Ready or not, it’s summer somewhere, or perhaps just a matter of attitude. Our Rosé exemplifies what Washington State can do with premium juices from the finest red grapes. Half the juice was extracted after crush in a process the French call saignée, or bleeding. The wine was raised in seasoned French oak barrels, sur lie with bâtonage, and partial ML fermentation. It’s slightly sweet with an RS of .5 g/L. Enjoy on the deck, with dinner on a sunny summer evening, or maybe while floating your boat on a Northwest waterway. Bottled 5/31/16; 81 cases produced; Alcohol: 14.27%; pH 3.55, TA 5.55 g/L, RS .5 g/L
50% Mourvèdre (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
50% Saignée of Washington State red grapes
Barrels: This wine was aged for 8 months in seasoned French oak from Saury, Tonnellerie de Jarnac, and Tonnellerie Vernou.