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2018 Rosé

Silver Medal- Orange County Wine Competition

2018  Rosé
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This Rose' is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Barbera and 100% from our Estate Apetahi vineyard.  We chose to experiment this year with blending as we wanted the soft red fruit from the Grenache to be balanced with the high acidity and spices from our Barbera.  They complement each other very well to produce a nicely balanced and flavorful rose'.  Enjoy!

 

We picked these grapes at the same time which their ripeness just happened to align.  The were co-fermented in a temperature controlled environment at 60 degrees until completely dry.

Close to the end of fermentation, we fined it by using a clay slurry. This step allows the slurry to attach itself to large particles and precipitates them out of the wine. We racked the wine off the lees and clay slurry and put it into French neutral barrels for 3 months of aging. This bonds the oak tannins into the wine and allows for better ageability. We did not use malolactic fermentation.

 

We racked the wine out of the barrels after 3 months and returned it to a stainless-steel tank for cold stabilizing. It was then filtered through a .65-micron filter and bottled.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Fairplay
Vineyard Designation
Apetahi
Acid
7.18 g/L
pH
3.49
Aging
3 months in neutral French oak
Fermentation
No Malolactic fermentation
Residual Sugar
0.0
Alcohol %
13.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Very clean and fresh across the palate, nicely balanced with red fruit notes of strawberry and cherry. Light tannins on the tongue intermingled with a nice, dry, acidic zip. Drink cold and enjoy this refreshing rosé on a hot sunny day!
Awards
Silver Medal- Orange County Wine Competition
Product Reviews
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Harry
(Apr 2, 2020 at 10:59 AM)
Got to order a number of cases today because in Oregon it's warming up. Just put a few dozen bottles in a very cold frig or ice cooler. I love this Rose!

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