2017 Melée Rosé Wine
We made this wine to grace our family’s table, they enjoyed it so much we decided to share with our customers and friends. With only 120 (six-pack) cases produced, it won’t last long and is available only at the winery. It’s made from Grenache grapes grown in Monterey (70%) and Lodi (30%) appellations. This is a true “rosé of intention”; meaning we grow and harvest the grapes with the sole purpose of making an early harvest, direct to press Rose for greater nuance, acidity and balance. The juice slowly ferments at 48 degrees in stainless steel for over three weeks. This preserves the delicate aromatics.
The combination of the two vineyards yield aromatics of mandarin orange, limestone and honeysuckle. Lively flavors of lemon zest, peach and raspberry expand in the mouth through a perfumed, racy finish.