Vintage Rosé2015

14.99

Vintage Rosé

An irresistible expression in red wine grapes is captured afresh at every harvest. This vintage of Rosé is blended of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Nebbiolo, and is naturally intended for enjoyment without extended bottle age. A dry rosé of firmness and elegance, with grace notes of stone fruit and refreshing acidity, it welcomes being served chilled and is adaptable to food pairings ranging from fresh shellfish to sausages, poultry, and lighter meats.

Year

2015

Cellar Life

3yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized as one of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings which ultimately allowed us to harvest at optimal times. A signature of this vintage is that the reds bear a higher than average acidity, extravagantly assertive texture, fragrant aromatics, a gift of the cooler season.

Fermentation 12 days in stainless steel, after very limited contact with the skins
Composition Petit Syrah 50%, Merlot 25%, Barbera 25%
Aging On the lees in stainless steel tank, 8 months
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.4%
Total Acidity, 0.62%

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