2016 MCM Wine Company Rosé of Grenache - Yakima Valley
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. 90% of the Grenache was dedicated to a Rosé fermentation and 10% of the juice was extracted after crush in a process the French call saignée, or bleeding. The wine was raised in seasoned French oak barrels and Flextank, sur lie with bâtonage, and partial ML fermentation. It’s slightly sweet with an RS of .4 g/L. Enjoy on the deck, with dinner on a sunny summer evening, or maybe while floating your boat on a Northwest waterway. Bottled 7/29/17; 88 cases produced; Alcohol: 13.9%; pH 3.51, TA 6.01 g/L, RS .4 g/L
90% Grenache (Art DenHoed Vineyard)
10% Saignée of Washington State red grapes (both Rhône-style and Bordeaux-style grapes)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 8 months in seasoned French oak from Tonnellerie de Jarnac and Tonnellerie Vernou.