2022 Rosé (Estate Grown)
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
This Rosé presents aromas of roses and peaches. It is fresh and lively in the mouth, with strawberry, cherry and tropical flavors that linger in the bright finish.
This Sangiovese and Barbera come from our Estate vineyard. Our Estate vineyard was planted in 2015 and is all vertical shoot positioned for the trellising system. This vineyard we produce top quality by spur thinning, bud thinning, fruit thinning and leaf pulling. All of these steps help to lower our yields per acre and increase overall vine balance and ripeness. This is a certified sustainable vineyard. It is within the Mokelumne River Sub AVA of the Lodi Appellation. Soil is a somewhat sandy well drained soil, cool windy environment. The Grenache comes from our Davis Rd vineyard which is one mile to the east of our winery as the crow flies. Same soil type and it also sustainably farmed and is certified as such.
These grapes were hand picked in the morning and then gently sorted and destemmed to tank. After destemming the grapes, we pulled out 10% of the juice from the racking valve. This process is called saignée, which is where the pink juice is removed, transfered to a new tank and then fermented separately from the rest of the lot of juice. The juice was inoculated and had a cold and long fermentation. Once fermentation was complete after approximately 3 weeks, the wine was racked and held cold until an early bottling in February to maintain freshness and liveliness.