Sill Family Vineyard’s très wines have received numerous awards and rave reviews from Master Sommeliers, Wine Editors, Wine Critics, Wine Aficionados, Chefs and wine lovers, noting comments such as “a true revelation,” “absolutely exceptional,” “discernibly distinctive” “a Chardonnay that is unmatched by mass-produced alternatives.” “lovely”
August 30, 2017: SILL FAMILY VINEYARDS EARNS GOLD MEDAL FOR 2016 très Rosé de Chardonnay. Sill Family Vineyards’ latest vintage release, a 2016 Chardonnay-based Rosé, très Rosé de Chardonnay, received gold medal recognition at the 2017 CWSA Hong Kong International Wine Competition.
The annual event showcases the finest domestic and international vintages and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, with 100 judges blind tasting wines. This year, 4,302 wines were received from over 900 producers in 55 wine-producing countries, making it one of the most influential wine awards in the world.
Sill Family Vineyards won the gold medal for its Chardonnay-based 2016 très Rosé. The crafting, processing and production is handled by winemaker, Igor Sill.
Sill Family Vineyards’ 2016 très Rosé de Chardonnay blends the very best of both wine worlds with the elegance, purity of fruit, harmony of an exceptional Burgundian Chardonnay along with the richness, complexity and depth of a Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon. The resulting très Rosé de Chardonnay is an absolute first in the wine industry: blending exceptional Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Gold Medal award winning Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Napa’s famed Georges de Latour Rutherford bench vineyards.
Sill uses the traditional Provençal and Bordeaux method, then ages the wine in French white oak barrels from Tonnellerie Jean-Louis BOSSUET and Tonnellerie REMOND. The wood barrel staves are chosen from the finest forests in the center of France. These are fully grown white oak trees, 150 to 200 years old from the Allier, Nevers and Tronçais Haute Futaie forests. These three forests have tighter grains and are some of the most sought after woods for the production of fine, more aromatically delicate wines.
“It’s the only Chardonnay-based Rosé blended with Rutherford bench Cabernet Sauvignon that we know of on the planet!” “This is the first bottling of tres Rosé for us, its very rare, pricey and in very limited supply,” Sill said.