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Field-blended Wines
Estate-grown, Sustainably-farmed

2017 Rosato Alegria Vineyards

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Tasting Notes

The rich wild salmon color foretells the gorgeous wine to follow, starting with welcoming aromas of delicate cherry, cranberry, and spring blossoms. The lush, creamy mouthfeel offers enchanting flavors of Rainier cherry, dried strawberry, with traces of white floral and melon.

Winemaker Notes

We hand-picked grapes for our 2017 Rosato in four separate lots to create this flavorful, co-fermented field blend. Each lot gave us a different mix of grapes.

We soaked the crushed grapes overnight, to allow natural enzymes to extract color and aroma from the skins, then pumped off the juice and lightly pressed the grape must with our old basket press.

We fermented the juice in stainless steel drums, stirring the lees each day. We added two Rhone yeasts (Grenache and D254) to supplement the native yeasts. As the fermentation progressed and became less active, we topped off the barrels solera-style (topping the barrels that are farthest along with the lot that is next farthest). That limited oxygen exposure and further blended the multiple grape varieties. When all the wine was fermented to dryness, we transferred it to neutral, older oak barrels for four months before bottling. The time in barrel added some creaminess and allowed the flavors to meld.

Harvest Dates:

Sept. 14, 18, 24, & 26, 2017

Brix at Harvest:

23° (average)

Barrel Program:

Aged for 4 months in 75% Hungarian oak & 25% French oak barrels

Bottled:

February 2018

Case Production:

221

Release Date:

Spring 2018

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AppellationRussian River Valley
Varietal42% Zinfandel, 21% Cabernet Franc, 19% Sangiovese, 8% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah, and 5% other grape varieties.
PairingDry, crisp and refreshing with good weight in the mouth, this delicious Rosato will pair perfectly with a host of appetizers or entrées. Try it with an artisan cheese and antipasto platter, artichoke cream and smoked chicken pasta, or mango vegetable curr
Alcohol13.50%
Bottle750ml
ph Level3.6
TA6.23g/L