I had a couple of barrels of lovely, somewhat richer rosé than what the other components of the spring release Grenache/Syrah blended rosé. Leaving these in barrel on their lees through the summer and releasing for the fall/winter is a perfect way to complete this version of rosé. The release also happens to coincide with Holiday meals which this wine will pair exceptionally well with. As I write this now, it’s killing it with salmon at the winery where I’m camping during the pressing festival for a few weeks.
Aromas of rain on pavement, dried watermelon (don’t ask!) and hints of Santa Rosa plum on the palate all work together to make this delightfully dry, somewhat textural rosé special.
Normally I filter the rosés. This time though, with the small volume and how perfectly it was presenting itself without the honing filtration can do for this kind of wine, I opted to bottle without filtration. One cannot tell by the appearance. It fell brilliantly clear, like magic.