In the tradition of the great Rosés of Bandol, our 100% Mourvèdre from the 24K Vineyard was intentionally fermented cold in order to retain its delicate rose petal aromatics and bright fruit character. It is dry and crisp, perfect for any occasion.
Ripe homegrown strawberries and cream over lightly toasted angel food cake make up the core aromas as the wine is gradually revealed through a veil of lees. The palate is fresh, lean, and focused, with a current of acidity. The low alcohol contributes to the drinkability of the wine and makes it a supreme companion to a variety of dishes, particularly those featuring a cured meat (or three).
Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Vineyard: 100% 24K Vineyard
Assemblage: 100% Mourvedre
Vinification: Fruit for this blend was harvested on October 3rd, 2013. The harvest analysis was the following: 20.5o Brix, 3.31 pH and a TA of 6 g/L The fruit was destemmed and pressed. A portion was left in contact with the skins over night until the desired color was extracted. The juice was transferred to tank and cold settled for two days at which time it was racked off the gross lees and warmed. The juice was inoculated on October 7th with ICV-D254 wine yeast. The wine cold fermented to dry, which took about 3½ weeks at which point it was chilled to inhibit any spontaneous malolactic fermentation from occurring. The wine was heat/cold stabilized and sterile filtered prior to being bottled on February 13th, 2014.
Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel tank
TA– 5.9 g/L
814 cases produced