Alcohol : 12,5%
Grape(s) : Carignane
Localisation : Mendocino, California, United States
Tasting Notes : Lively, with bright strawberry and grapefruit notes leading off, backed by watermelon rind and peach tea jam. A juicy acidity and mouthwatering finish keeps the glass in your hand.
Food Pairing : Grilled Salmon, Lobster Rolls, Chicken Salad, BBQ & Triple Crème w/Strawberry Jam
Notes : The wine is aged in neutral barrels to provide viscosity and texture.
This vintage started out with our Pinot Noir from Stanly Ranch. Once those delicious grapes ripened to perfection, they were brought into the winery to begin the process of transformation to wine. One day of sitting peacefully in the tank, the skins have stained the juice a beautiful pink hue. We then bring a used oak barrel to the tank and literally drain some of this juice right into it. This process is called 'saigner' in French, meaning 'to bleed'. The main reason for doing it is to concentrate the color and structure of the red wine left in tank (by increasing the skin to juice ratio). We do it just to have summertime pink wine! Now this barrel is set aside and left to begin fermenting naturally. Usually by day 2, I can hear the crackling sounds confirming that yeasts are in fact present and already eating away at the sugars. The temperature and sugar levels are monitored carefully every day to ensure that fermentation is happening smoothly and in fact goes dry. This is the secret- allow the yeasts to consume all the sugars! That way we are not left with a sweet pink wine that makes you turn your nose up. This same process also happened with some of the juice in our bin of Grenache. After both lots finished fermenting we made the blend for this vintage of Rose.