area are best known for their elegant, mineral-tinged wines. Trinchero Family Estates offers the exceptional Bieler Sabine Rosé for those looking for a classic tasting rosé.

As a trusted beverage distributor in Oregon and Washington, we want to ensure our clients and their clientele are educated about the beverages in our portfolio. Here, our team talks about Sabine Rosé.

All About Rosé

Rosés are an exclusive blend all their own — they aren’t dark enough to be classified as a red wine, but they aren’t exactly a white wine, either. Some people think a rosé gets its color from the mixing of red and white wine, but that isn’t true. In fact, in some regions, mixing wines in that way is banned!

A rosé gets its unique pink color from grape skins. Winemakers take crushed, black-skinned grapes and keep them immersed in their own juices for anywhere from two to twenty hours. The grapes are then pressed, and the grape skins are tossed out. That differs from red wines, where grape skins are fermented along with the juice during the winemaking process.

All rosés have different hues of pink, which are determined by how long the grape skins stay in contact with the juices. The longer the juice is in contact with the grape skins, the darker-colored the rosé will be.

A rosé is considered a medium-bodied wine with an alcohol content between 12.5% and 13.5%. Rosés often are described as smooth and refreshing, and this versatile wine pairs well with most flavors.

The Specifics of the Bieler Sabine Rosé

The Bieler Sabine Rosé is something winemakers across the world try to imitate. The winemakers of Bieler Sabine Rosé find the balance between:

  • Floral
  • Herbal
  • Wild red fruit
  • Stone fruit
  • Acid

Nuanced flavors are created through this delicate balance, showing energy, soul, and personality. The aromatics of this wine include:

  • Peach
  • White cherry
  • Wild raspberry
  • Summer flowers
  • White tea
  • Provence herbs

The Bieler Sabine Rosé is one of the most dynamic rosés on the market and pairs well with vegetables, seafood, and meat because of its crisp and versatile flavor.

Where Is Bieler Sabine Rosé Made?

The Bieler Sabine Rosé is grown in a small part of Provence, France, using mostly Grenache grapes. The Grenache grape is the most widely used variety in red wines and needs hot, dry conditions to ripen properly to create delicious rosés. Nearly all the grapes grown in Provence are used to make rosés — an amazing 88%! Thanks to the more than 3,000 hours of sunshine the region receives each year, the Provence region makes a perfect place to grow the Grenache grapes used to make Bieler Sabine Rosé.

Celebrate Trinchero Heritage Month

The Trinchero family began in Italy before immigrating to New York City. In the 1940s, Mario Trinchero and his brother, John, moved from NYC and purchased Sutter Home Winery. 1948 marked their first harvest. Ten years later, Mario’s son Bob joined the family business.

Trinchero Family Estates has made an impressive mark in the winemaking industry. In 1971, they released one of their most popular wines — the 1968 Sutter Home California Zinfandel. After a “stuck” fermentation in 1975, the family released the Original White Zinfandel, the first of its kind. By 1987, Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel became the best-selling wine in the United States. By 1989, White Zinfandel production reached 2.7 million cases a year.

Trinchero Family Estates has evolved over the decades. In 2009, it was named Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year. In 2012, a spirits division was added. Trinchero Family Estates won Winery Portfolio of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2014. In 2017, Bob and Roger Trinchero received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Wine Enthusiast. And Bob Torkelson was named Wine Executive of the Year in 2019.

These accolades have earned Trinchero Family Estates an outstanding reputation. Today, it has more than 50 wines and spirits from around the world in its portfolio. February is Trinchero Heritage Month — celebrate the family and their lasting impact on the winemaking industry.

Find Rosés and More at Columbia Distributing

Trinchero Family Estates offers a large variety of wines and spirits available through Columbia Distributing. If you are interested in finding out more about their selection, contact your sales representative.

Columbia Distributing serves businesses in Oregon and Washington with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage choices, including Trinchero Family Estates brands. Contact us today for more information. Cheers to Trinchero Family Estates during Trinchero Heritage Month!