2021 Rosato Alegría Vineyards

2021 Rosato Alegría Vineyards
Tasting Notes

Fresh aromatics of juicy cherry mingle with hints of watermelon and an enticing floral essence. The creamy entry offers raspberry, dried strawberry, pomegranate, juicy cherry, and watermelon. Discover traces of Asian pear, lime zest, kiwi, and baking spices joining the red fruit flavors.

Winemaker's Notes

To create this dry, flavorful, Tavel style, field blend Rosato, we hand-harvested grapes in five separate lots. Each pick was a diverse mix of grape varieties from different parts of our unique vineyard. The crushed grapes soaked overnight to allow natural enzymes to extract color and aroma from the skins before we separated the juice. We fermented the juice in stainless steel barrels, stirring the lees daily. As each 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) to limit oxygen exposure and blend the lots. When fermentation was complete, we transferred the wine to neutral oak barrels to age five months before bottling. The time in barrel added texture and creaminess and allowed the flavors to meld.

AppellationRussian River Valley
Varietal20% Syrah
20% Zinfandel
15% Dolcetto
15% Sangiovese
5% Cinsaut
10% various Muscats
2% Blue Portuguese
3% Viognier, Liatiko,
and other varieties.
PairingThis refreshing field blend rosé will pair beautifully with seafood paella or roasted chicken with goat cheese and sage.
Cases150 cases