Winemaking: Lightly pressed to extract some color, then slowly fermented in stainless steel. Fined and filtered before bottling.
Vintage Notes: 2022 was a rollercoaster growing year which fortunately ended on a high note. The spring was wet and chilly, marked by near record precipitation and below average temperatures. We suffered a freeze on April 7th which affected buds; this combined with the cold and wet weather led us to anticipate a small crop and pushed our ripening season back by a month. Starting in July, mother nature decided to cooperate and we experienced perfect ripening weather through October. We also managed to avoid smoke from wildfires. Harvest was late and compressed which tested wine makers not on quality, because conditions were exceptional, but on style and space because varietals ripened in short succession. The exceptional flavor development, lower sugars and softer skins and tannins will make 2022 a vintage to remember.
Tasting Notes: Our 2022 Rosé is a beautiful blushing pink. Open this bottle and you are greeted by aromas of passion fruit, stone fruit and pear with floral notes and hints of hard-candy. The mouthfeel is crisp and lean with just a kiss of sweetness on the juicy finish. Flavors of watermelon and honeydew make this the perfect wine for sunny days.
Recommended Food Pairings:
- Light pasta and rice dishes
- Grilled fish
- Cheese & charcuterie, in particular white cheddar and proscuitto
- For Dessert: Fresh strawberries, figs and fresh fruit tartes