The 2011 Rosé is the result of a saignée of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Primitivo. Saignée is the process of “bleeding,” or allowing the sweet, free-run juice to run out of the tank and into a smaller tank for fermentation. This concentrates the phenolics, the colors, flavors and tannins, of the original wine and as a bonus, produces a light, dry rosé that is perfect for warm-weather drinking.
The wine had a long, cool fermentation to preserve bright fruit flavors, followed by five more months in stainless steel before bottling. It is important to note that this wine, though fruity (and yes, pink!) is fermented to dryness, as are all of our wines, with no residual sugar.
As George puts it, this is a “screen-porch” wine, made for warm-weather drinking, well-chilled, with simple foods. Bright, fruity and herbal aromas. Strawberry and citrus on the palate. Straightforward rosé.
The alcohol is 13.5%.
532 cases produced