2017 Reserve Riviera Rose
This wine is a barrel fermented and barrel aged Rosé made primarily from Grenache with accents of Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Cinsaut.
We pick Grenache specifically for our rosé production. The grapes are crushed and immediately pressed to stainless tank for cold settling. The settled juice is fermented in 228L and 265L cigar barrels. The wine is blended with various lots of Cinsaut, and other Grenache vineyards that were saignéed. Saignée is a winemaking process where we “bleed” off a portion of slightly pink juice from a red must right after crush. We then filter and bottle early to capture brightness and vibrancy. It’s a refreshing dry spring and summer rosé for picnics and other activities.